Videomaterial von ursprünglich weißem Boba Fett

14.07.2009 Misc #StarWars

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Ich weiß ja auch nicht, wo das ganze vorher noch nicht veröffentlichte StarWars-Material grade herkommt, aber is' halt so. Erst die Behind-the-scenes-Aufnahmen des FX-Teams, jetzt ein Video mit dem ursprünglich von Ralph McQuarrie in einem weißen Anzug designten Boba Fett.

Many have seen the early Ralph McQuarrie sketches of Boba Fett sporting the all-white helmet and armor. What you haven't seen is the original white Fett costume in action. A videotape was rolling to capture "proto Fett's" reveal to Lucas and company at the filmmaker's home on June 28, 1978. In the video, sound designer Ben Burtt "hosts" Fett's reveal, describing the different weapons, functions, and characteristics of the costume (worn by Empire's assistant film editor Duwayne Dunham for the test).

Meet Boba Fett (via Binary Bonsai)

Hier der Artikel von 2006 über die Concept Arts des weißen Boba Fetts, der auch einiges über die Wurzeln des Kopfgeldjägers verrät. Ursprünglich war Darth Vader als Bountyhunter konzipiert, daraus ging dann Boba Fett hervor. Im Artikel wird das Video auch erwähnt, bislang war es allerdings online nicht zu sehen. Snip:

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According to Empire's "making of" book, Once Upon a Galaxy, Boba Fett's character had originally emerged from that of Darth Vader:

"I wanted to develop an essentially evil, very frightening character," said Lucas of Vader. "He started as a kind of intergalactic bounty hunter, evolved into a grotesque knight, and as I got deeper into the knight ethos he became more a dark warrior than a mercenary... I split him up and it was from the early concept of Darth Vader as a bounty hunter that Boba Fett came."

Borne of Vader, Fett required an equally villainous look, but something a bit less conspicuous. Designing Fett's signature helmet, armor, and accoutrements fell primarily to Joe Johnston, who worked in tandem with Ralph McQuarrie to come up with the bounty hunter's distinctive look. Far removed from the black-on-black wardrobe of Vader, early concepts for Fett clad the bounty hunter in white, possibly a vestige of his "Super Trooper" origins. This all-white Fett was actually the first costume produced for the character, officially unveiled to Lucasfilm insiders in a screen test shot on June 28, 1978.