7 minutes of spy footage from those kids who crashed the Jedi set

Remember that story about a bunch of Star Wars fans who crashed the Arizona set of a film that was shooting under the title Blue Harvest: Horror Beyond Imagination? Turns out one of them was carrying an 8mm camera.

One of those fans was a filmmaker named Jeff Broz, who trucked his 8mm camera into the sandy plains of Buttercup Valley, Ca., on the hunch that Blue Harvest would turn out to be something more. The hunch paid off: Broz and company stumbled onto the filming of some of Jedi's Tatooine sequences.

There's no sound and the image is somewhat less than crystal clear—filmed in what Broz calls "Sand-o-Vision"—but this footage still manages to capture a sense of illicit discovery, of seeing something you weren't supposed to see.

More than that, though, I felt a little sadness watching this: In this spoilery era of telephoto lenses and movie-studio paranoia, a fan will likely never be able to have a moment this wide-eyed and innocent again.

(Via Slashfilm)

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