The Empire Strikes Back – rare, behind-the-scenes photos

In 1980 George Lucas pushed the boundaries with special effects with episode V of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back.

To mark the film’s 30th anniversary, VF.com presents an excerpt from the book: rarely seen photographs from the Empire Strikes Back set, annotated with behind-the-scenes details.

Read the rest of this article in Vanity Fair.

See more photos here.

The musical score of The Empire Strikes Back was composed and conducted by John Williams, and it was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra at a cost of about $250,000. (Wikipedia)

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