<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/8762467639/” title=”whyisitcalledbriefingwhenitsrarelybrief by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3779/8762467639_a270732336.jpg” width=”500″ height=”178″ alt=”whyisitcalledbriefingwhenitsrarelybrief”></a>
I was surprised to read that the Kenner merchandising of the original Star Wars trilogy continues. This scene, from Star Wars 4: A New Hope, set in a briefing room, best remembered for Darth Vader saying, “I find you lack of faith disturbing”, and also doing the invisible choke on one of the meeting participants, is the subject of a whopping 7 figure set, costing 80-90bucks! I remember when they were $1.50 each! Apparently, someone out there out there in the sci-fi community, imaginative and with too much time on their hands, made up an 8000 word story about the guy wearing white, who in the film was completely uncredited.
<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/8762606523/” title=”doyouknowthisman by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8277/8762606523_13d9fdc247_n.jpg” width=”320″ height=”242″ alt=”doyouknowthisman”></a><br/>_Do you know this man?_
So Sunny Breaks is putting it out there. PSA. Is this your grandpa? That old guy who lived next door with the great lemon tree who used to get the odd bit of work here and there as a film extra? Tangentially, doing a google image search for ‘do you know this man?’ gets a bit sketchy – but <a href=”http://manolomen.com/2010/10/04/do-you-know-this-man-9/”>this is interesting</a>.
*In other news* Flickr is finally doing something about updating itself. Unfortunately it’s not the right thing. Flickr is owned by yahoo! Yahoo! is like the GTV Channel 9 of the internet — everything they do seems to reek of crapiness.