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17 Subtle Details You Missed In 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi'

September 15, 2020 4.1k votes 610 voters 60.9k views17 items

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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi was left with the monumental task of following up the cinematic masterpiece that is The Empire Strikes Back, and while the film is highly regarded, it is often seen as the lesser film in the original trilogy. That doesn't mean that its creators at Lucasfilm didn't put in a huge amount of detail into this labor of love.

From small details like seeing Vader's skeleton during his final confrontation with Palpatine to the massive attention to detail background painters put in behind the scenes, Return of the Jedi is a beauty in its own right.

Did you catch these details on your first viewing? Vote up the details you missed when you first watched Return of the Jedi!

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    When the shield generator is captured, you can see a rebel putting on scouttrooper armor. Later, when the rebels are captured you can see the incognito rebel, now captured with the helmet removed.

    From Redditor u/cyuut

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    This scene is the ONLY instance of Luke addressing his mentor as 'Obi-Wan,' rather than Ben Kenobi. When confronting Ben about lying about his father’s death, Luke levels the accusation at the stranger he never knew, rather than the gentle old man he admired.

    From Redditor u/baxterrocky

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    Jabba has a Tauntaun head mounted on the wall.

    From Redditor u/rawcookiedough

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    As is tradition with 'Star Wars' films, a number of the large scale shots are actually matte paintings. This technique is used during Vader's arrival on the Death Star II, Luke's return to Dagobah, as well as other scenes in the movie.

    From Redditor u/Die4Sinz

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