Near the beginning of the film - while the Neimodians are talking
to Amidala via the portal screen, you can see 2 battledroids in
the background having an argument - they look like they are
pointing fingers at each other. Wonder what that's all about?
Sofia Coppola in TPM
Sofia Coppola, daughter of Francis Ford, appears in the scene
early on in which Queen Amidala speaks with Senator Palpatine via
hologram. There are only two handmaidens present in that scene,
but I'm not sure which one she was, but she's probably easier to
spot in that scene than anywhere else, unless you get that visual
dictionary which points her character out in one of the street
scenes as well.
We've heard this many people now, and man was it interesting.
When the Queen is standing in the palace, looking out at the city,
wearing the red dress with the lights, you can see an electrical
cord running along the wall to the left of her. For real? Yup.
George's face in the palace walls
We've had several screenshots of this, but none we're totally
satisfied with. As soon as we do get one, we'll post it up. This
is a cool story though, though you may have to wait for the video
release of TPM to actually see it.
This started out as a
'friend of a friend' story, but now it's become a great Star Wars
urban legend -- and it's totally true. You'll have to be sure to
look for it next time you see Episode I. The story goes like this:
One of the matte painters who worked on TPM tried to sneak George
Lucas' face into one of their matte paintings. It's in the
background in the Queen's palace. Anyway, the artist put it in
there to see if George would notice it or not. When George came
around one day to the matte painters desks to review things on
their monitors he looked at the background for a moment and then
said to the artist, "Naughty, naughty." The matte painter asked
if they should remove it. George's reply was, "Nah, leave it in
for the fans to find." So, can you?
Nathan Hamill in TPM
According to the
Nathan Hamill Fan Club, the true "Son of Skywalker" has made
a very brief appearance in the film. He can be seen off in the
distance as the Jedi emerge from the water "being enslaved by
battle droids." Visit their site for the rest of the details. Insider 48 has a great shot of him! Check it out!
Droids have Missing Shadows
In the same scene as the one where the DD symbol can be seen (posted on the
next page), there is a droid standing on the stairs, without a shadow. All of
the others one have one. Several other times in TPM you can find places where
shadows are missing or where they change from shot to shot. Another example?
Watch the shadows of QUI-GON and OBI-WAN when they're standing before Boss Nass.
Another? Jeff and Eric thought you might like to know about another little "goof."
When the droids are escorting the Queen and Council out of her temple (they
are about to get ambushed by our guys from above), there is a shot of some droids
marching in formation from the right. Check out the front droids shadow - he
is simply walking, looking straight ahead, but his shadow is looking around!
On to Page Four
Introduction and General Cameos | The Jedi Arrive | The Palace Walls | Arrival on Tatooine | Visit the Junkyard | Anakin's House | Pod Race Hangar | Aurra Sing at the Races | After the Pod Race | Naboo | The Galactic Senate | Battles | Celebration and Credits | Untrue Cameos