The 'Star Wars' Traveler
April 19, 2006 8:57 AM   Subscribe

The 'Star Wars' Traveler: I'm not really a 'Star Wars' geek, so I had no idea that the Tatooine scenes were shot in Tunisia. Instead of repairing those units on the South Ridge, perhaps you feel the need to visit visit Obi Wan Kenobi? Maybe you need to jam to some space jazz at the Cantina (oota goota, Solo?)? Maybe you will see a krayt dragon skeleton in the Dune Sea. Just watch out for the sand crawlers.
posted by NoMich (9 comments total)

 
Interesting. I especially liked the insane eye for detail (or knowledge of filming locations), on this page, where it's pointed out that the exact same position, with a different zoom, was used to represent two different locations in the movie.
posted by Bugbread at 9:18 AM on April 19, 2006


I've been to Yavin IV and Naboo.
posted by muckster at 10:02 AM on April 19, 2006


He's made trips to Tunisia, Italy, and Norway, but can't seem to make the trip from Seattle to northern California to visit the Endor locations?

Also, someone needs to learn to use JPEG (or PNG).
posted by camcgee at 10:22 AM on April 19, 2006


Ah, another excuse to travel. :-)
posted by grubi at 10:37 AM on April 19, 2006


Just to clarify, and I might be wrong about this but... I was told that at least in episode IV, the shots were made in Namibia.
posted by pwb503 at 11:02 AM on April 19, 2006


pwb503 : "I was told that at least in episode IV, the shots were made in Namibia."

If you mean all the shots, certainly not. Almost all were in Tunisia. If you mean any shots...well, I dunno. I'm not so versed in Star Wars filming.
posted by Bugbread at 11:19 AM on April 19, 2006


Is this the same Gus Lopez whose home is a veritable Star Wars shrine...and who also is a MeFi member?
posted by pezspencer at 11:28 AM on April 19, 2006


Is this the same Gus Lopez whose home is a veritable Star Wars shrine...and who also is a MeFi member?

Yup.
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:40 AM on April 19, 2006


Pity, i brought up the coordinates to the Cantina (33° 43' 26" N, 10° 44' 59" E) in Google Earth. Unfortunately the resolution is low enough that you really can't make out the buildings.

Great post though.
posted by quin at 12:21 PM on April 19, 2006


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