It has recently been revealed that the creation of the Star Wars characters were a result of their creator being high on LSD.
The Independent reported that during an interesting insight into the makings of Return of the Jedi, the Star Wars animator Phil Tippett told the story of his acid abuse as he was working on the world-famous movies.
“I took LSD when I was working on Return of the Jedi. I could communicate with my cat Brian, and Brian took me on a journey. I crawled into this cupboard with Brian the cat and we went to the centre of the Earth for like three billion years and I was just in this world of molecules. It was fine, it was very calming.
“I decided to go back to work and I was at ILM (Industrial Light & Magic) and I walked into the blue screen stage and it’s huge – everything’s just super illuminated bright blue – and it was just like ‘Aaaah, I took like way too much.’’
Tippett won an Oscar for his work in 1984, whilst also doing the VFX for many hugely successful movies, including Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, RoboCop and Willow.
IMAGE CREDIT: “The Making of Star Wars – Robert Guenette”
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