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“Life Inside Jabba the Hutt” Is Not a Porn Fanfic, but Is a Great Documentary Short



From hearing “Jabba” speaking English on set to seeing the little person hidden in his tail, this documentary short will make you understand why George Lucas much prefers CGI even though the puppet is way cooler – the sheer effort it took to pull off the Hutt’s performance is amazing. And the clever way the editing hides a multitude of weaknesses shows you just how budget limits can lead to creativity.

Yes, digital is a LOT easier – but sometimes, having people suffer for their art is better for the end product.

Slimy Piece of Worm-Ridden Filth – Life Inside Jabba the Hutt – @Jamieswb from Filmumentaries – Jamie Benning on Vimeo.

via The Stan Winston School

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist