Vader's haircut

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    Mic Pro's Avatar
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    Vader's haircut

    Does anybody notice that Darth Vader's helmet looks shorter in the Hoth scene in ESB than in other shots? I call it his "haircut helmet" cuz it looks like the bottom end of the back piece has been trimmed upwards. There's another scene in ROTJ where you notice it as well but I can't remember which one off the top of my head.

    So yeah, anybody else see this? Was it a stunt helmet?

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    Re: Vader's haircut

    No, the dome was just positioned improperly. One of the other boards did a photo analysis of it. You'll see that same kind of thing in several of the films. The Stunt helmet you're referring to perhaps is the one used in the lightsaber battle with Bob Anderson and it has transparent Perspex cheeks and no lower mouth grill.

    There was a "stunt" inner robe in that scene though, which is shorter than the normal one. The thought it that it was used to make it easier for him to walk past/over the objects in the room.
    Last edited by Bubba Fett; Oct 28, 2008 at 6:48 PM.

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    Re: Vader's haircut

    IS there a link to this thread somewhere?

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    Re: Vader's haircut

    You can tell the position is wrong by the "eyebrows" in the helmet. Here is the thread, we'll see if it works.

    The Hoth Helmet Explanation

    Mac, who wrote the thread, is also a member here and somewhat of an expert on Vader some positioning.

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    Re: Vader's haircut

    Good lord we are some geeks with time on our hands...LOL!

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    Re: Vader's haircut

    Wow....thats pretty crazy....
    I'm going going to have to watch the movies again now, only this time under greater scrutiny!

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    Re: Vader's haircut

    Vader has hair??? I didn't notice it.

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