Going to be the best film ever,
Someone at Pinewood Studios' equivalent of Bay Door Control is probably in a good deal of trouble after septuagenarian Hollywood heart-throb Harrison Ford had his ankle broken "by a garage door" on the set of the new Star Wars movie. Ford, 71, is to reprise his role as interstellar smuggler scamp turned Rebel general Han Solo. …
So one month into filming and they don't have a leg to stand on.
He must have been hopping mad after that one ^^;
I always thought the doors closed a bit too quickly. At 71 I'm not surprised he couldn't get out of the way in time.
I agree, something I always noticed as a kid is how violently fast doors close in Star Wars, I think it even produced a couple of nightmares. No doubt Harrison will probably be suffering from similar now.
I wonder how HGTG Marvin would describe the Star Wars doors, they are hardly depressing ;-)
Not only too fast but also not high enough, leading to the infamous stormtrooper headbanger.
Probably explains all the armour when inside their own space-station (or is it a small moon?). I'm sure the Emporer's evil elf n safety minions would be right on it too...
So what you're saying is Luke was the ideal height for a stormtrooper?
"I wonder how HGTG Marvin would describe the Star Wars doors, they are hardly depressing ;-)"
Unless they close down... ;)
So is the hospital in Oxford to which he has been airlifted a private or NHS one and who is paying for it?
Assuming that you're not trolling, presumably his insurance company is paying for it being as he most likely doesn't pay NI...
More likely Pinewood's insurance company as this, I presume, will be classed as a work accident.
I think it's joint. Or parts of it are. I had an MRI there several years ago paid for by my PMI. My GP had also offered to send me there but she could only offer a wait time of 'six months to never'(*). Bupa got me in within the week.
(*)It was for plantar fasciitis so was not critical and of questionable diagnostic value.
Seriously not trolling - AFAIK the NHS will treat you, whoever you are and wherever you come from, with the theory that they then try and reclaim the costs from you (well, your insurance anyway) if you aren't an entitled citizen.
The NHS is great, sure diagnostics for chronic conditions (non A&E stuff) can take time, and the NHS does really need to work on that side of things. BUT we are all treated, no one is left to die or suffer because they don't have insurance!
More likely Pinewood's insurance company
Let's hope they don't leave him pining for the fjords. On the plus side, he's now truly Han "Solo".
Maybe he'll do pirate movies now, could be fun putting him together with Johnny Depp :)
... but what is an "acteur"... and for that matter, a "Playmauteur"? I'm good with "diorama"s though thanks, due to my advanced age.
I bet it was a light sabre duel with JJ Abrams about whether the lens flare in a particular shot was going to obscure the trademark H Ford eyebrow-raise-and-eye-roll combo.
Solo is no Jedi. Think he couldn't light it up
Hmmm, and that nicely explains why he's the one in hospital doesn't it?
Think he couldn't light it up
He used one to cut up that croaked Tauntaun.
He's been repaired in an NHS hospital - perhaps privately by a consultant who works both sides of the fence. Recuperation could be in a private room in the hospital or he could transfer to a private hospital. The boundaries between NHS and private are quite blurred.
If you have medical insurance in the UK, look carefully at what's not covered, a lot of the difficult stuff is done on the NHS...
He was clearly trying to re-enact the scene from the start of Indiana Jones for a laugh..
wasn't that what he always did when roling under the closing doors ?
Would never have happened if Ford Prefect was in the film.
It won't be too hard to digitally mat on images of a real, live Harrison Ford onto a body double. It may cost them more, but I doubt it will delay the film much.
If they can Matte Olly Reads head on to a double then maybe they could matte Star Wars Episode 4, 'A New Hope' on to Star Wars Episode 7's final cut, thus ensuring total sucess at the box office?
Surely they can get Vic Armstrong to finish it off, like he did on The Temple of Doom.
But it won't be the same.
A real world Tleilaxu Face Dancer?
No wait, that's another story...
Guessing there may be some subtle rewrites happening to ensure Han mostly appears in seated or reclined positions for the next few months of filming, if they can't just push his scenes back or CGI out the zimmer!
A friend says that it's often cheaper to use CGI to remove an anachronistic object - than it is to re-stage and shoot the scene again.
Then why was Russel Crowe still visible in almost every shot of Gladiator?
Greedo falls over first.
Wow. I thought it was just a Hanstring injury.
What the flip happened inbetween Star Wars (Ep4) and Empire (Ep5)? I sware to god that Mark Hamill was the recipient of the world first face transplant....its two different blokes, surely?
Mark Hamill was in a car crash IIRC, hence the scars and that.
Mark Hamill was involved in a car accident between the filming of 4 and 5 and received facial injuries, hence why the wampa scene was written to give it some sort of explanation.
No...sorry lads i'm just not convinced...even my mam said at the time (1980) that it was a different bloke playing him.
People change when they grow up.
Amazingly, Luke was just a frecking kid in IV. I never saw it that way either, but he's basically Shinji Ikari with more support.
Corvette Summer is the name of the movie. And yeah, a Corvette ate his face. Is why Empire started off with goggles and scarfs and then the Wompa attack.
It is funny though.
As they couldn't get Han's Zimmer.
That deserves more upvotes.
That is all.
"Somewhat elderly Ford"? I am sorry, 71 is NOT elderly, not even somewhat. Ford and I are both just kids!
--Larry Constantine (pen name, Lior Samson)
My dad agrees - he pushing 70, and he still goes up 150ft high chimneys on chemical venting/catalyst systems to consult on their install/repair.
He's got more life in him pushing 70 than I've got pushing 32!
Steven "one of three" Raith
It was as if his batteries were taken out in 'Enders Game.'
Surprised nobody went for the "Star Wars VII has a new cast" angle.
I'll be here all week, try the veal.
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good plaster.