Star Wars. Two words that conjure up some of the most well known images in movie history. The Millennium Falcon, the Jedi, the Death Star and of course Darth Vader. Darth Vader with the long black cape, the iconic helmet and the sinister hissing breath is one of the greatest movie villains of all time. But what if hidden beneath the story of the legendary trilogy was another story? A story of the man behind the mask, David Prowse and what some see as one of the great injustices in film history. Traveling to Croydon, South London, a talented young filmmaker and a group of enthusiastic fans are on a mission. A mission to hunt down the elderly Prowse and persuade him to re-shoot a single sequence, a sequence that would have given Prowse the recognition many believe should have been his by right. Along the way they will explore the reasons why the relationship between Prowse and Lucasfilm became so strained. What caused this pivotal scene to be shot the way it was and above all try to persuade Prowse to become Vader one last time.
|Manuel M. Velasco|