Thursday, June 26, 2008

Snow Walkers

San Francisco Chronicle
25 June 2008

Nah, dude, they weren't cranes, they were garbage trucks

Peter Hartlaub, Chronicle Pop Culture Critic

One of the greatest Bay Area moviemaking urban legends involves the Port of Oakland container cranes and the AT-AT snow walkers that invaded the ice planet Hoth in George Lucas' "The Empire Strikes Back." [...]

[George Lucas and animator Phil Tippett deny that the snow walkers were inspired by the cranes.]