Marquand remembers constructing a sandstorm he wished to movie for the film. The director wished an elaborate display take a look at completed earlier than he turned on the large followers and began whipping sand for actual. It appears the precise sand, nevertheless, wasn’t sufficient on digicam, and the filmmakers discovered an odd, presumably poisonous combination as a replacement. Marquad recalled:
“We examined every little thing. We examined the look, the colour, the standard of the sand, what we wanted to make it seem like sand, the followers, what the problems have been by way of every little thing. Sand is a combination made up of small styrofoam beads and a combination of talcum powder. Talcum powder is horrible. I hope it is not carcinogenic, as a result of it definitely goes in all places. The powder is used to present thickness to the background. We did not use sand. I imply, hey, why would you utilize sand in a sandstorm? It is the cinema!”
(Talc is not poisonous, but it surely’s undoubtedly not a good suggestion to inhale it.)
Whereas the sandstorm appeared good with its combination of styrofoam and talc, Marquand nonetheless anxious that placing his actors in the course of it could trigger them bodily hurt. The director wished to equip his actors with protecting clothes and defend their eyes. Pondering shortly – and creatively – Marquand felt that the characters in “Return of the Jedi” may have entry to wilderness survival gear. After that, all it took was one resourceful costume designer.