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Monday, May 13, 2013

The Ruins of Tatooine

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Mon, May 13, 2013 at 4:14 PM

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  • Rä Di Martino

TODAY IN STAR WARS NEWS:

The most meaningful Star Wars news today is that good ol' Star Wars Kid—who's now 25 years old, which means his name is slightly out of date—is speaking out against bullying. Man. People were dicks to Star Wars Kid, which just seems insane to me. So good on you, Star Wars Man! The rest of us who weren't dicks to you still love you! (No word yet on if Star Wars Man is dreading the return of Arrested Development. I'd guess... probably?)

The most interesting Star Wars news today is that photographer Rä Di Martino tracked down the long-abandoned Tunisian shooting locations for Tatooine and took some great pictures.

Tozeur and the surrounding region, it turns out, have served as the backdrop to many Hollywood’s memorable epics, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, another Lucas romp, and The English Patient. Yet, there’s little glamour to be excavated at these abandoned sites. They sit in perfect stillness, at the crest of the Sahara Desert, eaten away by dust and sand.

Check out the pictures here. Via the AV Club.

NOW YOU'RE UP TO DATE ON STAR WARS!

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