Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Trivia: Two of the guns used in Attack of Clones, the Coruscant Guard Blaster (actually a BSA .30-06 hunting rifle) and Naboo Guard Blaster (actually a Calico Liberty Carbine) are recycled from the movie Space Truckers.

Trivia: In Kevin Smith's Clerks, Dante and Randall wonder if "innocent building contractors" were killed when the unfinished second death star was destroyed. On the Clones DVD commentary, George Lucas says something about how they now have an answer.

Grumpy Scot

Trivia: The red aiming screen of Zam Wessel's binoculars is the same kind as that seen on the Millenium Falcon when the TIE fighters attack it after the escape from the Death Star in Episode IV. (00:14:52)

Dr Wilson

Trivia: In the scene in Lars' workshop where Anakin is fixing the shifter, Padme enters and they talk. As the scene cuts to Anakin you can clearly see Luke's brown Landspeeder sitting in the background under some junk.

Trivia: All the Jedi in the background of the shots in the arena battle were filmed one by one. ILM then added them into the background of the main action.


Trivia: In the pursuit scene on Coruscant, when the two speeders are diving, you can see a X-Wing pursued by 3 TIE fighters in the ground's traffic. (00:16:14)

Dr Wilson

Trivia: The yellow speeder which Anakin takes to pursue Zam is inspired from the yellow Ford coupé 1932 of American Graffiti, another George Lucas movie.

Dr Wilson

Trivia: The Trade Federation's ships are almost the exact same design as E.T.'s in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. (01:09:50)

Trivia: One of the inside jokes by the ILM crew concerns the cow-like creatures that Anakin rides on Naboo. One can be found in the asteroid field surrounding Geonosis, and one can be seen during the Battle of Geonosis, in the background, running, and on fire.

Trivia: C-3PO was originally to have made his first appearance still in skeletal form. In post-production, Star Wars creator George Lucas decided to have C-3PO be complete throughout the film.

Trivia: Somewhere in the orbital traffic of Coruscant there is the Orion III shuttle of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Dr Wilson

Trivia: In the bar, the man who offers Obi-Wan "death sticks" is Mouse from the Matrix.

Trivia: Dex's Diner is an homage to American Graffiti where you can see a restaurant like it.

Dr Wilson

Trivia: In the great library of the Jedi Temple, there are statues of great Jedis. Among them you can see George Lucas, Rob Coleman (animation director), John Knoll (visual effects), Pablo Helman (visual effects) and Brian Gernand (chief modelist).

Dr Wilson

Trivia: The reason there are four pillars at the Genosian arena is that Lucas was thinking of having R2 tied up as well. He later changed his mind.

Matty Blast

Trivia: One of the droids in the arena battle has 1138 written on his back. (01:55:00)

Dr Wilson

Trivia: The scene where Obi-Wan is fighting off the acklay (the giant praying mantis/lobster-like monster) with a spear was used to pay tribute to a shot from the 1961 Ray Harryhausen classic, Mysterious Island, in which a gigantic crab threatens a spear-wielding human.

Trivia: Attack of the Clones was the third film ever to be entirely shot on a digital camera rather than film. George Lucas was a strong supporter of digital cinematography, and they proved to be better than film camera when on set - while film cameras jammed in the 51 degree Celsius temperatures of Tunisia, where the movie was filmed, digital cameras worked just fine.

Trivia: Despite receiving prominent billing, Christopher Lee does not appear until 76 minutes into the film.

Revealing mistake: [This appears to be fixed in rereleased versions] When Amidala and Anakin are eating and he cuts her a piece of the fruit and "floats" it back to her, the bite appears in the fruit a split second before she actually eats it. (00:53:40)

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