Photographs by
Jon Levy

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of 500 cast and crew members built the sets and filmed here. Everything, apart from sand of course, was bussed in by truck in temperatures reaching 50 degrees centigrade. A route was carved and smoothed out of the crusty landscape for delivery of personnel, equipment, wardrobe, food and building supplies, and for the continual flow of water transports.
Mostly, however, CTV ensures that visiting production crews do not litter the pristine desert locations they use. Indeed what is remarkable about Mos Espa, the space ghost town, is not that it exists still but that, given the enormous scale of the production of this movie in this remote place, so little remains.
Just two years ago George Lucas and his Hollywood army