|Famous for it's
troglodyte homes, Matmata is the proud owner of the most elaborate Star Wars set : the
Hotel Sidi Driss, which featured as the Lars' Homestead in ANH.
I feel very lucky to have visited it now, since the shooting of Episode II (which will be released in May 2002) had all but wrapped for six months. The set dressing was still there (well, most of it !).
Hence I got a good impression of what the Lars' Homestead will look like in the new film. I spoke with one of the waiters at the hotel and he explained why the set dressing had not yet been removed. First - and most obvious - for tourist reasons, but also because Lucasfilm had asked them too. Could this mean that the Lars' Homestead will be featured in Episode III as well ? We'll know in a couple of years
The bar contained a lot of Star Wars pictures and cards and more, donated by pilgrims such as myself, but also by Gus Lopez, Philip Vanni, Jeremy Beckett, Tim Veekhoven and Lionel Noetzin. These are just five of the 'Tatooine Pilgrims' I know. If you have been there too, please share your experiences with us ! You can mail me directly from the Resources page !
From this site, I also took 1,5 kg of sand, which is mostly a yellowish white.
Mos Eisley Cantina
Dewback Tethering Post
Obi-Wan Kenobi's Hermitage
The Last Page
Trip To Tatooine © Mark Dermul 2001
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