R2 D2 – HERE’S THE SCOOP!! AND PETE, TOO??

For my second installment of “Interesting, but Insignificant Information” I offer the following true story:

To make things easier while mixing the American Graffiti sound track, George Lucas and sound designer Walter Murch labeled all of the reels of film R and all of the dialogue tracks D, and then numbered each of them sequentially, starting with the number 1.  When Murch later asked Lucas for Reel 2, Dialogue 2 – or more precisely, R2 D2 – Lucas liked the way it sounded so much that he made a note of the name for another project he was writing at the time.

I thought I would share another capture from my latest visit to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach, California.  Yes, I do believe it could be Pete!

Thanks for stopping by.  I’m feeling a little better, but still recovering.  Thank you for all your well-wishes!


Dreams are like microvacations, whether in sleep or daydreaming.

Some make sense of our daily lives, some are extensions of our hopes.

They remove our barriers.  They open possibilities.

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~ by photographyfree4all on February 3, 2011.

18 Responses to “R2 D2 – HERE’S THE SCOOP!! AND PETE, TOO??”

  1. Being a star wars fan, that was a really cool tid bit about R2D2! And also, I love how the water is chasing Pete… it’s a nice touch!

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  2. That’s a very, very good shot of “Pete”. Hey, you’re getting too good. 🙂

    Bob

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  3. Nice Star Wars trivia! And I love the pose of “Pete”.

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  4. Interesting.

    And love that shot of Pete. 🙂

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  5. Certainly looks like Pete! I wonder if he knows how popular he is? 🙂

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  6. Love the R2D2 info, never knew that! That’s an awesome shot, great timing.

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  7. Star Wars – a classic in our own time! The water is what caught me eye in this shot! Great catch, Kuukisu!

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  8. It’s been too long since I’ve been by. Here I find some excellent trivia, a beautiful image and an inspiring quote. Thank you!

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  9. Lovely image of “Pete” which got me to stop and look again. Great action shot.

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  10. Cool trivia!

    Glad you’re on the mend. Lovely bird shot.

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  11. Thanks, Bob! That’s pretty high praise coming from the expert!

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  12. Thank you, Journey! It is another nice action shot. I love the trailing water!

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  13. Thanks, Robin! I always appreciate your comments!

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  14. I don’t think he knows…or cares, Tracy! LOL! Thanks!

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  15. Thank you Michael! Sometimes I stubble across something I think might be of interest and decide to share it here!

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  16. Thank you for these words of encouragement, Cindy! Now, don’t be a stranger! 🙂

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  17. I do like the trail of water in this shot, Martina! Thanks!

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  18. I am on the mend…but, taking it slowly! Thanks for stopping by, Miss Pearl!

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