It will also be an excuse to discuss trivia from ancient visual effects films so that, as Herodotus says in his famous introduction, the great deeds of the past are not forgotten. (1)
I was showing this sequence to someone who should know better who said how much he had wanted to be part of the visual effects industry at that time because it was so glamourous and so very lucrative.
Lucrative? Are you kidding me? But first, lets examine the issues involving R2D2.
The sequence on Youtube is below. The shot with R2D2 is at approximately 1:30