“Early in the script there was a description of Vader crossing between two ships in space so I created this mask so he could breathe in space, with a suggestion of teeth in the masks grillwork,” McQuarrie said. It was not until the fourth draft that.
Just Vader's helmet, you say? This completely embodies the inner struggle of good v. evil (Light v. Dark Side) Anakin constantly has to live with, being the Chosen One. The high contrast photo is a metaphorically brilliant idea!
Darth Vader's Armor. Fun fact: Vader's boots actually pre-date his helmet - Lucas created a breath mask for his villain as he was originally walking on the outside of Leia's ship to enter it. The whole "more machine than man" idea evolved out of that concept. #DarthVader