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From StarWars.com - STAR WARS: EPISODE V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - OPENING CRAWL:

In an early form, the film's opening had the crawl appear not against space, but rather against the white snowy background of Hoth.

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Is there any still or video of this alternate opening crawl? I'd be very interested in is seeing the crawl over Hoth's snowy wasteland.

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From this YouTube reconstruction, it seems the crawl was never actually rendered against Hoth as a background. Instead, the "early form" talked about is simply a preliminary script that vaguely describes the opening crawl as

From what is believed to be the 3rd Draft

  1. EXT. PLAIN OF HOTH - HELICOPTER SHOT - DAY.

A white snowscape races toward the camera ... the MAIN TITLE quickly recedes, followed by a roll-up.
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The roll-up disappears into the bleak horizon.

  1. EXT. PLAIN OF HOTH - HELICOPTER SHOT - DAY.

The camera tilts down bringing into view a small figure galloping across the windswept ice slope.

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