From ancient Greek theaters, through Shakespeare’s plays at the Globe, and on into the modern era of cinema, masks have been a centerpiece for storytelling. Said masks can take many shapes and have many definitions, but one truth remains: masks are important. No they are vital. To the characters, to the story, and to our […]Read more "Does the Mask Wear the (Wo)Man? An Exploration of Mask and Meaning in Star Wars"
Could the Jedi of the past tell us all we need to know about the Jedi of the future?Read more "Jedi Gone Wrong"
The old saying goes, “Like father, like son.” Considering that Star Wars is a family story, one would think that this would stand true in the saga. Yet, as Bryan Young of Full of Sith presented, when it comes to the Skywalkers, that might not be as true as we once thought. Luke is not […]Read more "Family Ties: The Opposing Reflections of the Skywalker Family"
Color matters in storytelling, but this is especially true in Star Wars, which is often referred to as “silent film” in that that visuals tell you everything you need know. This is done through music, of course, but it is done in color as well. Here are the 10 best uses of color in the […]Read more "Words of Color: The Best Uses of Color to Tell the Star Wars Story"
Star Wars hit 1977 like a pop culture atom bomb. Audiences couldn’t get enough of the strange worlds and the stirring blend of science fiction and fantasy that sprang from the imagination of George Lucas. He took the template of a damsel in distress and turned her into an independent, self-assured rebel. He made a […]Read more "Cinematic Catalysts: Star Wars Would Not Have Been Possible Without These Films"
We’ve been on quite a journey with Kanan, be it comics, novels, or on screen. With one more season of Rebels left, what does the past possibly tell us about the future?Read more "An Exploration of Kanan: Where He’s Been, Where He’s Going, and What It All Means"
Many stories and storytellers were and are be influenced by Star Wars. Perhaps no story more so than Harry Potter.Read more "Harry Potter: A Star Wars Story"