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"
Anakin had a lot of important men in his life, but is his fall all their fault?Read more "The Sins of the Father: A Look Into the Father Figures of Anakin Skywalker"
Minor spoilers for From A Certain Point of View ahead. It’s no big secret that Yoda needed some convincing to train Luke. The Jedi Master put up quite a fight in Empire Strikes Back to get out of it. What was a bit of a secret, until now, was that Yoda had actually planned on […]Read more "Princess Leia: Chosen One?"
When Disney purchased the Lucasfilm brand, I was ecstatic. Finally, after over a decade of waiting, new Star Wars movies were going to be coming to theaters. But what made my little nerdy heart skip a beat was not the announcement of more films. No, it was the announcement that the Expanded Universe was now […]Read more "No, I Don’t Know It All. Yes, That’s Okay."
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"
Everyone wants to find their purpose in life. Finding it can be hard, but Star Wars can help us find our way….Read more "These Are The Choices You’re Looking For"
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"