“I like visual imagery, but I started out in pure film which is really a kinetic experience. So that’s where my focus is. That’s why I intend more of a kinship with silent films than more modern film.” –George Lucas, Empire Magazine, 1999 The prequel trilogy elicits strong feelings from admirers and detractors alike, but […]Read more "Worth a Thousand Words: How George Lucas Used Visual Composition to Tell the Story of Revenge of the Sith"
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The twins suns of Tatooine are setting, a hopeful Luke looking out on the horizon. Dreaming. Wishing. Hoping. Little did his young heart and mind know that the suns he looked upon were very metaphorical. They were him and his long lost father. The poetry of Star Wars is oft referred to, but mostly with […]Read more "The Twin Suns (Sons?)"
This past weekend I rewatched the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast. I had not watched it since I was probably six years old, and watching it got me so excited for the release of the live action film in March. What really blew my mind, however, is that Beauty and the Beast is a […]Read more "George Lucas is a Storytelling Beast!"
Leaving the theater after watching Rogue One for a second time, I had two questions that stood out: “Why did I watch this movie in a normal seat when I could have gone to a theater with recliners, again?” And “What was Saw Gerrera really doing in this film?” Since the first question had an […]Read more "Dancing with the Devils by Drew Brett"
When The Force Awakens hit theaters, despite an overwhelmingly positive reception, it seemed to receive one very particular criticism. It was too much like the original Star Wars, enough so that some were accusing it of feeling like it was little more than a rehash. This is interesting because the driving force behind Star Wars […]Read more "Masculine, Feminine, and Myth"
Since the Maker penned the first lines of Star Wars, poetic structure and rhythm have been integral. The ring theory truly brings this idea to the forefront, but whether or not he had this concept in mind or not, it is inarguable that George Lucas is a storyteller much in the vein of Dante and […]Read more "Lyrical Landscapes: Rhyming with Reason"