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    Video of the Day: Visual Symmetry of Star Wars

    In a 2005 interview with Vanity Fair in 2005, George Lucas said, [highlight color=”blue”]“The interesting thing about Star Wars—and I didn’t ever really push this very far, because it’s not really that important—but there’s a lot going on there that most people haven’t come to grips with yet. But when they do, they will find it’s […] More

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    Remembering a Boy Named Anakin in Darth Vader #7

    For any Star Wars fan, it’s a familiar sight: a boy named Skywalker staring off into the distance under Tatooine’s twin suns. His past is a series of choices that were out of his hands to make and his future is as yet unwritten. He’s a kid from a backwater planet who will one day hold the destiny of a galaxy in his hands. You probably know the picture or recognize the description but in Darth Vader #7, Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca turn the image upside down. Instead of an idealistic and young Luke Skywalker looking towards the future, Gillen and Larroca show us Vader in that very similar pose on the Lars desert homestead, where Tatooine is a past that he cannot escape. More

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    THX 1138 – Asian Dub Foundation Soundtrack 2015 UK Tour

    Asian Dub Foundation: THX 1138 Nationwide tour to 10 UK cities Musical innovators Asian Dub Foundation will perform their latest live soundtrack to George Lucas’ 1971 visionary cult sci-fi classic THX 1138 at ten venues nationwide in October 2015, following its UK premiere at the Barbican on 19th June. Retaining much of Lalo Schiffrin’s distinctive score […] More

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    Tribeca ’15: Stephen Colbert to interview George Lucas

    Though Stephen Colbert has dropped his iconic “Stephen Colbert” persona, the nerd side of him we always saw on The Colbert Report isn’t an act. We’ve previously shared moments that demonstrate Colbert’s nerddom for The Lord of the Rings, but near the end of the show’s run he talked about why he’s the truly original […] More

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    ‘The Phantom Menace’ and the goodness of Star Wars nostalgia

    A long time ago…in 1999, the pop culture zeitgeist was caught in a Star Wars maelstrom. Writer-director George Lucas and his crack creative team had gone back to the well that made space opera cinema what it is known and appreciated as today by producing the first Star Wars movie in 16 years. Yes, it was difficult to fathom, but the legion of Star Wars fans the world over had waited over a decade for a new film. More

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    When ‘Star Wars’ Changed

    I could barely contain my excitement. Star Wars, a film I had probably watched maybe 20 or 30 times was going to be re-released theatrically. My parents weren’t big movie fans, but my uncle had offered to take me and my best friend to see it. A fitting choice considering it had been my uncle […] More

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    The Definitive Best Picture Losers

    #10. Chinatown (1974) Lost to: The Godfather Part II Well, no one will argue that it should have won, but still. Roman Polanski’s film made a true leading man out of Jack Nicholson. It grabbed eleven nominations, only taking home one. That being said, that one was for Original Screenplay, written by Robert Towne, which may […] More

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