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Star Wars.com only had five greatest moments to pick from but I would’ve put his appearance in Robot Chicken in an ambulance chaser “ad” just behind his big entrance at the beginning of the lightsaber fight in TPM.
If you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t read it but the person playing the character dropped the news at Sydney Comic Con.
“Rebels” Season Three kicks off later this month.
Thanks to everyone who voted in my last poll. Here’s a new one on what merchandise/collectibles you buy! Thanks!
Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy found Marvel’s trade paperback “Obi-Wan & Anakin” #2 on the New York Times bestseller list for paperback graphic books.
Congratulations to Marvel, the writer, and artists!
It’s not apparent from this Amazon listing for a prequel trilogy graphic novel pre-order, due out in April 2017, whether this is the comics adaptations of Eps I-III collected in a single volume or if this is something totally new. One clue that it could be the latter is that the publisher isn’t Marvel Comics, but Disney Lucasfilm Press. Of course that could be totally wrong. We’ll just have to see.
Linda sent along a link to this article from Bright Lights Film Journal, which asserts that ROTS is George Lucas’s greatest artistic achievement:
Given the newly expansive potential afforded by digital technology, Lucas is no longer limited to simple filmic references. In Revenge of the Sith, he boldly visualizes his interests in classical mythology and literature; to be sure, the prequels recall the tragedies of Shakespeare, perhaps most evidently in Palpatine’s similarities to Othello’s Iago. However, Lucas digs deeper and further into the past when he depicts Anakin and Obi-Wan Kenobi duelling across the volcanic vistas of Mustafar. When discussing this scene, it is crucial to acknowledge Camille Paglia’s wonderful and laudatory piece in Glittering Images. Indeed, it is in this scene that the film’s awe-striking and unprecedented anachronism totally takes over: painting his images digitally, Lucas taps into our knowledge of Dante, of the legend of Faust, the Christian Hell and the Greek Hades, of the metaphoric burning of Icarus’s wings in the form of Anakin’s smoldering body. Appropriately, John Williams’s score moves further from Korngold-echoing whimsy with each successive prequel, and in Sith it acquires operatic overtones. Never one to divide “high” art from “low,” Lucas draws from every available well of visual representation to craft this uniquely digital genre entertainment, a film that is broadly drawn in its emotional strokes but rigorous in its cinematic grammar.
Go read this from someone who apparently really knows cinema and appreciates it.
Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” dropped by The Star Wars Show’s studios to chat about what else, Star Wars. Noah says the first Star Wars film he ever saw was TPM and he absolutely loved it and he loved Jar Jar. “To me he’s rock and roll.” Heh heh.
The interview starts three minutes into the show.
Glad to hear Dave Filoni smacked some sense back into him: