Posts Tagged ‘Meta’

Some Interesting Stuff To Read

February 27, 2015

In case you missed it, there’s a piece on starwars.com about the role of mentors in the saga; I thought it was interesting and refreshing that he mentions Padmé’s role as a mentor to Anakin.

Also on starwars.com is a neat post about the shadow figure in mythology and how it figures in Star Wars.

More Reads From The Cantina Cast

February 25, 2015

The Cantina Cast has posted a couple more interesting pieces, one about Padmé and the other about the wisdom of “holding back” that drove Anakin crazy.

Two New Essays On Saga Characters

February 23, 2015

Becca Benjamin has two new essays. One on The Cantina Cast focuses on parallels in Anakin and Luke’s story arcs, while another on Coffee With Kenobi examines similarities between Leia and Padme.

Essay On “Depth Of The Prequels”

February 13, 2015

A new blogger on The Cantina Cast has a post you will all love, The Star Wars Connection: Depth of the Prequels. The author has been a fan since ANH came out, like me, so I can definitely relate to his POV.

The prequels are as much an important part of the Saga as the original trilogy. We can find opportunities to bond with the characters, feel the moral conflict they face and walk their journey as they realize their full potential or destiny. When an audience identifies with the characters then the story truly comes to life. It did for me. How about you?

Cantina Cast Essay

February 8, 2015

Becca Benjamin is back with another blog post, “Are You An Angel”, an essay about Padmé’s connection with Luke. I have thought of Luke as being Padmé’s avatar in many ways, so this was a pretty interesting perspective.

Significance of Meals in the PT

January 30, 2015

starwars.com has an interesting look at the meal scenes in the prequel trilogy (there’s a previous installment about similar scenes in Eps IV-VI) and what they mean. Don’t laugh! They’re not stuck in there for no reason.

A Couple Of Interesting Essays About Padmé

January 21, 2015

Becca at Coffee With Kenobi posted “So Love Has Blinded You”, an interesting look at Padmé’s love for Anakin.

Aaaand, here’s an interesting theory on what caused Padmé’s death…hint, it wasn’t a broken heart. I think it was more of a symbiotic thing with Anakin but hey, it’s a creative theory and I give props to the author for watching ROTS 500 times.

Update: On Rebel Force Radio’s Facebook post about the Retrozap piece, Pablo Hidalgo responded: “You know, the heart beats between both medical centers were carefully sound designed….”

More Interesting Links

December 15, 2014

Marvel has posted more installments in its series on the history of Star Wars, including one on AOTC and on the Clone Wars.

Meanwhile, Bryan Young has a post on starwars.com on the influence of Die Hard on an episode of the Clone Wars.

Ring Theory

November 11, 2014

Check out this new essay/site called Ring Theory: The Hidden Artistry of the Star Wars Prequels by Mike Klimo. Here he examines how the saga is told in a “ring composition.” It’s pretty compelling stuff and it does make you wonder how these new movies will fit into that structure.

Why I Love Episode III

October 28, 2014

Matril has posted her reasons why she loves ROTS.

This movie tears me into pieces. I can’t say that watching it fills me with glee the way the other episodes do, because it’s just too heartbreaking. As it should be. If the original trilogy is a traditional hero’s journey, the prequels are more like a Greek or Shakespearean tragedy. It is the tale of a hero’s downfall, of the fatal flaws that lead to his doom.


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