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A Close Read of Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns” – Part 7 – It All Comes Down to This

Previous Entries You have to stick the landing. Not only is it the end of an ambitious episode of Rebels, not only is it the end of a particular Rebels arc this season, but it’s also the end of an … Continue reading

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A Close Read of Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns” – Part 6 – Overtime: Sudden Death

Unmarked The Last Jedi Spoilers in this installment. No other portion of this episode has been broken down quite as much as the final lightsaber duel. A thousand think pieces and YouTube videos have been made talking about Akira Kurosawa … Continue reading

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A Close Read of Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns” – Part 5 – Fireside Chats

HE’S KIND OF A STRANGE OLD HERMIT “I think [sound design] adds so much to your storytelling,” Dave Filoni said in the “Twin Suns” audio commentary, “so I devised these cuts so that we’re going from a feeling of emptiness … Continue reading

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A Close Read of Star Wars Rebels: “Twin Suns” – Part 4 – Tatooine

JUST… BREATHE In our last installment, we left off with an in-depth discussion about The Hero’s Journey and a touch of Force theory, and a lot of the past three installments have been analyzing parallels to other pieces of Star … Continue reading

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A Close Read of Star Wars Rebels: “Twin Suns” – Part 3 – Departure & Arrival

In between my final edits of Part 2 and the outlining of Part 3 here, Star Wars Rebels Season 3 came out on Blu-Ray, which meant we got “Twin Suns” commentary by Dave Filoni himself. In that commentary, Filoni expands … Continue reading

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A Close Read of Star Wars Rebels: “Twin Suns” – Part 2 – Atollon

Part 2 – Atollon At the beginning of the episode, the use of Maul’s POV established him as a primary viewpoint character. Now with another sight-based shot – an extreme close-up of Ezra’s eye opening – the status of viewpoint … Continue reading

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A Close Read of Star Wars Rebels: “Twin Suns” – Part 1 – Cold Open

FOREWORD The best stories are the ones that encourage exploration. Exploration of stories takes many forms: fan art, fanfic, cosplay, discussions, celebrations, make-believe play, or ridiculously long essays. Sometimes the exploration is a conscious act, something actively pursued. Sometimes it’s … Continue reading

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