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A Close Read of Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns” – Part 9 – Did You Ever Hear the Tragedy of Darth Maul the Lost?

All Close Read Entries When Maul kicks out the fire… you all of a sudden feel the vastness of where they are. (Joel Aron, CG Supervisor – Lighting & FX, “Apprentices to Outcasts”) Kicking out the fire leaves Ben and … Continue reading

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A Close Read of Star Wars Rebels “Twin Suns” – Part 8 – Sympathy for the Devil

All Close Read Entries I was hesitant at first to make this its own installment. One 5,000-word post on 90 seconds of Maul screaming in a desert was certainly a dramatic way to begin this close read. Three posts* and … Continue reading

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

All Close Read 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 … Continue reading

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

All Close Read Entries 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 … Continue reading

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

All Close Read Entries 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 … Continue reading

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

All Close Read Entries 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 … Continue reading

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

All Close Read Entries 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 … Continue reading

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