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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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#SWRepMatters: Mental Health

Content warning for discussion of suicide This was originally going to be a part of “Twin Suns” series, but with #SWRepMatters trending, I felt it was appropriate as its own piece: a conversation-starter regarding the representation of mental disabilities/mental illness … 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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A Close Read of Star Wars Rebels: “Twin Suns” – Part 2 – Atollon

All Close Read Entries 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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