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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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I Scream, You Scream, Maul Screams, We All Scream for Kenobi

A companion post to an essay for Eleven-ThirtyEight On one hand, I feel bad for Ewan McGregor. I mean, I’m allowed to change my hairstyle and get in shape without thousands of people interrogating me about my career path. For … 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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The Star Trek Episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars

“Voyage of Temptation” is the most Star Trek I’ve seen in Star Wars. Granted, Trek and Wars are always going to be borrowing from each other; they’re the two biggest science fiction franchises out there, and there are plenty of other moments and stories in both that … 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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