Tag: Star Wars

Michael Giacchino is the New John Williams

Michael Giacchino is the New John Williams


The lights go down. The text appears on the screen. “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” And then: a cut to a shot of space with a loud, jarring musical chord in the background. Jarring is the best word to describe the opening to Rogue One. It feels odd to see…

The Untitled Leisure Project: <i>Rogue One</i> and Beyond

The Untitled Leisure Project: Rogue One and Beyond

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Welcome to The Untitled Leisure Project. This week Graham Piro and Devon O’Dwyer discuss their thoughts on Rogue One and the future of the Star Wars franchise. http://media.blubrry.com/voicepodcastnetwork/p/georgetownvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Star-Wars.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

<i>Star Wars</i> Goes <i>Rogue,</i> with Mixed Results

Star Wars Goes Rogue, with Mixed Results


After seven offerings, the elements of the Star Wars series are fairly straightforward: an opening crawl, orphans and desert planets, lightsaber battles, and, of course, endless discussion of the dark and light sides of the Force. Part of what makes Rogue One: A Star Wars Story initially refreshing is that the film eschews typical Star…

Countdown to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Countdown to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace


When Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace was set to be released in theaters in May of 1999, it was arguably the most anticipated movie of all time. Fans would buy tickets to other non-Star Wars films solely to see the trailer for The Phantom Menace, promptly walking out of the theater after the…

The Empire Strikes Out: Star Wars loses Expanded Universe

The Empire Strikes Out: Star Wars loses Expanded Universe


What ever happened to artistry? It’s a legitimate societal concern given the omnipresence of 140-character Twitter screeds and Buzzfeed articles that pare life down to short, consumable, forgettable numbered lists. But it’s an issue that’s even more pressing in the realm of contemporary fiction itself. Recently, we’ve seen J.K. Rowling assert that Hermione would, in…

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