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“A New Awakening” – Star Wars Episode IV and VII Shot Comparison

  Star Wars The Force Awakens to some degrees mirrors not just the original film (A New Hope in the grand scheme of the saga) but all films in the original trilogy. Some though took issue with director J.J. Abrams, claiming it’s little more than a retread of the original, right down to the plot. […]

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Star Wars The Force Awakens WGA Q & A

The following is the transcript from a recent Writer’s Guild of America Q & A with the team behind Star Wars The Force Awakens – director J.J. Abrams, and co-writers Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt, moderated by Anthony Breznican. Spoilers below I feel like this year we had like an extra holiday. We had Thanksgiving, […]

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Review: Star Wars The Force Awakens

“There were stories about what happened,” Rey (Daisy Ridley) says wide-eyed to Han Solo (Harrison Ford), now himself so much legend and myth in a galaxy far, far away. The force of story-telling, on the surface derivative of all the Original Trilogy, is nevertheless strong with Star Wars The Force Awakens. Sometimes, to quote James […]

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The Five Stages of Development Hell

This week the producers of Star Wars Episode VII [insert title here] have thanked original screenwriter Michael Arndt for his outstanding contribution so far and have now let loose director J J Abrams and The Empire Strikes Back script writer Lawrence Kasdan on the project (Kasdan is retaining a screenwriting credit on one of the subsequent stand-alone films, […]

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Slaves To The Empire – Vintage Rolling Stone piece with The Empire Strikes Back Cast

There’s a great new piece in the latest issue of Rolling Stone with all the major players, new and old, behind Star Wars The Force Awakens – J J Abrams, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Daisy Ridley. You can read it here but I thought it would be fun to […]

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