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Star Wars The Force Awakens Sounds Supercut

Star Wars The Force Awakens didn’t disappoint when it came to sound editing and design – as well as the familiar “Pew ! pew!” blaster fire and Mouse droids, a whole host of other, new, auditory phrasings laid open a world both old and new, to delight, excite and enchant audiences in a Galaxy far, […]

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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 VFX Reels

Via The Art Of VFX, here is a great effects reel showcasing ILM’s VFX work on Star Wars The Force Awakens. Did you know that out of 2,500 shots in the film, the majority of those had some amount of digital effects? Studio Daily has an interesting interview with the effects Supervisor Roger Guyett. In […]

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Star Wars The Force Awakens Deleted scenes & Rejected Concepts

“When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow” This quote, referring to both sides of the force, and other nuggets, are discussed in this short video, along with screenshots of various unused ideas in the early planning stages of Star Wars The Force Awakens. nd click the link here for a further insight […]

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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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What makes Star Wars “Star Wars”?

A pretty hard question to ask, you might think. To mark the release of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars The Force Awakens, tasked by Time magazine with compiling a video to illustrate the saga’s component parts, Oscar Boyson and Nate De young were (a bit of Yoda speak, there – one vital element). Here it is […]

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Star Wars The Force Awakens: Your Move, Chewie

  If you’ve seen Star Wars The Force Awakens, you’ll obviously have noticed a lot of nostalgic nods to the earlier films. One of the funniest and most pleasing is new accidental hero Finn (John Boyega) accidentally switching on the Millenium Falcon‘s Dejarik, or 3D chess board, much to Chewbacca’s amusement. In Star Wars (A […]

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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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Star Wars The Force Awakens: The Score

Now that  Star Wars The Force Awakens is on general release, Disney and LucasFilm have released John Williams’ sublime score, avoiding spoilers by not releasing it earlier. The soundtrack is one hour and 17 minutes, and includes  music for the alien menagerie of Maz Kanata’s hideaway, written by Broadway composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, in collaboration with director […]

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Luke Skywalker’s Journey To The Force Awakens

“Who is Luke Skywalker?” That question posed by LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy was the hook that eventually drew J.J. Abrams into the fold, directing the eagerly anticipated rebirth of the Star Wars saga with Star Wars The Force Awakens, set 30-odd years after Luke’s adventures seemingly ended in Return Of The Jedi. Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter on […]

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