Saturday, 13 February 2016
Having fought a tense showdown against Fenn Rau and his Mandalorians, whom are protecting a key area of space known as Concord Dawn for the Empire, lightsaber ready Kanan helps an injured Sabine escape the resultant chaos, during a critical moment from the recent STAR WARS REBELS episode, The Protector of Concord Dawn.
With thanks to DISNEY UK for the image.
Friday, 12 February 2016
|Image: Ann Skinner/BFI.|
As Luke Skywalker finishes repairs to C-3PO (and, in a deleted moment, decides not to put the restraining bolt back on the grateful droid), Ben Kenobi inspects the little R2-D2, whose bold actions have brought them all together, in a scene captured on Polaroid script/continuity reference by Ann Skinner, filmed on the small Stage 7 at Elstree Studios during April 1976.
|On the set of Ben Kenobi's home at Elstree Stage 7.|
|Rehearsal for a classic scene. Note the partial costume on Threepio.|
|A studio technician prepares to patch-up Anthony Daniels costume with tape.|
|Luke at work repairing Threepio.|
|Getting ready for another take.|
Two other Polaroids not seen in the BFI exhibition of Miss Skinner's work from 2014 reside in their Special Collection: a colour image of Artoo solo on the set (not too dissimilar to the one presented here) and a B/W taken behind Ben's large case (containing Luke's inherited lightsaber), showing the unseen back table and equipment, alongside some kind of redressed Tupperware.
Outtake Guinness footage used in EPISODE III trailer of 2004: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) - Teaser Trailer [HD] - YouTube
|The clapperboard to filming.|
|A selection of unused angles from the classic sequence.|
As a side note, Miss Skinner's handwritten notes indicate that Scene 42- Leia's hologram speech- would be later re-filmed with her costume's hood up.
With thanks to Ann Skinner and the BFI.
STAR WARS AFICIONADO WEBSITE: AFICIONADO REVIEW: 'THE ELSTREE EMPIRE DAY' - 5TH MAY 2012
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Coming to cinemas worldwide 2017. One of its apparent code names: "Space Bear"!
Star Wars: Episode VIII has started filming, Disney CEO says | EW.com
Star Wars: J.J. Abrams Loves Rian Johnson’s Episode 8 Script
Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' Moves Away From 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' - Hollywood Reporter
|Rian Johnson's previous tease image from TWITTER earlier this month.|
‘Star Wars Episode VIII': Everything We Know So Far
Star Wars: Episode VIII to film in Croatia? – Making Star Wars
The ASC -- American Cinematographer: Interview with Kathleen Kennedy
Meet the Most Powerful Woman in Hollywood | Vanity Fair
|The sand is back, as EP VIII filming begins, in this fun TWITTER image from Feb 13th, 2016.|
Money grabbing informants for the First Order are everywhere, especially within the diverse mix of aliens and humanoids at Maz Kanata's castle on Takodana. The arrival of our heroes, plus the not totally conspicuous BB-8, soon attract the unwelcome attention and scheming of the unscrupulous and bulky alien Grummgar, and his slinky aide, Bazine.
In their sleek Starfighters, Jedi heroes Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi navigate the perilous upper atmosphere close-quarters combat between Separatists and Republic vessels, during the memorable sequence of galactic chaos and carnage that would launch EPISODE III.
Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Continuing his epic and violent quest for his not dead brother, Darth Maul, the brutal Savage Opress arrives on the far-off scrapworld of Lotho Minor, and soon goes into battle against some weapon wielding Junkers, clueless as to what they're taking on, in this scene from the popular THE CLONE WARS Season Four episode, Brothers.
Monday, 8 February 2016
The destructive Kylo Ren enjoys the continued obliteration taking place towards Maz Kanata's castle on Takodana- his belief in the First Order clearly unwavering- in this intriguing photo composition for THE FORCE AWAKENS.
Ren also makes the cover of the latest issue of the respected AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER magazine, which goes deep behind the scenes of the new movie:
American Cinematographer's New Star Wars Issue - Exclusive Preview! | StarWars.com
At an eighties music concert including his incredible work for the Original Trilogy, icon composer John Williams gets some amusing "little" help from a couple of dedicated fans: two of RETURN OF THE JEDI's forest dwelling fighters, the Ewoks.
John Williams conducts Star Wars - Parade of the Ewoks - YouTube
John Williams Conducts The Main Theme From Star Wars - YouTube
STAR WARS AFICIONADO sends out its warmest Happy Birthday greetings today to the great John Williams- here's hoping for soon confirmation of his scoring duties on the upcoming EPISODE VIII.
Sunday, 7 February 2016
"If you see our son, bring him home..."
The final touching words between a mother and father, a former husband and wife, and former lovers, as the too long apart Han Solo and General Leia Organa return to doing what they do best, as heroes to a new Resistance, in a genuinely audience affecting moment, nicely played by Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, from THE FORCE AWAKENS.
Saturday, 6 February 2016
Adam Relf's spectacular art showcasing THE FORCE AWAKENS firmly puts Luke Skywalker back as the focal point of the new sequel trilogy- the ultimate "MacGuffin" launching the opening film. As EPISODE VIII soon begins shooting this month (February) at Pinewood Studios, here's our last assembled batch of EPISODE VII related news for the time being.
Star Wars The Force Awakens Final Scene in Ireland - The Jedi Steps and Luke Skywalker - YouTube
‘Star Wars’ Box Office Hits $2 Billion | Variety
'Star Wars' VFX Oscar nominees on making 'The Force Awakens'
Star Wars: Harrison Ford to unveil Disney theme park plans in TV special | EW.com
Ewan McGregor Gives More Details on His Involvement with The Force Awakens - Star Wars News Net | Star Wars News Net
EXCLUSIVE: Yoda Almost Had a Cameo in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
How BB-8 Got His Voice - HowStuffWorks
'Star Wars' Sound Designers Reveal the Surprising Source of Kylo Ren's Force Effect | Spinoff Online | TV & Film News Daily
This Classic Star Wars Character Will Be Returning For Episode VIII - CINEMABLEND
More Star Wars & Marvel films coming (on top of those we already know about) - BBC Newsbeat
‘Star Wars Episode IX’: Colin Trevorrow Says It Will be Shot on Film | Variety
John Boyega & Anthony Daniels Tease Episode VIII Preparations | The Star Wars Underworld