Tag: Darth Vader

The power of the voice in Star Wars

“I must be allowed to speak,” Luke Skywalker demands of Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. Historically peacekeepers and diplomats, the voice and spoken word are as important to the function and philosophy of the Jedi as their lightsabers. Having already struck out in anger against […]

The language of touch and hands in Star Wars

Holding hands carries with it a significance in storytelling and real life. Science shows that joining hands can synchronise breathing and heart-rate while, in fiction, an outstretched hand is an offer, a plea or an invitation. In The Last Jedi, Rey and Kylo Ren get better acquainted through […]