Tag: Luke Skywalker

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 myth of demystifying character

When The Phantom Menace arrived in theatres, it was met first with fervour as the expectation of sixteen years unspooled. What we consider the backlash came later (I wasn’t even aware people had a problem with Jar Jar until after Revenge of the Sith). Perhaps the most prevalent […]

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 […]