Influence upon Influence: The Clone Wars and John Ford

The Japanese film magazine Kinema Junpo (Cinema: Fresh Take) did a special cover feature on Rogue One and the general impact and significance of the Star Wars saga in December during the run up to the film’s release. One of the people they interviewed for this feature was Kazuo Koike, the famed manga writer of … Continue reading Influence upon Influence: The Clone Wars and John Ford

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The World Cup and Star Wars Fantasy Football (Soccer)

Every four years there is one sports event which arguably captivates the world more than the Olympics: the FIFA World Cup of soccer (football). This year's World Cup is being held in Russia, and would the USA have qualified (which it failed to do for the first time since 1986), it would have made for … Continue reading The World Cup and Star Wars Fantasy Football (Soccer)

Secondary Star Wars: Gotta Have Faith-uh, Faith-uh, Faith-uh!

J. C., Tehachapi High School All Films: How does faith play a role in Luke and/or Anakin's journey? What do they put their faith in? Why? What are the results of their faith? You may draw your examples from one or several films. Faith plays a big role in the Star Wars stories with Luke, … Continue reading Secondary Star Wars: Gotta Have Faith-uh, Faith-uh, Faith-uh!

Secondary Star Wars: The Temptation of Anakin Skywalker

M. C., Mercyhurst Preparatory School Revenge of the Sith: Put yourself in Anakin's shoes, emotionally and empathetically. Place the person or people you love most in Padmé's place. Do you think you'd act as Anakin does? Why or why not? Love is an extremely powerful emotion and it has the power to transcend all. When … Continue reading Secondary Star Wars: The Temptation of Anakin Skywalker

Forces of Destiny: The Padawan Path

Full disclosure, I was pretty bummed that we weren't getting a second episode of Leia and ewok cuteness today. However, this very well might be my favorite bit of Ahsoka I've seen to date. The Padawan Path starts off with Ahsoka ripping through Coruscant trying to get to her ceremony. She explains to her master … Continue reading Forces of Destiny: The Padawan Path