Having read various interviews with George Lucas, he has often talked about how he uses symbolic colors in Star Wars. As soon as I heard this, I went back and watched the movies and saw all that he was talking about. I find this tool really fascinating, a very neat way to add symbolism to the saga. Right now the prime examples I can think of are: 1)light-saber colors: red, as a color, symbolizes bloodlust, anger, aggressiveness, and, obviously, evil. Blue, on the other hand, has been a traditional symbol of purity, bravery, and loyalty. The same color play goes on in the difference between the Republic Guards we see protecting Chancellor Palpatine in TPM, which are dressed in blue, and the Imperial guards from ROTJ and AOTC who wear red. Lucas has said that he protrays all things imperial in harsh blacks and whites (you can clearly see this in the movie), but that the Imperial guards stand out in their red for a reason. I wonder what that is. Anyone else got more examples of color symbolism in the saga? I'd love to hear some input.