Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by DarthWolvo23, Jul 10, 2005.

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  1. DarthWolvo23 Jedi Master

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    I read a really interesting essay (i'll post the link later if ne1 wants it) about how the saga represents saesons within it's locations and storylines

    if you view it in order:

    TPM: summer - vibrant colours, light (anakin young & innocent)
    AOTC: summer to autumn - lots more browns, things turn darker (as represented by anakin)
    ROTS: autumn to winter - the end of an era, everything becomes dark & dies (luke is born to represent the start of the new year)

    ANH: winter - bleak locations, the galaxy is in darkness (vader is an empty shell carrying out the empires orders)
    TESB: winter to spring - starts in winter (note in particular Hoth) , we then see more life (dagobah) (vader starts to feel something again)
    ROTJ: spring to summer - endor represents a planet full of natural life (just as naboo did to start with (anakin is redeemed and "lives" again - light is returned to the galaxy)

    interestingly if u watch the saga as it was released we go from winter (ANH) to winter (ROTS) showing the actual whole seasonal pattern of a standard year.

    any thoughts or comments?

    here is the link, check it out:
  2. TheWhiteTuxedo Jedi Youngling

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    I've always though of the Prequels being like different times of day.

    Episode I - About noon. Bright, cheery. Some dark clouds on the horizon.

    Episode II - Late afternoon. The sun is going down, and darkness is creeping in.

    Epsidoe III - 11:59 PM.
  3. Leia_me Jedi Youngling

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    Season or time, it's quite the same I think.
    It starts light and with every episode it gets darker and darker.....

  4. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    Wow, I never thought of that.
  5. Darth_Stern Jedi Youngling

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    Something could also be said about the films tones being reflections of where the main character(Anakin) is in his life cycle.
    And that cycle being a mirror to the cycle of the seasons and possibly the universe

    TPM - bright,exuberant,innocent (the unspoiled child)

    AOTC - eratic,melodramatic,rash (the immature teen pre-adult)

    ROTS - hyperfocused,proactive,troubled (the acceptance of adulthood and role that happens in ones coming of age)

    ANH - inclosed,focused,defined (the business as usual mindset of the established adult)

    TESB - melancholy,seeking,dramatic (the regret of ones choices that results from the facing of middle-age)

    ROTJ - resolute,accepting,lighter (the return of innocence that comes with old age and death)

    I love the tone poem that are these films. With all of them being complete the "why is it like this" question is so evident.

    Brilliant...just brilliant.

  6. WedgesOtherNephew Jedi Padawan

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    ^^ Wow, excellent points! I feel that I have lived through some of those "seasons" of life myself. I had never really thought of SW this way before. Cool thread!
  7. DarthWolvo23 Jedi Master

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    cheers dude

    be sure to check out the essay on that site

  8. Blaine_The_Mono Jedi Youngling

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    Wow, I was reminded of the Requiem for a Dream film.

    Very good points.
  9. MickyJedi Jedi Youngling

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    That's great! Thank you for sharing.
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