https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkEgVzE4U54 Want to know more about these animated shorts? You can check out the details of this little series at StarWars.com.
It's been a while since my last concert blog. It's also the end of the concert season for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. For this film score fan, what better way to end a season than with the music of the maestro, John Williams? There is no better way. That's not even a question worth entertaining. Through … Continue reading DSO – The Music of John Williams
It's perhaps a foregone conclusion that this biography would open with the 84-day personal hell that was the film shoot for Star Wars. Nothing worked. The droids constantly malfunctioned, the weather was freakishly disastrous in addition to the normal extremes of cold by night and blazing hot by day, the local army was required to rescue … Continue reading George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones
For a six year old, three years is quite literally half a lifetime. It's an even greater eternity when you don't remember the first three. I remember May 21, 1980, as being quite the one-two punch in our household. Dad and I went to see The Empire Strikes Back that opening afternoon, and after having his … Continue reading Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, 1980
It's already been a week? I'm not going to lie here; this week went fast. Not that I'm complaining. The long weekend in the country did me a lot of good. The most noise I had to deal with was a cow in labor and another cow about a half mile out sharing in sympathy moos. Ah, … Continue reading Mutterings
Today is the real Star Wars day! Happy 40th to all of my fellow fans across the galaxy.
Thanks to the wonder that is the internet, there was a persistent, repeated meme going around that lasted from 1999, shortly after The Phantom Menace was released, to 2015 when The Force Awakens debuted. It's a meme that has, thankfully, gone somewhat dormant because there's new Star Wars to distract people. That meme in question … Continue reading Star Wars: The Holiday Special, 1978
This could be the most difficult review I will ever write. It's not for lack of what to say, but for lack of what's already been said, throughout the years and across the world. Star Wars is the most scrutinized film on the planet. It spawned one of the most lucrative franchises ever created. It's been … Continue reading Star Wars: A New Hope, 1977
Aside from the weekly Tolkien post, it's been a few days since I've published anything on this site. What happened? Where have I been? Well... I have to be honest here. I've been working and reworking that first review for A New Hope. You'd think this would be easy. Not so much. I've taken eight distinctly … Continue reading I’m Still Here
I mentioned in the blog last week that I didn't blog that often about Star Wars because I felt like everything's been covered from pretty much every angle imaginable. But I also said that I felt like I needed to do something, anything. Star Wars is the foundation upon which everything else I know and … Continue reading Reinstated Star Wars Project