We attended a couple of incredible roundtable interviews for LIGHT & MAGIC, Lawrence Kasdan’s 6-part documentary series about Industrial Light & Magic. We couldn’t recommend the series more. We spoke to Lawrence Kasdan (!!!!), the director of LIGHT & MAGIC, writer of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, RETURN OF THE JEDI, THE FORCE AWAKENS, SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, and so much more. Then, we talked to special effects masters Phil Tippett and Dennis Muren about the changing industry and their friendship. Finally, we spoke with Janet Lewin, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of ILM today about the Volume, the sequel trilogy and Rogue One, and more.
THANK YOU to Lucasfilm and Disney+ for this incredible opportunity and thanks to our fellow outlets for asking incredible questions, including Fangirls Going Rogue, Coffee with Kenobi, Jedi News, Skywalking Through Neverland, LaughingPlace, Ecron Fantastique, Frogi, CHIPPO, MoviePlayer, and more.
In part 3 of our series covering the anthology “Our Blessed Rebel Queen”, we look at Andrew Kemp-Wilcox’s essay, “Harvesting the Celebrity Interface: Carrie Fisher, Virtual Performance, and Software Stars”. The essay covers the topics of digital performance, online persona, the concept of the “software celebrity”, and consumerism. We continue analyzing our relationship to Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher: How we have been consumers of her image and persona and how we have projected ourselves onto her. We talk through these topics and our own ever-changing relationship with constructed images and celebrity.
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It’s been a few weeks since Obi-Wan Kenobi wrapped up on Disney+, and we asked YOU for your burning questions to answer. Some topics covered: Should there be a season 2? How did Qui-Gon become a ghost? Has Star Wars dwelled too much on the Skywalkers and what’s the future? Favorite Obi-Wan and Leia moment? And so much more!