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Auld Lang Syne: A Historical Look At The Aesthetic of Star Wars

History.com serves up photos from a long time ago....

Sometimes the best posts on Twitter send me off in a direction I didn’t expect. But I suppose that on the day of auld lang syne (or “times long past…”), it makes sense that photos from the production of Star Wars pop up in my timeline.

What a cool post by the folks at History.com, whose Madison Horne wrote:

Image: Lucasfilm

Lucas drew from several inspirations, including the 1958 Japanese adventure film The Hidden Fortress and actual historical events like World War II, in order to create a vast universe with the breadth to span decades of development on the silver screen. [The photo gallery] Below is a glimpse into the unique aesthetic that Lucas used when crafting the iconic film series, and how it came to be.

Now, there’s nothing world-shattering here; just a fun piece and the photo gallery (links, videos, and audio) therein will make you smile.

My favorites:

Image: Lucasfilm
Image: Lucasfilm
Image: Lucasfilm

Thanks for the tip, Starlight! Have a look at the post and “May the Force be with you” in the new year. JB

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A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for BostonBruins.com prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.
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