When you’re this big, they call you R2: The real star of STAR WARS

“Reel 2, Dialogue 2.” I read that Walter Murch had a system of abbreviations for recording these things, and when reading “R, 2; D, 2” aloud, George Lucas, reading or scribbling in the back of the editing room, glanced up and said, “What a wonderful name!”, and jotted it down. I never liked R2-D2 aesthetically; …

One Planet, One Passport, Many Ecoregions

Like Einstein, I believe in an elected world parliament, and I personally support a global federation of all regions wherein a majority want to give it a democratic try together. Often we think of “one world government” as ‘1984‘, or the ‘Star Wars‘ Empire and Darth Vader.  A world federal power could be very, very …

Patterns: STAR WARS TRILOGY

My man Pete Barnstrom asks: “I wonder if one were to slap the trilogy back-to-back, would the BS2 fit? Writ large, multiplied by three?” I absolutely believe that, yes, the trilogy DOES make a McKee-Walters-Field 3 Act Structure, to me it’s no-question, YES, absolutely. A Blake Snyder “BS2” tho?  I tried it out… Opening Image …