Counting down the 286 days until The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.
In the days leading up to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, And There Came A Day will present links, images, videos, art, memories, laughs, theories and thoughts leading up to the big day… which happens to be on my birthday! ENJOY and may the Force be with you, always… or at least until 12.18.15!
THE BEST EXOTIC STAR WARS ADAPTATION
Is there a connection between The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, its sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Star Wars? If there is, you can count on this Countdown to find it!
And, indeed, there is a connection. Early in his career, Academy Award nominated director John Madden (nominated for Shakespeare in Love) helmed 3 radio programs mentioned in this Countdown before. Madden directed the National Public Radio adaptations of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. These were wildly popular programs, especially the original Star Wars adaptation and Madden had everything to do with them maintaining the wit and flavor of George Lucas’ stories. More about these radio dramas in a later Countdown, but here’s to John Madden and his connection to Star Wars.