Counting down the 172 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!
FLASH SKYWALKER IN THE 25TH CENTURY?
Often, when Star Wars is discussed in a scholarly and serious manner, conversations turn to the so-called “hero’s journey” and Joseph Campbell’s The Power of Myth and, while Campbell and myths were both inspirational to George Lucas when he was drafting his outlines for “The Star Wars,” there were other equally important influences that were on his mind as well.
Saturday morning movie serials, for example, played a large part in the development of Star Wars. The weekly shorts that ended in cliffhangers which ran before feature-length movies were one of Lucas’ childhood staples and he incorporated much of the energy and feel of those stories into A New Hope, so much so that some of the early advertising developed for the movie (like this unused concept below) referenced two of the greatest of the movie serial, science fiction stars: Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon.