Lee la carta que Grimes le escribió a Star Wars
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Lee la carta que Grimes le escribió a Star Wars

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Por: Itandehui

29 de julio, 2015

Música Lee la carta que Grimes le escribió a Star Wars
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Por: Itandehui

29 de julio, 2015

La cantante y directora de videos, Grimes lanzará un nuevo álbum en octubre escribió una carta de amor para la saga Star Wars. La carta de la canadiense describe parte de su infancia donde su padre la ponía a ver las películas y el making off de la Guerra de las Galaxias. Además menciona que su personaje favorito es C-3PO.

“El personaje del droide C-3PO es mi favorito. Me identifico con él por su miedo a la muerte (entre otras cosas), dudo que los humanos tengan una visión del futuro tan comprensiva y benevolente como ellos lo piensan. Como Ar2 quien tiene la capacidad de narrar situaciones gracias a su habilidad para traducir caracteres no humanos, lo que convierte al universo en un lugar más completo e increíble (porque sería tonto que todos habláramos inglés”

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En la carta Grimes menciona lo mucho que le gusta Star Wars y como todos los personajes tienen un papel importante en a historia.

Aquí puedes leer la carta completa.

"My name is Grimes and I first came to love Star Wars before I could even walk. It's one of my dad’s favourite film series and we had all the box sets and remastered versions when I was growing up. He made us watch all the making-of documentaries and flagged up the technological innovations, such as they way they smeared peanut butter on lenses to make the cars look like they were floating. We even had super-detailed books about how to draw all the machinery and stuff, which was a huge influence on me as an illustrator.

The originals are some of the only films that are as content-heavy as they are visually innovative. I’m hoping the new films keep to this standard, and the trailers I’ve seen so far suggest that this is the case. I’ve been studying film and colouring a lot lately, and I was completely blown away by their standard of technical achievement – the colour correction really stands out after years of homogenous, washed-out dystopian sci-fi trailers. It might simply be that CGI has reached an insanely realistic level, but I thought there were more costumes and prosthetics than I’ve seen recently. Chewie definitely seems like an actor in a suit, which I find less jarring than a CGI character – but maybe I’m just old [she’s 27 – Ed]. In the current climate, a costumed non-human character is almost seems vintage, which is definitely tripping me out because that was still the standard when I was a kid. Costuming has always been one of the strongest aspects of the series. Even the prequel trilogy had striking costumes (a la Princess Amidala’s outfit that heavily referenced royal Mongolian garb - AKA the fashion pinnacle of humanity). I’m stoked to see that they didn’t change the stormtroopers much. A lot of the costumes hold true to the original trilogy, which is a testament to the agelessness of the original design.

The cast is really interesting across the board too. Gwendolyn Christie and Lupita Nyong’o are two of my favourite actresses, and neither made her name doing something overtly feminine or sexualised, which is not the norm for female leads in action films these days. Carrie Fisher is also a total babe and slayer.

But that said, some of the greatest innovations in Star Wars are the non-human characters, especially the droids. The interaction between R2-D2 and the other characters is amazing. Artoo is essentially a weird sexless robot who never speaks but is able to communicate so much and create a dialogue in situations where it wouldn’t be appropriate for other, speaking characters to be – for example, in Empire, when he lands with Luke Skywalker on Dagobah. It’s important that Luke goes alone to meet Yoda, but without Artoo his ability to communicate to the audience would be severely limited. This storytelling tactic is still used all the time in sci-fi (see Groot). Star Wars has always walked the line between cute and scary in that regard, and communicating in non-verbal ways using non-human characters.

The other main droid, C-3PO has always been a personal favourite of mine. I really relate to his fear of death (among other things), although I doubt most self-aware robots in the future will be as sympathetic and benevolent to humans as he is. Like Artoo, he allows for unique narrative situations because of his ability to translate non-human characters, allowing the universe to feel more believable and complete (because it would be stupid if everyone spoke English). Rewatching the movies as an adult, C-3PO’s stuttering humanity is a great foil for the violence and intensity of the films. Almost any scary or violent scene is mitigated by a worried awkward robot complaining about safety. And, as with Artoo, you are never really sure of C-3PO is male or female – and with programming he or she could really be any age. There’s a lot of room for the audience to project onto either droid, which is probably another reason why the films have such broad appeal."



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