While fans are no doubt anticipating the slew of added extras and bonus content that will be included in tomorrow’s digital release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, director Rian Johnson revealed that there is going to be an alternate cut of the film that will be more akin to something you’d see out of the silent era of motion pictures.
In an interview with Prime Video, the director behind last year’s blockbuster opened up about a “music only” version of the film which includes no dialogue, no sound effects or background noises and just longtime Star Wars composer John William’s score. Johnson expressed his excitement towards this cut of the film as it will exemplify William’s riveting and emotional score, “It’s incredible because you really see the nuance that he rides the emotion of the scenes with and just being able to focus on that music.”
Johnson also mentions that fans will be able to access the “music only” version of Star Wars: The Last Jedi as long as you purchase the film on Digital HD or on home video and sign up for a Movies Everywhere account which he stresses is absolutely free to sign up for.
You can check out the full interview with Johnson where he mentions the “music only” version of the film around the 11:30 mark.
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In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be available on Digital HD starting March 13th and will be released on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on March 27th.
Source: Prime Video
10 Women Who Should Direct A ‘Star Wars’ Film
Everybody’s talking about Star Wars right now. Mostly good, but others not so good. Fandom is divided.
Another topic on everybody’s mind is Hollywood’s treatment of women and representation. Natalie Portman made a comment during the 75th Annual Golden Globes ceremony when introducing the Best Director category, pointing out the “all male nominees.” Some found this comment just right given the state of affairs at this year’s Golden Globes speaking out against unbalanced power dynamics between men and women in Hollywood in the wake of the sexual harassment scandals. Others found the comment rude. Whatever your opinions on the subject are it can’t be denied that you don’t see or hear about as many women directing movies, particularly big budget movies or highly sought-after Oscar bait films.
Star Wars is one of the most profitable franchises in the world. It is instantly recognizable and pretty much any Star Wars films are guaranteed to be a hit. Back in 2016, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy drew ire from some critics for saying the studio wanted to bring in a woman to direct Star Wars but wanted to make sure they had experience. However, Lucasfilm hired male directors with a range of experience to semi-seasoned (Phil Lord and Chris Miller) to barely any (Josh Trank) without hesitation and those investments haven’t really paid off. All nine Star Wars films have been directed by men and so will Episode IX and the next few spin-offs that we know about.
We’ve decided to highlight ten talented women directors that have more than enough experience, talent, and creative voice to helm a Star Wars movie, be it a saga film, Rian Johnson’s newly planned trilogy, or a spin-off film. Click Next to get started!