One of the most memorable set pieces in Star Wars history has to be Emperor Palpatines Throne Room. Rian Johnson looked to out do that with Snoke’s throne room in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The throne room was painted in all red and was very intimidating. I believe Johnson definitely accomplished the task he set out on. The throne room in The Last Jedi May have shared a few similarities with the Emperor’s, but it was very similar to the Red Room from Twin Peaks.
In fact the Design Supervisor, Kevin Jenkins thoroughly explains the design influence in The Art Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi book.
“I thought, ‘How do you reinvent the throne room from Jedi?’ and Rian said, ‘I don’t want to reinvent the throne room from Jedi because it’s already been done. He always used the words ‘organic’ and ‘theatrical.’ Early on, the one thing that stuck was the heavy red with colonnade banners. It is part of the Ran/Kurosawa thing—the samurai influence. It’s a colonnade leading you to a dais and a chair. Rian didn’t mention Twin Peaks’s Black Lodge—the red room—but we all did in an art department meeting.”
I don’t want to spoil anything so I’m trying to say as little as possible.The throne room is a key location as it’s the setting of a major battle that takes place in The Last Jedi. The red hues highlighted all lightsabers in use perfectly and gave us some next level Return of The Jedi undertones. It’s one of my favorite set pieces of The Last Jedi.
For those of you that have seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, what did you think of the Throne Room? Do you see the resemblance to the Red Room in Twin Peaks? Sound off in the comments section below!
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
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 Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now in theaters!
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