Not too long ago an amazing video by WhoIsPablo made its way onto the Internet in which the visual poetry behind the Star Wars Prequels and Originals really came out in full Force (pun intended). Here at Clone Corridor we loved … Continue reading Guestpost: The Making of ‘Star Wars Poetry’
There has been an ongoing debate about both clone wars series for years now. Recently the old series was brought to my attention again and I thought I would revisit it and try to compare it to the new series … Continue reading One war, Two stories (The Clone Wars)
We’ve decided that it’s time for a new series of posts: Mystery Box! In a 2007 TED talk J.J. Abrams enthused about his Mystery Box, a magic box he never opened and symbolized, to him, the beauty of mystery. In these … Continue reading Mystery Box #1: Padmé and the Senate (Deleted Scene)
A few days ago a TV advert came out in South-Korea for The Force Awakens, featuring a never before seen shot of the First Order army. Chilling, both in its setting and meaning, it gave fans a new glimpse at the … Continue reading Corridor Chat: Clones, Storm Troopers and Armies
One of the most fascinating characters in the whole Star Wars saga is, undoubtedly, Sheev Palpatine, also known as Darth Sidious, as played by Ian McDiarmid. In the Original trilogy he was the undoubted villain, the character who had no remorse … Continue reading The Emperor, Palpatine and Darth Sidious: Developing Character over Time
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has come and gone and it has been amazing… for the most part. Clone Corridor was started in April of this year not long after the end of SWC: Anaheim and, partly, as a consequence of the … Continue reading SDCC 2015: Why with all the Prequel-Bashing?
Today is Natalie Portman’s 34th birthday and in honour of that I thought it would be interesting to take a look at Padmé Amidala’s role in one of the key moments in Attack of the Clones: the Battle of Geonosis. So here … Continue reading Scene It? – Padme in the Geonosis Arena
The Attack of the Clones was the first Star Wars movie I got to see in the cinema, after an extensive campaign for the chance to. Walking out of the cinema I was all about the Clones, the Battle of Geonosis … Continue reading Star Wars’ Forgotten Women #1: Zam Wesell
Sir Christopher Lee was born on May 2th, 1922 and is best known for his roles as Dracula, Francisco Scaramanga and Saruman. Today is Sir Christopher Lee’s birthday and in honour of this amazing man, we have a post about Count … Continue reading Christopher Lee’s Dooku: The Importance of the Count
The brilliant Vanity Fair article this week has given us a lot of scoops. Not only do we have names for two more characters, we also got some great interviews and behind-the-scenes photos. VF also sat down with J.J. Abrams, director of upcoming The Force Awakens, for an interview and unfortunately he once again catered to the so-called ‘prequel haters’ by discussing Jar Jar Binks. Talking to VF editor Bruce Handy, Abrams said:
“I have a thought about putting Jar Jar Binks’s bones in the desert [of Jakku]. I’m serious! Only three people will notice, but they’ll love it.”
Now, I’m all for jokes. I love jokes. However, Jar Jar Binks is a very controversial figure within the Star Wars-fandom. Many fans of the Original Trilogy use him as their favourite stick to bash the Prequel Trilogy with, arguing he is a ridiculous figure, disgraceful and not worthy of being in a Star Wars-film. It has come to the point where saying that you like Jar Jar, like I do, means you have to face a barrage of disagreement, if not abuse. The fact that the same things were originally held against the Ewoks in the OT is conveniently forgotten. Everyone is allowed their own opinion and you don’t have to like everything about Star Wars. Whether you like both the OT and PT or just one of them, you have a right to liking or disliking things. However, as I have previously argued, the disproportionate hate against the PT has led to many of its good points and layers of depth to go completely unnoticed. There is more to the figure of Jar Jar than most people acknowledge and I will be going into it below.