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What Is Coherent In Star Wars?

To achieve a sense of coherence throughout the three films, the film crew used a handful of creatures and characters that Star War fans could recognise and find familar such as, Yoda, Jabba the Hutt, obi-Wan Kenobi, and Chewbacca.


You also witness the invention and design evolution of the iconic galactic empires army uniform, worn by the storm trooper.


In episode 3, coherence is demonstrated in the environments the action was taking place in. They metaphorically reflected the atmosphere the situations like the iconic scene where Anakin and Obi-Wan confront and fight each other.

The action could have happened on any other planet where the environment dose not complement the situation taking place, but then it would not have been as powerful. The fight scene take place on a fiery molten lava infested planet, which reflects the two characters emotions they are feeling during the fight. Anger and betrayal. It is such a surprising and iconic moment in the film, because they are such close friends. Obi-Wan values Anakin like a brother and you understand how hard this has to be for him. How hard it must be, to face the very person who was foreseen to be the one to bring balance and peace to the force, even though you are fully aware that Anakin will become Darth Vader, Padme will die during childbirth and can nothing prevents that from happening.

Episode 3 connects with episode 4 very well. Anakin’s reason for choosing to follow the ‘dark side’ was because he was convinced and terrified of the thought that Padme would die through child birth,  discovering that the ‘dark side’ will save her from certain death he pledges his allegiance to Senator Palpatine who turns out to be the manipulating sith lord, Darth Sidious.

So, Anakin is doing the wrong thing, but it could be argued, for the right reasons to a certain extent. However, Padme still dies for reasons the medical team cannot understand. Sidious probably knew she would die either way but he with-held the truth by telling Anakin that he killed her in his anger. By covering his excuse and making Anakin feel that he was responsible for her death, he was giving Sidious complete control over him.

The scenes of Padme giving birth to luke and Layer and Anakin (Darth Vader) being repaired also have environments that compliment their situations. The robots, tools and medical table Padme lies on, reflect a more peaceful and friendlier environment due to the quiet, simplistic design and colour scheme.

(Screenshot from youtube)

Anakin’s hospital bed is the opposite of this. The room is dark and populated with scary unwelcoming robots with sharp pointy needles and intimidating tools, making the transition of Anakin into Darth Vader appear agonising and painful. (Screenshot from youtube)

The technology and clothing of the officers and pilots towards the end of episode 3, show a clear transition to the technology and clothing featured in episode 4, like the Blockade Runner, which is the first ship shown in episode 4


Another example demonstarting the coherent and consistent elements in the film is the music of Star Wars, written and composed by John Williams. Throughout the first three Star War films (episodes 4-6), the music takes no influence from modern popular music at the time, but instead takes routes from orchestrated music, which makes the films feel timeless and enhances the mood and atmosphere of the saga.


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