Star Wars - Episode V 'Das Imperium schlägt zurück' Hommage | Videokunst im James Bond StyleMittwoch, Mai 11, 2016
Star Wars - Episode V 'The Empire Strikes Back' Homage | Title SequenceWas für ein Knaller. Man nehme Sequenzen aus "Das Imperium schlägt zurück", ergänz es mit weitern Frames, überarbeitet die Overlays und unterlegt es mit Radioheads unveröffentlichten 007 SPECTRE Sound. So eine gute Hommage haben wir schon lange nicht mehr gesehen. Alles wirkt wie Bond und doch ist es Star Wars - eine Verquickung der beiden Kult-"Serien" ist dem Editor Kurt Rauffer absolut gelungen.
Star Wars is one of Hollywood's biggest franchises to date, containing one of the most unique universes in sci-fi fiction. Not only is the universe incredibly iconic, so is it's title sequence (the famous title crawl). Designed by Dan Perri, the title sequence is one of the most recognizable introductions in the history of film.
Growing up in the 90s where Star Wars was released on VHS, the franchise really sparked my imagination as a child. It not only let me exercise my imagination but also supplied me with some of the happiest memories as I watched it with my family. After re-watching "The Empire Strikes Back," I decided to use this as a chance to create a homage in the form of a title sequence. This would also serve as my senior "thesis" at SVA and took me the whole semester to complete.
The style and tone of the animation was inspired by the James Bond title sequences. The music was a rejected song from the newest Bond film, Spectre, sung by Radiohead. I really wanted to play on the concept of Luke trying to find himself and true purpose, so the music and inspiration felt fitting.