Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fort Apache




Seems only fitting that as we wrap up Thanksgiving Weekend, Digging Star Wars explores Fort Apache, a John Ford classic western that explores the relationship between Native Americans and frontier people.
Fort Apache was one of the few films referenced in both The Magic of Myth Smithsonian exhibit and book as an important inspiration to Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
Thanks to our first female guest Stephanie Frederick and musician/composer GarthIvan for lending tracks from his latest EP The Cambodia Sessions. For more on GarthIvan, please visit his website and be sure to look GarthIvan’s The Cambodia Sessions on iTunes!



Wednesday, November 23, 2011

TIE Fighter in CE3K


Brian, one of our listeners, sent me this really cool photo of the Close Encounters of the Third Kind Mothership at the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Annex at Washington Dulles Airport in Chantilly, Virginia. Brian went there after listening to our  Close Encounters  episode and snapped this picture which reveals a TIE fighter docked on the Mothership. Can you find the TIE fighter?


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Made To Suffer



After a long run on both Atom Films (now "Atom - Comedy Central Originals") and Starwars.com, MADE TO SUFFER - my 2004 Star Wars Fan Film - is in need of a new home. This less-than-a-minute experimental film was a 2004 Official Star Wars Fan Film Festival Finalist. Translation: LucasFilm selected this film out of hundred of entries, George Lucas watched my movie and it was screened at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA. MADE TO SUFFER is crafted in the style of George Lucas' experimental college films and explores the binary connections between C-3PO and his creator Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.