In this episode of Digging Star Wars returning guest Phil Congleton and host Chris Mich discuss the 1925 Buster Keaton six-reeler Seven Chances and its influences on George Lucas and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Also, we touch upon films: Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, Terrible Tues., The Bachelor, Ethnic Notions, The General and more. Most importantly, we finally explain just what the heck Lucas was trying to achieve with Jar Jar Binks.
Also in this episode: the music of Colorado-based DJ now known as JDubious. Listen to more of his music on SoundCloud.Thanks to Phil Congleton, JDubious, and Josh Taback for the new Season 3 logo (yup, that’s me in Star Wars gear!).
Once you’ve listened to this DSW episode, head over to YouTube to start watching Seven Chances. Or check out how I inadvertently ripped off Mr. Keaton in my short film, Terrible Tues.