Star Wars - The Art Of The Death Scene 

by The Closer Look

In this video essay, The Closer Look embarks on a case study of Han Solo’s death scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Tracking J.J. Abram’s use of color, shot selection, tension, character development, and foreshadowing throughout the film, The Closer Look demonstrates how this iconic death scene was constructed to deliver maximal emotional impact.  




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