Star Wars – The Climactic Battle

In this video essay Julian Palmer breaks down the climactic “Battle of Yavin” sequence from Star Wars – A New Hope (1977), demonstrating both how George Lucas sets up the scene and uses cinematography, practical effects, sound design, score, and parallel editing to construct a truly epic action sequence in which Luke Skywalker comes into his own.

 


Harrison Ford


Episode IV: A New Hope


Star Wars Saga


George Lucas


Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope