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