Star Wars is a franchise full of films that evoke different emotions and The Last Jedi is a testament to that. Watching it again yesterday for the umpteenth time I was overwhelmed, yet again, by how beautiful the cinematography of this film is.
There’s the intense darkness to appeal to the dark side of the Force.
There’s the bold red against the striking black.
This shot is like something out of an epic Star Wars dream that you wished existed. Oh, wait a minute. It does exist!
Even a scene as simple as this feels meaningful with its polished white furniture and walls and with Leia, clad in ominous dark grey tones, you can almost feel her sadness without a single tear being shed.
And why is this one of the most romantic moments in Star Wars history? Because of that bold darkness married with the spark-casting amber firelight. It harks on the only other moment like this in Attack of the Clones when Anakin and Padme find themselves in a dark room lit dimly by firelight, bluntly hinting that it’s these two characters that are destined for romance in this sequel trilogy. (With scenes like this, it’s no surprise the Reylo bandwagon was made. Heck, I was even on it for a while!)
And wow! Just look at that. Whether you like this duel or not there’s no denying how beautiful it is.
And just don’t get me started about these two shots which feel like so Steven Spielberg-inspired with the use of the light. Oh my goodness, this movie is gorgeous.
I could go on and on about this movie’s beauty but I will leave it there.
What do you think is the most beautiful Star Wars movie? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a remarkable day. May the Force be with you.