Rogue One Was Love Letter to Carrie Fisher

But until we got that piece it wasn't really a character yet.

That partly explains why rule-breaking, rough and tumble heroes who like to make up their own rules have been a lynchpin of American movies since.

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So, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards is a giant Star Wars nerd.

But there's another uniquely American sensibility on display in Rogue One (the fact that it was made by a British director only underscores the entrenchment of such sensibilities in movies).

And yet the new film had to resist improving too much on the old; as co-production designer Neil Lamont notes, you should be able to watch Rogue One and its "sequel", the original Star Wars, back to back without a jolt. Of course since I'm a big Star Wars fan, I wish it was longer and more in-depth than it was.

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This nearly assuredly is due to the direction by Gareth Edwards and the utterly gorgeous costume, set, and CGI design, because they do a lot to make the movie feel aesthetically like a Star Wars movie even if the story doesn't quite measure up.

He recalled: 'When it came to our film, it went so late with that shot, trying to get it right, that Kathy (Kennedy, producer) took it down personally, on a laptop, and showed her. "I've worked on countless films over the last few years but for the last two years I've mostly been focusing on this type of work", said Kevin Bolen, audio designer for Skywalker Sounds. From the comics I would try and copy, like, Admiral Ackbar.

Get to know Rogue One's defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen. It is broken into many chapters, each one sharing an aspect of this movie. What we're doing with the entire movie is all building to that one moment [of the Death Star plans being handed to Princess Leia] where we hand the baton to her, to go off and make that film that inspired us all as kids.

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Rogue One comes out on Blu-Ray, DVD and On Demand today. Instead, the film's unpredictability sets it apart and above its most recent predecessors. And no examination of these two men would be complete without mentioning the Force, which, as you might remember, is with them. If you'd rather wait and see what treasures the Blu-ray rebellion uncovers with the next go-round, then I certainly don't blame you.


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