What if The Empire Strikes Back Had A Bond-style Intro?

What if The Empire Strikes Back Had A Bond-style Intro?


What if the famous style of James Bond animated opening sequences was applied to Star Wars?

Here at The Unheard Nerd, we welcome all kinds of media and will gladly share our findings from the net with you the reader. As your probably already aware, I love film and in a semi-regular feature I will share with you some of the excellent short films hiding away on the internet.

This short film is really quite a beautiful piece of work. I’ll let the artist, Kurt Rauffer, do the talking,

Growing up in the 90s where Star Wars was released on VHS, the franchise really sparked my imagination as a child. It not only let me exercise my imagination but also supplied me with some of the happiest memories as I watched it with my family. After re-watching “The Empire Strikes Back,” I decided to use this as a chance to create a homage in the form of a title sequence. This would also serve as my senior “thesis” at SVA and took me the whole semester to complete.

The style and tone of the animation was inspired by the James Bond title sequences. The music was a rejected song from the newest Bond film, Spectre, sung by Radiohead. I really wanted to play on the concept of Luke trying to find himself and true purpose, so the music and inspiration felt fitting.

 



John Abbitt

About the author | John Abbitt

@UKFilmNerd | John loves the movies and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990's. Whilst the web page idea became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. Now he's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.

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