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Star Wars Cinematic Universe – Unscripted Moment in The Last Jedi

This little behind the scenes tidbit really hit me in the heart a little. As anyone that follows this blog knows my love for Luke Skywalker knows no bounds. And reading this just really made me tear up a little…

This tidbit was quoted and sourced from Readers Digest and confirmed by Luke Skywalker himself via Twitter:

If it isn’t obvious by now, Hamill has a lot of affection for the Star Wars franchise, and his late co-star Carrie Fisher. A scene they share in The Last Jedi during which Luke places a kiss on Leia’s forehead was just perfect for fans, but wasn’t in the script! “(It was) an emotionally charged day on set filming this because, knowing he was about to sacrifice his life for the greater good, Luke was saying goodbye…forever,” he tweeted. “The kiss was unscripted and spontaneous in the moment, summarizing his/my feelings in a way words could never have conveyed.”

And the scene in question now has so much more meaning for me than it did:

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Is This the Most Heartbreaking Scene in the Last Jedi?

“I’ve given everything I have to you… to the dark side”

So this discussion on Reddit caught my eye because well, it’s about Kylo Ren/Ben Solo and also because I never realised just how powerful this scene actually is until reading the post linked above.
While I’m not sure it’s the most heartbreaking (for me that would be the way Luke as a character was written in The Last Jedi), it’s certainly one that holds a lot more weight now that the comics that focus on Kylo Ren’s rise through the ranks of the First Order have been released.
We now know that Kylo Ren suffered copious amounts of abuse at Snoke’s side, abuse that helped to shape him into the evil person that he became when he was Kylo Ren.
I find the line that Adam Driver delivers in this scene interesting because we know that what he’s saying to Snoke is not entirely true. While he may have killed Han Solo, a man that he felt a lot of anger towards, he was still being tempted by the light, even as he kneeled before his master. It’s not by coincidence that he’s still brandishing the mask when facing Snoke’s scrutinisation. The mask does several things for Kylo in this scene, including hiding his true emotions from Snoke.
We also know that a powerful force user could easily disguise their true feelings and thoughts if they needed to. Or even disguise their entire presence as Yoda did while living on Dagobah. I don’t think Kylo Ren was at that point in his training where he could rely entirely on his power over the force to hide from Snoke what he needed to hide to stay alive. That means that Snoke may have been aware of Kylo’s deceit which is surprising given the way he died.
So that’s why I don’t find this scene particularly heartbreaking. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a powerful scene but it just doesn’t pull at my heart strings enough for me to call it “heart breaking”.
What do you think about this? How do you interpret this particular scene in The Last Jedi?
Let me know in the comments, friends 🙂

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Star Wars is Poetry – The Last Jedi Expanded Edition


My Edit 🙂


“I know everything I need to know about you,” she countered, taken aback.
“You do?” he asked, and peered at her, eyes intent. “You do, You have that look in your eyes from the forest, when you called me a monster.”
He came within a meter or two of Rey, and she wondered what would happen if she refused to move and they intersected. Would she find herself in his mind again, and have to endure his presence in hers? Could they actually touch, across a galaxy?
“You are a monster,” Rey said, remembering the terror of her paralysis on Takodana.
She stared back at him — and found his. eyes full of hurt. Hurt — and conflict.
“Yes, I am,” Kylo said, and there was no menace in his voice — only misery.”

Jason Fry, The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (Exclusive Edition)

My Star Wars Gifs and Edits

Star Wars edits – Darth Maul and TLJ Comic Adaptation cover

If I see things I like I imagine them with different colours or maybe animation, or even just edited to look more aesthethically pleasing. I guess that’s why I am constantly making edits and animations, because it’s fun to enhance things or give them “life”.

Here’s the original cover for the Star Wars TLJ Comic Adaptation – original art by Paolo Rivera:

And my edit:

Reylo Motion Art – Boomdafunk Edit

Boomdafunk is a wicked artist on Tumblr that makes some of the most amazing Reylo art. She is definitely one of my favourite Star Wars artists (of which I now have an ever-growing list). Browsing through Twitter I came across one of her images and of course, I instantly got to thinking about how I could edit this awesome art into something even more special (hopefully) by enhancing it and animating it. So I added some image enhancements including colourising the original image and then animating it and lastly, rotating the image: