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The Twin Suns

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by Pizza Time, Feb 3, 2020.

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    So, everyone loves the twin suns scene in A New Hope. Luke leaves his home after dinner and looks to the skys, dreaming of leaving his life behind and flying in space, dreaming of action and adventure, as a John Williams excellent score plays.

    Why is this scene so good?

    In my opinion, at that moment we are like Luke looking out at the suns. We are escaping in a land of adventure, watching a rebellion fight an empire. We long to escape, but we are looking at our own twin suns. It represents us on a deep level, and helps the audience connect and sympathize with Luke.
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    It always reminded me of Odyssey Two (2010), and the two suns at the end. The creation of the second, gave "life" in the sense it helped the aquatic life at Europa. This is a new life for Luke also, more or less.

    Sun is a symbol of life and birth. Two of them, are the two sides of Force, that give birth to everything, and it's as if Luke is their child or moving under his parents protection if you will. Finally Luke has a family, which is touching (despite his obvious crimes against the Sith).
     
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    It's a big part of the hero's journey- the longing.

    A New Hope is never afraid to let its pacing breathe a bit, and this scene in particular is a good example of that. So far, we've followed two kind of silly droids from an attack on a starship to adventures in the desert- In this scene, we take one more deep breath, but this time we know that the story now has direction. We have a hero who is almost certainly in the calm before the storm.

    It's such a relatable scene, but with such mildly subtle alien imagery. Pretty cool!

    Sidenote- I can't believe I never noticed this before, but the symbolism of the Twin Suns with Luke and Leia is, even if unintentional, pretty neat!
     
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    I've never noticed that either! Nice catch!
     
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    It is one of my favourite scenes in all of the films I have watched. Only one thing would make this complete...

     
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    Its like poetry....
     
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    It certainly is.
     
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    I don't have any deep reason as to why the twin suns scene works as it does. But I'm not sure that a modern director would know what to do with a scene like that, now. It would be so smothered in CGI and pretentious ... clobbering audiences with portent. As things are, it's a moment with a young dreamer, made by young dreamers in a time when it was good just to be so. And it was understood.
     
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    This scene has come to represent the force in these films. The beutiful sunsets and a bored and hopeful Luke Skywalker. Add the Force Theme and you have a scene that can really emotionaly attach people. I mean, this scnee sends chills down my spine, its that good. John Williams did amazing and the look on Luke’s face really shows how Luke feels. Stuck.
     
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    I love this scene a lot....but....always wondered what kind of funky orbit tatooine is in around a binary star
     
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    As the fine actor he is, Mark Hamill delivered the sense of longing for a greater purpose most of us have identified with while experiencing the Star Wars. Add Gi Dopa Gasha (The Twin Suns) above the horizon and you're in for an iconic, unforgettable moment.
     
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    It's simply a perfect scene. It doesn't need dialog because it speaks volumes with music and the longing of a hero to break free of his stagnant existence. Every hope and dream is seen and felt in that scene. It's one of John Williams' best pieces of music (which is saying a LOT) and everyone can relate to what Luke is feeling at that profound moment.
     
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