Star Wars - 1920's Art Deco Scene

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Star Wars - 1920's Art Deco Scene

Unread post by Aaron1927 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:29 pm

I enjoyed the latest Star Wars film. During one scene the heroes journey to a 1920's/1930's themed casino which was filled with Art Deco, jazz music, and wealthy aliens dressed in furs and white tie and tales and even wearing monocles. I believe there were a few cameos from celebrities in the casino as well. Silly, but fun.


Here is the soundtrack for that scene. Skip to 1:50.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8ue_5T4fMk



One of the characters in period dress.

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Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:46 am

That's Laura Dern, who plays a second-in-command to Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia. Sadly, she doesn't get to have any fun on the casino planet.
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Unread post by boblipton » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:14 pm

It's my understanding that some of the other players also performed for the casino sequence. Apparently Mark Hamill did the voice of the character who thought the droid was a slot machine.

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Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:29 am

boblipton wrote:Apparently Mark Hamill did the voice of the character who thought the droid was a slot machine.
Hamill is credited as both Luke Skywalker, and "Dobbu Scay", which he has said is a character in the casino sequence. Apparently the name "Dobbu Scay" is also a Spoonerism for the name of the film's editor, Bob Duscay.
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Unread post by Aaron1927 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:14 pm

I first became interested in the 1920's when I heard the Cantina dance music in the original Star Wars film. At a young age I imagined what it would be like if the main characters had danced the Charleston to the Cantina music. Thanks to Youtube I found it! :D

Star Wars Charleston dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RllN0klmBro

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