28: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Show Notes

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First Segment

  • George Lucas’ History Inspirations 
    • The Empire and Nazi Germany
  • What is Espionage?
  • The Timeline of Espionage
  • Nancy Wake
    • The White Mouse
  • Early Life
  • Career in Journalism
    • Witnessed the rise of Nazism
  • Married Henri Fiocca
  • Drove an Ambulance
  • Beiginnings With the Resistance 
    • Escorted refugees towards the Pyrenees
    • Noticed by the Gestapo
  • Escaped to Spain Then England
  • Trained by the SRE
  • Parachuted in France in April 1944
    • Helped build up the French Resistance 

Second Segment

  • Disney: Saturn the Devourer of IP
    • Disney Acquires “Lucasfilm” in 2012
      • 4 billion  
      • Stock increase 
    • Disney’s History of Acquisitions 
      • Pixar for 9 billion 
      • Marvel for 4 billion 
    • Disney’s Success From Acquisitions
      • Had four 1 billion dollar movies last fiscal year
        • Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (Lucasfilm) 
        • Captain America: Civil War” (Marvel)
        • Finding Dory” (Pixar)
        • Zootopia” (Disney)
  • Gareth Edwards
    • Previous feature films 
      • “Monsters” 2010
  • “Godzilla” 2014
    • Favorite Directors
      • George Lucas
      • Steven Spielberg
      • Quentin Tarantino
    • Inspiration for “Rogue One” Aesthetic
      • Old WWII, Vietnam, and Middle East war photos
      • The Battle of Algiers” 1966
    • Used multiple camera angles for “gritty feel”
    • Reshoots were a product of so many camera angles
  • Facts and Figures 
    • 200 million estimated Budget
    • Projected to make 150 million over opening weekend
    • 84% Critic Score on Rotten Tomatoes 
    • 90% Audience Score

Third Segment 

  • Overall enjoyed it
  • Best Space Battles I’ve seen in awhile
  • Hated the CGI characters
  • Life After the First Trilogy
  • Emotionally Manipulative