Gather up your colouring in materials as Little White Lies takes a deep dive into the world of Gareth Edward’s world-expanding Star Wars escapade, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. For this issue we want you to help us bring a splash colour to this magical universe, which is why we’ve made it so you can put your own creative, personalised stamp on the cover artwork and every single illustration inside the magazine. But why?
From its very origins, the Star Wars saga has used black-and-white in subtle, imaginative ways. Imagine if Darth Vader’s body armour had been white? Or if Luke Skywalker embarked on his date with destiny dressed in black robes? The clash of opposites embedded into the fabric of the films is what makes them so dramatic, so relatable and so iconic.
In this issue…
Some may still know her a Britain’s foremost Chalet Girl, but Felicity Jones is now bringing some major dramatic credo to the Star Wars universe. Words by David Jenkins.
How The Force Awakens’ Rey and Rogue One’s Jyn Erso continue a nobel cinematic tradition of tough women who take action. Words by Alexandra-Heller Nicholas
A short history of how Star Wars became instrumental in kick-starting the porn parody industry. Words by Justine Smith
The Last Detail: A conversation with Gareth Edwards
Following on from 2010’s Monsters and 2014’s Godzilla the SFX wonderkid-turned-blockbuster titan talks about his trip to a galaxy far, far away… Interview by David Jenkins
The Chosen One
Have you ever wondered how people get selected to direct Marvel movies? Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson let’s us in to the secret of his appointment. Interview by David Jenkins
Jabba The Hutt’s Favourite Disco Song
The story of the controversial floor-filler from Return of the Jedi by the people who wrote it. Words by Cian Traynor
Interview: John Carpenter
We meet the iconic genre director to discuss how he makes music for his unique movies. Interview by Adam Woodward
A John Carpenter Playlist
A selection of five crucial cuts from the Carpenter musical corpus. Words by Adam Woodward
Also in this issue…
In 2006, the co-founding editor-in-chief of Filter magazine Gregg LaGambina got on the phone with the comedy legend Gene Wilder to discuss his life and work. In the wake of his recent demise, we reprint their wonderful, career-spanning interview in all its original glory.
Paterson director Jim Jarmusch interviewed by Zach Lewis; Black Mirror writer Charlie Brooker interviewed by Michael Leader; Fantastic Beasts costume designer Colleen Atwood interviewed by David Jenkins; The Unknown Girl star Adèle Haenel interviewed by David Jenkins; Bleed for This director Ben Younger interviewed by Adam Woodward.
Sully by Ethan Vestby; I, Olga Hepnavorá by Aimee Knight;
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World by Sophie Monks Kaufman; Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals by Manuela Lazic; Creepy by Glenn Heath Jr; Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq by Adam Woodward; the Dardenne brothers’ The Unknown Girl by Trevor Johnston; Girls Lost by Lauren Thompson; Francofonia by David Jenkins; United States of Love by Lauren Thompson; Le Fils de Joseph by David Jenkins; Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson by Sophie Monks Kaufman and Gimme Danger by Josh Slater-Williams; A United Kingdom by Phil Concannon; Ewan McGregor’s American Pastoral by Elena Lazic; A Street Cat Named Bob by Elisa Adams; The Wailing by Anton Bitel; Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival by Adam Woodward; The Innocents by Poppy Doran; Life, Animated by Ewan Cameron; Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny by David Jenkins; Bleed for This by David Jenkins.
A Home Ents Special: Shock and Gore – The Films of Herschell Gordon Lewis, by David Hayles; Journeys: Sophie Monks Kaufman reports from the Patmos International Film Festival; Ex Rent-Hell presents… The Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace
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