Filmspotting

"The Flagship Film Podcast"

Revisiting The Force Awakens / Rian Johnson

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Back in December 2015, Adam and Josh weren't even allowed to share the location of their "Force Awakens" screening. Stakes were high. Their review - posted just minutes after the critic's embargo was lifted - was overall positive, but notably non-specific. In anticipation of "The Last Jedi," they revisit the J.J. Abrams-directed film and that early review to see how they hold up. Plus, the show's interview with "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson recorded live at Filmspotting's 500th episode celebration in 2014. At the time, Johnson had just been announced as the writer/director of Episode VIII. He talks about how early pre-production was going, what order a Star Wars novice should watch the films in and more.

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0:00-1:28 - Intro
1:28-33:29 - Review: "The Force Awakens"
33:29-1:14:25 - "Force Awakens" Feedback
John Williams, "Star Wars"
1:14:52-1:22:41 - 2017 Golden Brick Contenders
1:22:41-1:39:39 - Interview: Rian Johnson
1:39:39-1:41:44 - Close