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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Rick Rubin helms new 'Star Wars' album with Flying Lotus, Kaskade and more

It would be the dream of any sci-fi-minded electronic music producer: digging into "Star Wars" for officially sanctioned sample material. Super-producer Rick Rubin has announced a new project, "Star Wars Headspace," which features 15 tracks of Cantina-ready jams forged from the audio of "Star Wars:...

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Know your Imperial helmets

The sleek, homogenous look of evil. The look of the Stormtrooper helmet awakens a feeling of unknown evil, and that’s most likely the point. Almost impossible to tell apart, the only way to learn about the soldiers behind the masks is to study the many different shapes, sizes and offshoots of the...

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  • 'Star Wars,' 'Hateful Eight' and 'Revenant' among Cinema Audio Society nominees

    'Star Wars,' 'Hateful Eight' and 'Revenant' among Cinema Audio Society nominees

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "The Hateful Eight" and "The Revenant" were among the nominees Tuesday for the Cinema Audio Society's 52nd CAS Awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing. Also nominated for sound mixing in live-action motion pictures were "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Bridge...

  • 'Star Wars' blasts off in China with record $53 million

    'Star Wars' blasts off in China with record $53 million

    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" proved a big draw in China, the world's second-largest movie market, grossing an estimated $53 million in ticket sales in its first two days in theaters. That studio-estimated gross is the biggest Saturday-Sunday box-office opening ever in China. It did 70% better...

  • Will 'Star Wars' be a force in China?

    Will 'Star Wars' be a force in China?

    Sports marketing specialist Luo Ranfeng is a “Star Wars” superfan.The 28-year-old spends much of his spare time helping to run the biggest Chinese website devoted to the epic space opera, starwarschina.com. The Beijing resident met his fiancee on the fan site, and when they get married this summer,...

  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' passes 'Avatar' as U.S. box-office champ

    'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' passes 'Avatar' as U.S. box-office champ

    “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” officially became the highest grossing movie in U.S. history Wednesday, not adjusting for inflation. The Walt Disney Co. movie has surpassed the previous domestic record of $760.5 million held by the 2009 James Cameron blockbuster “Avatar,” according to studio estimates,...

  • J.J. Abrams reveals how he found the location for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' climax

    J.J. Abrams reveals how he found the location for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' climax

    While "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" continues to demonstrate its box office might, details about how some parts of the movie came together are being revealed. Spoilers ahead.  The most recent is a behind-the-scenes reel that explains how director J.J. Abrams discovered the location for that key...

  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has roused theater campers too

    Among the panhandlers and costumed characters of Hollywood Boulevard, a line of lawn chairs, body pillows and extension cords stretch from the door of the TCL Chinese Theatre Imax. Tucked away in a corner, his head buried in a bowl of noodles, is Nicholas Johnson. He's been in this line for over...

  • The women of 'Star Wars' speak out about their new Empire

    (Robert Carter / For the Times) "That's my chair." Harrison Ford and Daisy Ridley had just stepped onto the Millennium Falcon set for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" when Ridley went to get into the pilot seat. Han Solo wasn't pleased. "I was honestly so embarrassed," Ridley says. "Obviously he...

  • The press junket for the new 'Star Wars' movie isn't business as usual

    Movie press junkets are not characteristically newsworthy affairs. But in the long, carefully orchestrated rollout of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," nothing has been exactly normal — and the weekend press event put on by the Walt Disney Co. for the new film in Los Angeles was no exception. The...

  • Flashback: What George Lucas told us about making 'Star Wars' in 1977

    Before the first-ever “Star Wars” premiered on screens across America, Los Angeles Times writer Paul Rosenfield sat down with the creator of a galaxy far, far away. Then 33, George Lucas was just a few days shy from the release of his “space opera,” prophetically claiming that “Star Wars” was the...

  • 'Star Wars' toys are the force that binds the galaxy together

    In 1974, a year after his film "American Graffiti" hit theaters and not long after he finished the rough draft of the screenplay that would become "Star Wars," George Lucas told an interviewer, "If I wasn't a filmmaker, I'd probably be a toymaker." Ultimately, of course, he became both. In giving...

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