THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Gets an Amazing James Bond-Style Opening Credits Sequence
Wanna see something cool? You've gotta check out this James Bond-style opening credits sequence for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back! This badass video was created by Kurt Rauffer, and it's definitely a unique thing to see for a Star Wars film. As you know, there's a signature style to all of the opening's of the Star Wars films, and it's something that may never be changed. It's cool to see the fans play with it a bit and show us some alternative styles. The creator of the video offered the following thoughts on his creation:
Star Wars is one of Hollywood's biggest franchises to date, containing one of the most unique universes in sci-fi fiction. Not only is the universe incredibly iconic, so is it's title sequence (the famous title crawl). Designed by Dan Perri, the title sequence is one of the most recognizable introductions in the history of film.
Growing up in the 90s where Star Wars was released on VHS, the franchise really sparked my imagination as a child. It not only let me exercise my imagination but also supplied me with some of the happiest memories as I watched it with my family. After re-watching "The Empire Strikes Back," I decided to use this as a chance to create a homage in the form of a title sequence. This would also serve as my senior "thesis" at SVA and took me the whole semester to complete.
The style and tone of the animation was inspired by the James Bond title sequences. The music was a rejected song from the newest Bond film, Spectre, sung by Radiohead. I really wanted to play on the concept of Luke trying to find himself and true purpose, so the music and inspiration felt fitting.
Watch the fan-made sequence below and let us know what you think!