Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Guerres D'Étoile a Paris...

Now doesn't that guy look like Obi-Wan? If he was French? If he was a photographer?

Anyway, a French photographic magazine, Photographie, has published a series of photos done by Cedric Delsaux which juxtapose Star Wars toys with real locations in Paris. The scenes might as well have been shot A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Away. Here's a link in English, from British site The First Post.

There are a bunch of locations in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley that would work this way. I think taking it one step further, with costumed people, would be a lot of fun, especially since 2007 is a little less than a year away. Imagine a bunch of stormtroopers, money in hand, lined up in front of Grauman's Chinese to go see a movie. Imagine Jedi fighting Sith at the abandoned naval battery in San Pedro. Imagine Imperial Guards escorting Darth Vader and Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine across the castle-like structure of the Sepulveda Dam Basin. Imagine R2D2 and C3PO taking a stroll on the Venice Boardwalk. Or Luke Skywalker riding the Santa Monica carousel with Yoda in a backpack on his back. Or Boba Fett running away from freshly-painted graffiti art, a spray can still in his armored hand.

Mad propers to ValedaKor from the LA Fan Force forum on TheForce.Net for the link.