Star Wars: ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Gets the Bond Treatment

It’s almost impossible to conceive a place where legendary franchises like Star Wars and the James Bond films could overlap. Really, the two could NOT be more different, but there is no doubt that many of us are fans of both…. so why not?!

Film student and Star Wars Superfan Kurt Rauffer decided to mashup the look and feel of a James Bond opening sequence with the characters, iconic images & opening credits (if there had been any) of The Empire Strikes Back. The project also served as his senior “thesis” at SVA and took him an entire semester to complete.

Star Wars – Episode V ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Homage (Title Sequence)

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.

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.

Designed, directed, and produced by Kurt Rauffer
Instructor: Daniel Oeffinger
Music: Spectre by Radiohead

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Co-founder of Nerd Fu. TV and TiVo fanatic, movie buff, collector of Pop!'s, part-time gamer.

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