The Empire Strikes Back is arguably the finest entry in the entire Star Wars saga, building perfectly upon the promise set by its groundbreaking and captivating predecessor. There’s virtually nothing we’d change about that movie. This is probably also true for lifelong fan and New York School of Visual Arts student Kurt Rauffer, but that hasn’t stopped him from re-imagining the opening titles of the film in the style of another enduring film franchise with a number of wonky entries – Ian Fleming’s James Bond.
Set to the Radiohead song “Spectre” – a song considered for the theme to the most recent Bond outing, but ultimately rejected – it’s a beautiful take on meshing the Star Wars universe with the aesthetic of a Bond title sequence.
“I really wanted to play on the concept of Luke trying to find himself and true purpose,” writes Rauffer, “so the music and inspiration felt fitting.”
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(via The Verge)