I am doing a project for Typography that really makes me happy. Any time that I get to use Star Wars in a school project I get really happy. I am assuming that most of you know what a monologue is. With that in mind I did not pick a monologue per-se. I picked a scene from the greatest movie to ever exist. That movie being Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, which is also my favorite movie.
The exact scene that I am using is one of the most iconic scene in all movies. I am of course talking about the conclusion of Darth Vader’s and Luke’s duel. I pick up right after Darth Vader makes Luke the offer to join him to destroy the Emperor.
Here is the exact script:
LUKE I'll never join you! VADER If you only knew the power of the dark side. Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father. LUKE He told me enough! He told me you who killed him. VADER No. I am your father.
Here is how I am translating this scene so far. Note this is a real rough draft so it doesn’t have the flair that it should.
Like I said, it is not beautiful at all, but I think going for a super dark, evil, sith-like font works very well for Vader. It adds to the emotion of the scene and I think it works well. The font that I used is called DK Plague Master. I am using the bare bones version that I downloaded at Dafont. Here is the exact URL: http://www.dafont.com/dk-plague-master.font
I used three different fonts, which might be risky, but I think it works. The parts of dialogue for Luke are in Britannic Bold and Vader’s dialogue is just Arial Black. I thought that the sleekness that the Britannic bold has really contributes to Luke’s character, and I think the boldness and impact that arial black has contributes to Vader’s character really well.
I used the DK Plague Master on a few words in the project. Those words being Dark side, father, NO, and I. Using that font on those words add to the severity of what Vader is saying. I would have preferred to use just the Star Wars font for the whole thing, but I couldn’t find an acceptable Star Wars font.
What do you guys think of the design? Let me know in the comments!