To say that the Duffer Brothers are inspired by a lot of cinematic work in development weird things (since 2016) on Netflix is ​​no problem. There are even direct references to them in allusions or visible Easter eggs. And it’s clear that in the fourth season of Hawkins’ horrendous struggle to turn the world upside down, there’s a lot A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and something from the saga star Wars (since 1977).

More precisely, the second film in a row, the fifth in chronology, directed by Irvin Kershner and probably the most respected of the eleven that we have seen on the big screen. “We talk a lot about The Empire Strikes Back [1980]which is – maybe not now, but it’s been a long time – the darkest movie star Wars,” Matt Duffer said a month ago IGN. “We talk a lot about this and about the desire catch that tone“.

Natalia Dyer, the actress who plays the resolute Nancy Wheeler, already warned us at a press conference hosted by Netflix in Madrid: “It’s about darkest season and scary,” he said. “It’s really intense.” And his partner Charlie Heaton, who returned to take on the role of Jonathan Byers, added on the right: “We all grew up; the characters and the story have grown.” Therefore, at this stage weird things it is more mature. And so it’s better.

Similar scenes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Stranger Things


However, the Duffer brothers could explain in more detail in what order weird things especially noteworthy is the gloomy tone of the aforementioned episode Star Wars. And so it was in another interview for Collider. “We always wanted to end The Empire Strikes Backand we are trying to do it with [la temporada cuatro]. Where is it sense of loss“. How we feel about the deaths of Martin Brenner and Eddie Munson and the comatose state of Max Mayfield.

“Like I said, we were very inspired The Empire Strikes Back, the ending where [Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, C-3PO y R2-D2] they look out the window [de la nave, y a Chewbacca y Lando Calrissian partir en el Halcón Milenario en busca de Han Solo]”, – continues the screenwriter weird thingsprobably also thinking about the defeated rebellion that the monster of totalitarianism, led by Emperor Shiv Palpatine and Darth Vader, must continue to fight.

“We knew we wanted to be on our characters’ backs as they look up at this dark, supernatural plume spewing these spores all over their city as they confront this evil that hasn’t backed down and is aggressively hanging over their city.” , exposes Matt Duffer. “We wanted convey the idea of war, supernatural war looming over Hawkins“. upside down world weird things This is the dark opposite of strength in the Netflix series.

The Duffer Brothers want to spur viewers’ curiosity

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“So we’ve set the stakes and it’s just feeling what you always want to try is that The Empire Strikes Back from: “Oh my God, I’m so excited that I want to see what comes next“. OR [el de] The Fellowship of the Ring [2001]when he heads to Mordor,” says Ross Duffer. “This is a dream, this is a hope. Is this the feeling you want [para Stranger Things]”. And they have achieved this to a greater extent than with other seasons.

“We just didn’t get the chance to do it before because we usually end stories and then we’re like, ‘Oh, but there’s some kind of horror underneath the surface that the audience sees, but not necessarily our characters,'” he continues. “In this case, our characters really see the horror. It looks like: “What are they going to do? How are they going to deal with it? What will your trip be like? The viewers don’t ask about anything else weird things right now.

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