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What Made Darth Vader Visually Iconic

Believe it or not, through the original Star Wars trilogy, Darth Vader only had 34 minutes of screentime.

That's three movies.

34 minutes.

Yeah, we're as shocked as you are.

So how, exactly, does he have such an impact? This video essay explores and explains the cinematographic tricks deployed by the filmmakers to make it feel like his role was everywhere. Watch and learn.