Pulse Pause Moments — Han Solo.

Ahan_solo_leia_kissh, come on.  You knew I would have to do a salute to Han Solo on this week of all weeks, right?

The new Star Wars movie is officially released in two days’ time, and this is also the first week of full time writing for me, and Han Solo/Harrison Ford were one of the major reasons I’m writing at all.


There really is only one ultimate pulse pause moment that Han Solo delivered along with his charm and snarky attitude (“Who’s scruffy-looking???”), and that’s the “I know” moment, the one that has driven the heart of most of my romance novel heroes.  If you’re not sure what moment I’m talking about, here’s a somewhat fuzzy clip:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO-KR-14uXM

han solo I knowBut there were a lot of other little pulse blip moments that Han Solo delivered, especially in the second movie, The Empire Strikes Back, where he and Leia battled out their conflicts with some of the best one line comebacks I’ve ever seen.  Like most of Star Wars‘ simplistic dialogue, it wasn’t so much what the pair of them said, but the attitude that delivered the lines that makes them memorable.

Solo:  “Come on — you want me to stay because of the way you feel about me.”

Leia:  “Yes, you’re a natural leader–”

Solo.  “No.  That’s not it.”   Looks her in the eye.

Leia (flustered):  “You’re imagining things.”

harrisonfordSolo:  “Am I?  Then why are you following me?  Afraid I was going to leave without giving you a goodbye kiss?”

Leia:  “I’d sooner kiss a Wookie!”

Solo (pissed, now).  “I can arrange that.  You could use a good kiss!”

The actors managed to endow these little exchanges with a metric ton of sub-text and meaning, all expressed through reactions, expressions, tones and more.    It was great to watch.  Still is.

And Harrison Ford is looking mighty fine for a man his age, too.





4 thoughts on “Pulse Pause Moments — Han Solo.”

    1. Hope it was great, Carol. I’ve read only one non-spoiler review and they say it is both everything everyone wanted, and also has some shocks in it for true fans.

      I’m holding my breath for this one. Mentally, anyway!



  1. Almost forgot – Congratulations on the full time writing!!! Very happy for you! And for us, your readers, who will now see even more of your work. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Carol! I’m already having a blast — writing at my desk at home, instead of on a laptop balanced on my knees while bus passengers read over my shoulder! I’m not up to a full writing schedule yet, and won’t be until my mum goes home in mid-January, but I’m already producing more than I ever did with a day job. 🙂


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