First off, I like how the “natural” symmetry of this Frame has been broken. On first view, in seems symmetrical because furniture and design are suggestive of symmetry, but of course it isn’t. For one, one of the seats (that seem to be accomodated to the different species on the Council, which is cool) breaks the symmetry, but more importantly: The Frame is tilted to the left side, where Anakin - the Chosen One - is located. That left part of the Frame is also considerably darker than the right half, which is more illuminated by the sun.
If you look at it closely, you’ll find there are two “pathes” placed for Anakin. The right window shows the sun that creates a “good path” with its rays. The left window displays a “dark path”, represented by a dark and murky street canyon. That, of course, is the windows Anakin is currently looking through. It’s the window he chose when thinking about Padmé.
It’s a situation of choice and reminds us of two famous quotes from the people that are closest to Anakin:
- This path has been placed before you. The choice is yours alone. - Shmi Skywalker, The Phantom Menace
- Anakin…you’re breaking my heart! You’re going down a path I can’t follow. - Padmé Amidala, Revenge Of The Sith
The Chosen One is not just “chosen”, but he also has to make choices.
Anakin chooses the dark path and turns his back on the light.
It’s time for sunset.
While George needs the heaviest of interventions when it comes to writing dialogue (and editors and panelists when it comes to writing period), he never lost his power of direction. This is very impressive symbolism…