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The original Star Wars Trilogy: an unthinkable cultural force

Original trilogy The extent to which Star Wars has changed our culture can never be overstated, and that’s because of one reason: It resonated. How did it resonate? It spoke to ALL of us, both individually and as part of a society. When we sat down to watch A New Hope, we knew we wereContinue reading “The original Star Wars Trilogy: an unthinkable cultural force”

Clone Wars: A spectacular, artistic achievement

While the tragic opera that is Revenge of the Sith still burned in many fans’ minds, news of a new Star Wars project appeared — an animated television adventure set during the Clone Wars. Over the next three years, feelings ranged from skepticism to pure doubt. How could this work? Would this be some glorifiedContinue reading “Clone Wars: A spectacular, artistic achievement”

The cultural importance of Star Wars

It’s hard to imagine anything more important in our culture than Star Wars. Yes, there are ideas and archetypes we share, but only one story has been passed down artistically and socially from generation to generation in such a comprehensive manner … and that is Star Wars. Star Wars IS our culture. It’s completely magicalContinue reading “The cultural importance of Star Wars”