This is a fairly easy observation to make, but I’ve never seen anyone else connect these particular dots, and so here’s How James Joyce inspired Star Wars.
Jar Jar Binks was a trained Force user, knowing Sith collaborator, and will play a central role in The Force Awakens. Original Darth Darth Treatise via Reddit Via tickld: The following mind-blowing theory…
James Greene Jr writes at Hopes&Fears: A long time ago in a borough not especially far away, a musician known as Supergenius created a funky contortion called Star Wars Breakbeats.The album weaves…
I know this has been floating ’round the interwebs, but still makes me laugh. Thank you George Lucas for not suing:
Having produced a feature-length documentary film and edited a book on the topic, I thought I’d interviewed or researched most of the important public figures who have something interesting or informative to…
Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back is to be preserved by the US Library of Congress as part of its National Film Registry:
Each year, 25 “culturally” significant films are added to the registry, which was founded in 1989. Lucas’s Star Wars and American Graffiti are among the 550 titles already selected for preservation.
This year’s raft of entries includes Robert Altman’s 1971 western McCabe and Mrs. Miller starring Warren Beatty, Blake Edwards’ The Pink Panther and Elia Kazan’s first feature film, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, made in 1945.
The continuing ability of George Lucas to make money off of Star Wars never ceases to amaze me.
Following the 3D trend, George Lucas has found yet another way to make money from the Star Wars saga. Telegraph reports: The saga in 3D will begin with the release of the…
… Especially without George Lucas’ permission. Spotted on the You Will Not Believe blog: (Beware of the dark side.)
Do note that his twisted sense of humor isn’t for everyone, particular his “Buffalo Bob”-style narration and the “Mr. Plinkett” scenes in these reviews can be distracting. (My take is he does this in the reviews to say that it’s even obvious to someone psychotic that these movies are terrible … or he might just enjoy playing a psycho.)
Regardless, he does have some salient points about filmmaking, particularly on establishing a protagonist the audience can identify with and actually having a story arc in your movie. Stoklasa also does a great job at pointing out the pitfalls of completely digital filmmaking and a (seemingly) lack of true collaboration between Lucas and his staff in the making of these prequels.
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Review (Part 1 of 7)
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Review (Part 1 of 9)
Stories about Philip K. Dick’s daughter taking aim at Google’s deep-pockets for naming the “Google Phone” Nexus One have been all over tech blogs during the last week or so. Now that…