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The mythology of Star Wars

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Summary:The struggle between heroes and villains and the influence of a higher force are the essence of mythology and resonate within all cultures, providing storytellers with a natural framework for spinning tales. In this program, George Lucas discusses his efforts to tell old myths in new ways, the role of faith in his own life, and the influence of his mentor, Joseph Campbell. Using extensive film clips from the Star Wars saga, the discussion explores how the continuing battle between the forces of light and darkness is best waged when we believe in a force greater than ourselves. Lucas says that Star Wars is ultimately about a quest for personal transformation and that key to this journey is a deep faith and an appreciation for friendship, honor, and trust.
Contributor:Moyers, Bill D.
Lucas, George, 1944-
Wagner, Pamela Mason
Provider:Public Affairs Television (Firm)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Interviews
Star Wars films -- History and criticism
Lucas, George, 1944- -- Interviews
Genre:Television interviews
Credits:Produced & directed by Pamela Mason Wagner ; a production of Public Affairs Television, Inc. ; a presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Films@UM Browse terms:Film Studies
Religion, Philosophy
Collection:Films@UM
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