I can thank Star Wars for introducing me to the works of mythologist Joseph Campbell, whose book The Hero With a Thousand Faces has been cited by George Lucas as a major influence in the development of the Star Wars films. Hero awoke a passion for mythology in me that has never faded, and made [...]Read More
In the final episode of South Park’s season eleven trilogy “Imaginationland”, fourth-grader Kyle Broflovksi (the show’s moral center, usually) shares these eye-opening words.
“It’s all real. Think about it. Haven’t Luke Skywalker and Santa Claus affected your lives more than most real people in this room? I mean, whether Jesus is real or not, he – [...]
That’s right! The father of Star Wars (to not even mention he’s the guy – or one of the guys – behind Indiana Jones, Red Tails, THX1138 and American Graffiti – a pretty good movie despite the noticeable lack of snakes or lightsabers) is 69 years-old today. Wow – I can’t believe it! (Then again, [...]Read More
The Associated Press reports that San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee has given orders to his staff to create a list of suitable locations for a museum dedicated to the works of Star Wars director George Lucas. The proposed Lucas Cultural Arts Museum will house the director’s personal collection of art and artifacts from his filmmaking [...]Read More