Culture, Identities, and Technology in the Star Wars Films: Essays on the Two Trilogies
Released in May 1977, the original Star Wars movie inaugurated the age of the movie blockbuster. It also redefined the use of cinematic special effects, creating a new textual universe that now stretches through three decades, two trilogies and generations of fascinated viewers. The body of critical analysis that has developed from this epic focuses primarily on the Star Wars universe as a contemporary myth. However, like any fiction, it must also be viewed--and consequently analyzed--as a product of the culture which created it.
The essays in this book analyze the Star Wars trilogies as a culturally and historically specific phenomenon. Moving away from the traditional myth-based criticism of the films, the essayists employ a cultural studies model to examine how this phenomenon intersects with social formations such as economics, technology, race and gender. Critical approaches are varied and include political and economic analysis informed by feminism, contemporary race theory, Marxism, new media studies and post-humanism. Among the topics covered are the connections between the trilogies and our own cultural landscape; the problematic issues of race and gender; and the thematic implications of Lucas' presentation of technology.
Cosa dicono le persone - Scrivi una recensione
Nessuna recensione trovata nei soliti posti.
The Fall of the Rebellion or Defiant and Obedient Heroes
Apocalyptic Determinism and Star Wars
9 sezioni non visualizzate
Altre edizioni - Visualizza tutto
actor alien American Amidala Anakin Skywalker apocalyptic argues audience aura auratic becomes Benjamin blaster Clones critical critique dark side Darth Vader Death Star droids Emperor Empire Strikes Back essay evil fans female fetish Force Galactic Empire galaxy George Lucas girls global capital hero Hope human ideology individual Jabba Jar Jar Binks Jedi Order Kenobi Kevin late capitalism Lawrence Kasdan Leia's lightsaber Lucas's Luke Skywalker Luke's metaphor moral Myth Naboo narrative Obi-Wan object original Star Wars original trilogy Padme Palpatine Palpatine's Phantom Menace planet political popular culture prequel trilogy production race racial Rebel Alliance relationship Republic Revenge role scene Screenplay by George sexual shot Sith Skywalker's Solo Special Edition special effects Star Wars Episode Star Wars films Star Wars prequels Star Wars saga Star Wars trilogies Star Wars universe Story by George symbolic Tatooine themes tion trilogy's Twentieth Century Fox viewer visual women Yoda York