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020 _a9781350100619
082 _a791.430233092
100 _aPatell, Cyrus R. K.
245 _aLucasfilm : filmmaking, philosophy, and the Star Wars universe
260 _bBloomsbury Academic,
_aLondon :
300 _axiv, 262 p. ;
_c22 cm
365 _b21.99
490 _aPhilosophical filmmakers
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
520 _aFrom Star Wars: A New Hope to The Rise of Skywalker, this is the first complete assessment and philosophical exploration of the Lucasfilm universe. Lucasfilm examines the ways these iconic films were shaped by global cultural mythologies and world cinema, as well as philosophical ideas from the fields of aesthetics and political theory. Cyrus Patell also looks at how this ever-expanding universe of cultural products and enterprises became a global brand and asks: can a film director be both an auteur and a corporation? More than any other film franchise, Star Wars and Lucasfilm have become part of the cultural imagination. The passionate fan base has played a decisive role in the themes, content, casting and direction of George Lucas' oeuvre. Within these pages, Patell explores what it means for films and their creator to become part of cultural history in an unprecedented way.
650 _aLucasfilm, Ltd History
650 _aLucas, George, 1944
650 _aStar Wars films
650 _aArtificial intelligence
650 _aBrooker, Will
650 _aCosmopolitanism
650 _aDisney
650 _a Fallibilism
650 _aFrankenstien
650 _aHollywood Western
650 _aMulticulturalism
650 _aNovelization
650 _aSkywalker
650 _a Technophobia
650 _aStar Wars
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