The mythology of Star Wars

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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.
Moyers, Bill D.; Lucas, George, 1944-; Wagner, Pamela Mason
Public Affairs Television (Firm); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Television interviews
North American Culture; American Culture; Performing Arts, Music; Film Studies; Religion, Philosophy; Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Interviews; Star Wars films -- History and criticism
North America; United States; New Jersey
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57 minutes; color


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Produced & directed by Pamela Mason Wagner ; a production of Public Affairs Television, Inc. ; a presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York.
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Filename: lms-089790; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10782; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3257; Catalog Key: alephsys004125908; OCLC: ocn607127761

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