Sunday, May 24, 2009

Um, and another thought that just occurred, following on from the initial Lucas brainstorm below, is the debt that Star Wars owes Jack Kirby's Fourth World series - which was itself in part derived from Old Testament/apocalyptic Jewish theology, The Source/The Force, The Anti-Life Equation = Dark Side of The Force, etc..this is something that has been long acknowledged by comic-book fans, but not cinema buffs. Kirby certainly alluded to it a couple times and was "flattered" apparently. Not sure if Lucas has ever acknowledged the links; he mainly talks about the 1930s/40s cinema serials of his childhood and the 'universiality' of world religions.


At 2:36 pm, Blogger Fritz Bogott said...

Apropos of S/W, you might conceivably enjoy my video serial 1501, in which a Berber kid leaves the desert, learns a bunch of magic from a crazed Afghan dude and saves Sardinia from the Ottomans with some help from a Chinese hash smuggler and a giant lemur.

At 7:41 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...


I also like the way your shirt changes between episodes; which is a kinda magic in itself.


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