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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 08:50 PM
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21. You must be either very young or very uninformed
Since when Star Wars first debuted, it was was an homage to old Hollywood serials and was most definitely not "written by committee". Lucas made Star Wars only after the success of American Graffiti and essentially had to create the company that provided the special effects out of his own money. Had Star Wars bombed, Lucas would have lost everything.

I'm sorry that you apparently have lost the imagination, magic and wonder that accompanies having a love for speculative fiction and film. Unfortunately, your simplistic view of what allowed Reagan to occupy the Whitehouse is as child-like as a love of Star Wars and Harry Potter, just in a far more dangerous sense of the word.

Finally, I'll be glad to answer your question regarding drugs vs Star Wars. If you consider that anti-depressants are probably more over prescribed than any other class of drugs and prescription painkillers are more abused than ever, then I would say your analogy is dead wrong. The people are in pain and are seeking relief wherever they can find it. Watching films like Star Wars and reading novels like Harry Potter are far more healthy than taking unnecessary doses of Zoloft and getting hooked on Vicodin. I'm sorry you don't seem to be able to see how film and literature like Star Wars & LOTR can actually help shape future political attitudes with their various themes & motifs.
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  -I saw Episode III this morning Nikia  May-22-05 07:12 PM   #0 
  - I had a similar reaction  Teaser   May-22-05 07:16 PM   #1 
  - I saw it this morning as well. It was a great scene  Cannikin   May-22-05 07:17 PM   #2 
  - Apparently there were some upset fans  YankeyMCC   May-22-05 07:19 PM   #3 
  - I didn't know that there were people who didn't know that  Nikia   May-22-05 07:37 PM   #4 
  - Reminds me of that Simpsons episode....  Sean Reynolds   May-22-05 08:51 PM   #22 
  - Goodness.  missb   May-23-05 12:07 PM   #58 
  - bread and circuses  pretzel4gore   May-22-05 07:55 PM   #5 
  - I personally liked Star Wars and consider it good literature  Nikia   May-22-05 08:04 PM   #6 
  - media and movies do not stop people from thinking -  tigereye   May-22-05 08:08 PM   #7 
  - Maybe its because some of us don't want to snap from the pressue  Beware the Beast Man   May-22-05 08:10 PM   #9 
  - I too needed the escape  IChing   May-22-05 08:46 PM   #19 
  - .  progmom   May-22-05 08:49 PM   #20 
  - Exactly... that;s why it burns me when people criticize me for  LostinVA   May-23-05 09:11 AM   #42 
  - You must be either very young or very uninformed  Susang   May-22-05 08:50 PM   #21 
  - Seems like it's you who needs to get a life  Neo   May-22-05 08:56 PM   #26 
  - You're working from some incorrect presuppositions.  asthmaticeog   May-22-05 09:45 PM   #27 
  - I bet you are a blast at parties  Zuni   May-22-05 09:58 PM   #29 
  - Dude, parties are a tool of the man!  asthmaticeog   May-22-05 10:02 PM   #30 
     - Bare light bulb?  Susang   May-22-05 10:06 PM   #31 
     - the light bulb only brings revenue to the oppressive utilities that  Zuni   May-22-05 10:08 PM   #33 
     - Yeah, the light bulb sucks.  Deep13   May-23-05 12:52 PM   #64 
     - Tell that to the Singaporean children  asthmaticeog   May-22-05 10:10 PM   #35 
        - Well, Singapore's cannibal RW' leader is nothing but a BFEE  Zuni   May-22-05 10:16 PM   #37 
     - Dude, I am too bourgeois for the revolution  Zuni   May-22-05 10:06 PM   #32 
  - I'm sorry, what did you say?  progmom   May-22-05 10:18 PM   #38 
  - Well it ain't pro wrestling.  Deep13   May-23-05 12:27 PM   #61 
  - "bread and circuses"  Donkeyboy75   May-23-05 12:30 PM   #62 
  - I'm glad to see that I wasn't the only one who cried when he became Darth.  YellowRubberDuckie   May-22-05 08:09 PM   #8 
  - Remeber that young Padawan that took out a few clones before dying?  Beware the Beast Man   May-22-05 08:14 PM   #10 
  - Cool...  YellowRubberDuckie   May-22-05 08:27 PM   #12 
  - Lucas was also in one crowd scene  IChing   May-22-05 09:51 PM   #28 
  - What made me cry were two things  LostinVA   May-22-05 08:38 PM   #16 
     - I LOVED when Yoda walked into Palpatine's office  mutley_r_us   May-23-05 10:06 AM   #48 
        - That was so cool! The Imperial Guards just crumpled  LostinVA   May-23-05 11:01 AM   #52 
           - I wanted to cry when Yoda said  mutley_r_us   May-23-05 11:11 AM   #54 
              - BORN IN 1979? Oh Goddess...  LostinVA   May-23-05 12:02 PM   #56 
                 - lol... yep, I'm a youngin  mutley_r_us   May-23-05 12:11 PM   #60 
                    - But, you are too old to be a "Youngling"  LostinVA   May-23-05 01:02 PM   #65 
  - I saw it last night with my brother and his girlfriend, and she and I  Revolutionary_Acts04   May-22-05 08:25 PM   #11 
  - When Anakin went up in flames, I nearly choked up.  Beware the Beast Man   May-22-05 10:09 PM   #34 
  - Ep 1, The Phanthom Menace, was on UK TV yesterday.  Taxloss   May-22-05 08:34 PM   #13 
  - A London theater showed all six in a row this weekend  Neo   May-22-05 08:42 PM   #17 
  - Am I the only one who likes Episode I  Zuni   May-22-05 10:11 PM   #36 
     - Darth Maul was the only reason to see that one  Hardhead   May-22-05 10:18 PM   #39 
     - When he first appeared, I was like "Bad Ass"  Zuni   May-22-05 10:21 PM   #40 
        - Not utilized enough  DS1   May-23-05 10:00 AM   #46 
        - When he first appeared, I said "this is cliche bullshit pandering"  Rabrrrrrr   May-23-05 10:08 AM   # 
     - JarJar!  pretzel4gore   May-23-05 08:52 AM   #41 
     - no  tigereye   May-23-05 09:52 AM   #44 
     - I agree  mutley_r_us   May-23-05 10:08 AM   #49 
  - As the prequel 3 kinda ruin all of the cool moments in eps 4-6,  HypnoToad   May-22-05 08:36 PM   #14 
  - I think they are best watched in the order they are made for two reasons:  ContraBass Black   May-22-05 08:38 PM   #15 
  - Good points  Nikia   May-22-05 08:45 PM   #18 
     - Loved it  melv   May-22-05 08:52 PM   #23 
     - Me too  mcar   May-23-05 09:51 AM   #43 
        - When Obi-wan says, "I failed you, Anakin, I failed you."  LostinVA   May-23-05 11:03 AM   #53 
     - leitmotifs  Rabrrrrrr   May-23-05 09:59 AM   #45 
  - Even though I knew how it would end, I thought the movie did a good job  MidwestMomma   May-22-05 08:53 PM   #24 
  - The Jedi betrayal scenes were incredibly powerful  mcar   May-23-05 02:24 PM   #70 
  - I loved it.  melv   May-22-05 08:53 PM   #25 
  - Lucas did a splendid job of making Vader tragic, and not evil  Rabrrrrrr   May-23-05 10:03 AM   #47 
  - Spoiler  mutley_r_us   May-23-05 10:15 AM   #50 
  - Two irritations I had...  LordLQQK   May-23-05 10:29 AM   #51 
  - The Qui Gon thing did seem  mutley_r_us   May-23-05 11:14 AM   #55 
     - I see Anakin as someone with a weak character who is  LostinVA   May-23-05 12:05 PM   #57 
        - It's very Faustian in a way  mutley_r_us   May-23-05 12:09 PM   #59 
           - Faustian is a word! n/t  LostinVA   May-23-05 01:02 PM   #66 
              - excellent  mutley_r_us   May-23-05 01:08 PM   #68 
  - a Wagnerian tragedy  Deep13   May-23-05 12:49 PM   #63 
  - And, if Anakin had followed the truth of his path --  LostinVA   May-23-05 01:06 PM   #67 
  - Very good points  melissinha   May-23-05 02:14 PM   #69 

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