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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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