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Myth, Media, and Culture in Star Wars : an Anthology.

Author: Douglas Brode; Leah Deyneka
Publisher: Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1977, Star Wars blazed across the screen to become one of the highest grossing and most beloved movies of all time. In Myth, Media, and Culture in Star Wars: An Anthology, Douglas Brode and Leah Deyneka have assembled an intriguing collection of essays that address the influences that shaped the films, as well as the impact the franchise has had on popular culture. This diverse collection investigates the dynam.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Brode, Douglas.
Myth, Media, and Culture in Star Wars : An Anthology.
Lanham : Scarecrow Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Brode; Leah Deyneka
ISBN: 9780810885134 0810885131
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 854519932
Description: 1 online resource (207 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: "Of That Time, of That Place"; Chapter 1. "Cowboys in Space": Star Wars and the Western Film; Chapter 2. Is Star Wars a Modernized Fairy Tale?; Chapter 3. From Disneyland to Modesto: George Lucas and Walt Disney; Chapter 4. May the Myth Be with You, Always: Archetypes, Mythic Elements, and Aspects of Joseph Campbell's Heroic Monomyth in the Original Star Wars Trilogy; Chapter 5. Not So Long Ago nor Far Away: New Variations on Old Themes and Questioning Star Wars' Revival of Heroic Archetypes. Chapter 6. From Sky-Walking to Dark Knight of the Soul: George Lucas's Star Wars Turns to Tragic DramaChapter 7. Under the Influence of Akira Kurosawa: The Visual Style of George Lucas; Chapter 8. Balancing the Force: How Media Created by Star Wars Now Defines the Franchise; Chapter 9. A Long Time Ago on a Newsstand Far, Far Away: The Mythic Comic Book Hero in Marvel Comics' Star Wars; Chapter 10. The Jedi Network: Star Wars' Portrayal and Inspirations on the Small Screen. Chapter 11. Gaming in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: The History of the Expanded Worlds, Canon Conflicts, and Simplified Morality of Star Wars Video GamesChapter 12. Quentin Tarantino's Star Wars? Digital Cinema, Media Convergence, and Participatory Culture; Chapter 13. Star Wars and the Technophobic Imagination; Index; About the Editors; About the Contributors.

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In 1977, Star Wars blazed across the screen to become one of the highest grossing and most beloved movies of all time. In Myth, Media, and Culture in Star Wars: An Anthology, Douglas Brode and Leah Deyneka have assembled an intriguing collection of essays that address the influences that shaped the films, as well as the impact the franchise has had on popular culture. This diverse collection investigates the dynam.
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