Monday, May 4, 2015

Star Wars, Journeys and Redemption

Today is National Star Wars Day. In junior high school, I wasn't as much of a Star Wars fan as I was of Star Trek, but I did put build plastic models and treat myself to marathons.

But Star Wars isn't just a benchmark in the history of science fiction film. It saved Hollywood from bankruptcy, re-established the idea of spiritual journey (ending in redemption) in film, and arguably founded the modern culture of "go big or go home." Or, as Yoda said "Do, or do not. There is no try."

I was able to see this lecture in person a few years ago in Los Angeles. You can view the video here. Thoughts?