I've seen the One Man Star Wars. It was a great show and definitely
worth the watching.
At 07:39 PM 4/1/2008, you wrote:
>Or moralistic/didactic intentions of any kind. Unless your message,
>or your achetype, emerges naturally from the story the story will
>By the sounds of it Lucas (with the orignal Star Wars) told a fun
>stroy and afterwards came across the theories. When he tried to
>incorporate them deliberately, the story suffered.
>Going off on a tangent, I saw an ad for a staged version of the three
>(original) star wars movies, done as a one man show by a man called
>Charles Ross. Does anyone know anything about this? Is it any good?
>On 01/04/2008, Deb Warner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I was agreeing with you. If Lucas had really had Campell's mythic theories
> > in mind when he made " RAIDERS...", it wouldn't have been half as much fun
> > as it is. Nothing like scholarly intentions to kill a good story
> dead in the
> > water.
> > Helge Moulding <[log in to unmask]> wrote: Deb Warner wrote:
> > > I thought that that was Lucas's original purpose. I seem to
> > > remember hearing, before the release of "Raiders of the Lost
> > > Ark" , that he said he had been inspired by the films he'd
> > > enjoyed as a kid.
> > What I meant was that when people set out to tell a story
> > that they hope is exciting, they probably draw on stories
> > they've heard that they had found to be exciting. That is a
> > bit different, in my opinion, from the high falutin' claims of
> > Joseph Campbell, that there's some kind of archetype that
> > can be found in all stories that particularly speak to the
> > human spirit or some such rot.
> > There's no original purpose implied in what Campbell says.
> > And I'm arguing that Lucas's claim that he was aware of
> > Campbell's work was made post facto (after the second
> > SW movie, in fact), when he originally set out to just make
> > a space opera type movie.
> > Harrison Ford said making Indiana Jones was fun, in part
> > because they didn't set out to accomplish a particular thing.
> > I don't know if that can be considered to be "an original
> > purpose."
> > --
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