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Star Wars, or, How George Did It

Paul Joseph Gulino

Paul Gulino is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Connie Shears

Connie Shears is Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Science of Screenwriting : The Neuroscience Behind Storytelling Strategies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Star Wars is a history-making film with about as wide an audience as a movie can have. It managed to work over its audience’s cognitive/perceptual systems not only upon release in 1977, but ever since as well: it hasn’t gone out of style...

Star Wars and Everyday Life

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Director of Film Studies and Television at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of Batman, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Lewis Carroll. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using the Force : Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Continuum, 2002

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...Star Wars is hard to avoid. On a Friday night in England, sitting in and flipping around the television channels, you could go from the, Simpsons episode guest starring Chewbacca“The Springfield Files,” Simpsons. to the sitcom Spaced, where...

Generations

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Director of Film Studies and Television at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of Batman, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Lewis Carroll. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using the Force : Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Continuum, 2002

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...In the back there is a guy putting out a magazine called Star Wars Generation—no explanation necessary.For the most part, this book has given a voice to a specific generation of Star Wars fans: my own generation, the kids who saw A New Hope...

Watching Star Wars Alone

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Director of Film Studies and Television at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of Batman, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Lewis Carroll. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using the Force : Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Continuum, 2002

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...The Emperor wants to control outer space, Yoda wants to explore inner space. That's the fundamental difference between the good and the bad sides of the force.The special edition of Star Wars: A New Hope, which was released for the film...

The Fan Betrayed

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Director of Film Studies and Television at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of Batman, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Lewis Carroll. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using the Force : Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Continuum, 2002

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...After sixteen years with no new Star Wars films, the release of Episode I: The Phantom Menace was a major event for fans. After such intense anticipation, after such a long wait, it was perhaps inevitable that at least some of them would...

Star Wars Chicks

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Director of Film Studies and Television at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of Batman, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Lewis Carroll. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using the Force : Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Continuum, 2002

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...The names roll out importantly, joining other incantations around the table: “Darth Vader … Chewbacca … Han Solo … Luke Skywalker… Death Star…” No story receives more attention from the boys or gives greater pleasure in the telling....

Canon

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Director of Film Studies and Television at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of Batman, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Lewis Carroll. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using the Force : Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Continuum, 2002

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...“Just what is Star Wars canon, and what is not?” asks the introduction to Stephen Sansweet's Star Wars Encyclopaedia. “The one sure answer: The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition—the three films themselves as executive-produced...

Fan Film

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Director of Film Studies and Television at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of Batman, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Lewis Carroll. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using the Force : Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Continuum, 2002

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...On one level, fan film is simply a branch of fan fiction and has a very similar relationship to the primary texts: a creative departure that stays within a recognizable framework, an experiment that sticks to accepted rules, a filling...

Watching Star Wars Together

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Director of Film Studies and Television at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of Batman, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Lewis Carroll. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using the Force : Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Continuum, 2002

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...George, your kids are keeping it real back there, watching The Phantom Menace DVD … he and I agree: Liam Neeson ain't no Harrison Ford. And Sarah Smile agrees with me that Ewan McGregor is much, much hotter than Luke—what's his name...

Slash and Other Stories

Will Brooker

Will Brooker is Director of Film Studies and Television at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of Batman, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Lewis Carroll. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using the Force : Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans

Continuum, 2002

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...There are posters for films on the wall. A three-quarters naked woman in a white dress with a very strange hairstyle—it looks as if she had bread rolls in her ears—carrying a science-fiction pistol in her left hand and pointing it very...