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Star Wars on Trial : Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Debate the Most Popular Science Fiction Films

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Order in the Court!Star Wars: the most significant, powerful myth of the twenty-first century or morally bankrupt military fantasy?Six films. Countless books. $20 billion in revenue. No one can question the financial value or cultural impact of the Star Wars film franchise. But has the impact been for the good?In Star Wars on Trial’s courtroomDroid Judge presidingStar Wars stands accused of elitist politics and sexism, religious and ethical lapses, the destruction of literary science fiction and science fiction film, and numerous plot holes and logical gaps.Supported by a witness list of bestselling science fiction authors, David Brin (for the prosecution) and Matthew Woodring Stover (for the defense) debate these charges and more before delivering their closing statements.The verdict? That’s up to you.The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the perfect time to look back at George Lucas’ crimes, and new introductions by Brin and Stover discuss the newest generation of Star Wars films and what JJ Abrams must do to live up toor redeemthe franchise.
Number of Pages: 386
Genre: Performing Arts, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Popular Culture, Film + Video / History + Criticism
Series Title: Smart Pop
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Author: David Brin & Matthew Woodring Stover
Language: English
Street Date: November 3, 2015
TCIN: 50180597
UPC: 9781942952046
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-7893
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