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Star_Wars_4:_A_New_Hope vs. The_Odyssey The Odyssey and Star Wars are two great examples of epics.   Both the stories fulfill the epic hero cycle to the fullest.   In The Odyssey, Odysseus is the hero, he goes to Troy to fight a war and gets lost at sea for 20 years.   In Star Wars Luke is the hero, he gets introduced to the rebel force that is trying to ensure the safety of their universe.   The Odyssey and Star Wars follow the same basic cycle.   Both adventures show hard challenging tasks...

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Star Wars: an Intergalactic Joyride

Star Wars: An Intergalactic Joyride "Star Wars" is the highest grossing movie of all time. It is also one of my favorites. It was released in May 1977 and re-released in a restored and enhanced Special Edition just last month. There are many different criteria that can be used to describe ŒStar Wars' appeal. Gary Arnold and Edward Rothstein, two movie critics who had the opportunity to review this great movie, explain its appeal in very much the same way. There is a difference though....

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Odyssey & Star Wars

The Odyssey & Star Wars The Odyssey has been called one of the greatest epic ever written. This epic was made by a man named Homer, a famous Greek poem writer. For years this had been considered the best epic ever written by man until Star Wars came along. Star Wars is kind of a future based version of the Odyssey, It was famous because of the technology and the characters incorporated in them. This hit movie was written by George Lucas and released in May 25, 1977. In both of the epics...

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Star Wars vs Star Treck

1300 Star Wars VS. Star Trek It has long been debated by nerds worldwide: Star Wars or Star Trek, which one is superior. In this paper we take a look at the two universes so you can decide which is the greatest in history of the world. The three points discussed: 1) Geopolitical a combination of political, historical, racial; 2) Military tactics found in the two universes; and 3) religion and philosophy of each. In the Star Trek Universe the Federation was founded by the following four races...

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Beowulf and Star Wars Comparison

symbol is something often an object that stands for a significant concept or series of ideas often a symbol is emblematic of the values of the characters. In the narrative Beowulf and the movie Star Wars, many aspects of symbolism are paralleled. In the movie Star Wars the most important examples are the Death Star, light sabers and the force. In Beowulf, some of the most important examples of symbolism are Grendel's arm and head, the dragon's treasure-trove Hrothgar's mead-hall and Grendel's cave. ...

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Star Wars Faq: Is Star Wars Sci-Fi or Fantasy?

Star Wars is a story of aliens and space battles; but it's also a story of ghosts and mystical powers. Is Star Wars science fiction, or is it fantasy? More importantly, what makes it one or the other? Magic vs. Science The difference between sci-fi and fantasy is a much-debated subject. One common dividing line, however, is that science fiction is about scientific and technological advancements that could reasonably occur in the future, while fantasy exists only in the realm of imagination. Much...

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Monomyth Cycle in Star Wars

finding himself through his journey. You may know of this story because there was a clue in the first sentence. Yes, this is the story of Luke Skywalker and his journey to become a Jedi knight. However, you may not realize that during the filming of Star Wars IV, the director worked very closely with Joseph Campbell. What is a mythologist doing on the set of one of the greatest science fiction of all time? Well Luke experiences what Campbell calls the Monomyth Cycle, during the movie. While Luke followed...

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Star Wars

Star Wars One of the most important functions of film music is to create a mood or atmosphere so as to create an aural frame of reference for viewing visual images. As movies and television plays a major role in today's society, film composers have become fascinated in creating meaningful musical film score by experimenting different elements of music in order to enrich, enhance, develop and dramatise movie action. One of the most popular and successful American orchestral composers of the...

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Star Wars: a New Hope

Critique Star Wars: A new hope "A long.long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…." These short, simple words have influenced generations. Novices and Star Wars fans alike have enjoyed and thrived on these inventive movies. The writer and director, George Lucas, came up with the idea during his years at the University of California. He came up with a six part series, yet, the first movie to be produced was part four entitled Star Wars: A new hope. It was produced in 1977...

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Flawed Prophesies: Macbeth and Star Wars

is a great tragedy. Although very well beyond the time of modern readers; Macbeth’s classical themes of betrayal, guilt, and revenge are still shown in most modern tragedies. The play of Macbeth seems to very similar to the modern sci-fi films Star Wars (Episode 1-6), written and produced by George Lucas, for the sheer fact that both heroes of the stories turn to the dark side, which inedibility leads to their destruction. Although the main character, Macbeth, starts off as a good man eventually...

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