Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:
I think it’s worth examining the extent to which Star Wars and other “regime change” cinema (like Mad Max: Fury Road) are selling a simplistic political paradigm hat manifests itself in our foreign policy and is at least semi-responsible for us running around and fucking up the world.
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One thing worth pondering is if our real problem with Star Wars, Mad Max or any other PC infested film is that they are politically correct or that their politics are objectionable/annoying?
In truth art has historically been concerned with ethics and morality so can we really blame the current set?
Perhaps the writer in the piece linked to above gets right when he argues that it is overtness of it that gets under our skin:
“The irony is that, a long time ago, in a film industry far, far away, Star Wars was born in left-wing politics. Lucas dreamed up American Graffiti, Apocalypse Now (a project he subsequently passed off to Francis Ford Coppola) and Star Wars as a trilogy—one film about the carefree days just before the Vietnam War, one about the war itself, and one a dystopian sci-fi look at the ramifications of the aftermath—with plucky guerillas Luke and Co. representing the Viet Cong and the technologically awesome Empire meant to stand in for the United States.
Oh, you didn’t know that? That’s because makers of Hollywood fantasy films used to have the good sense to keep their politics to themselves.”
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