No modern myth better portrays the immortal Quest of the Hero than George Lucas' Star Wars Trilogy. Here, the Quest is of a galactic scale, a hero fighting not for himself, but for the Higher Cause, filled with Archetypal heroes and villains, straight out of the greatest imaginings of Campbell or Jung. Lucas admits such influences, as well as issues such as the conflict of Human Nature versus Technology, human spirituality, and the need to believe in something greater. Herein lies the deepest part of man: His Spirit.
First, a bit of shameless self-promotion...
A pilot script introducing a fictional Star Wars television series:
Tales From the Star Wars Universe
Star Wars is more than a series of films, it is an experience and, most importantly, a statement on the human condition. Following are several which, in their own way, reflect on that in a "resource" fashion. If any of them are of use to you in an academic fashion, please let me know by mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org , and, as always, thanks for stopping by.
May the Force be with you!
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