THIS IS REVOLUTION＞podcast Ep. 337: The Political Significance of the Star Wars Prequels w/ Chris Cutrone
STAR WARS PREQUELS!
That is a bad word in not just nerd circles of weirdo fanboys but with many casual film fans. The first of 3 movies in the StarWars universe dropped in 1977, and the article we’re gonna discuss was released on my birthday. Coincidence? Anyway, Chris Cutrone in Sublation Magazine argues that the StarWars prequels actually get a bad rap! From his piece in Sublation:
The message of Lucas’s Star Wars prequel films is much more difficult and challenging than the original Star Wars trilogy: It shows that the path of apparent “good and evil” in politics and society is a very convoluted one, involving many reversals and surprising twists of fate — one might even say that it is “dialectical.” It is “beyond good and evil” and not at all ever what it first appears to be. This is a lesson from the Boomer experience of the 20th century’s dramatic wars and revolutions that the Millennial generation, as viewers in their youth, were not adequately prepared to receive let alone contemplate from Lucas’s films — and remain deaf and blind to today. Even as they stand at the precipice of learning it now.
Chris Cutrone teaches critical theory at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Institute for Clinical Social Work. He is the original lead organizer and chief pedagogue of the Platypus Affiliated Society. Please welcome, CHRIS CUTRONE!
Read the full article in Sublation Magazine Here:
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