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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Der Ring des Star Wars

So, by now you’re probably wondering what any of this has to do with Star Wars?

Well, as this essay will show, the six Star Wars films together form a highly structured ring composition. The scheme is so carefully worked out by Lucas, so intricately organized, that it unifies the films with a common universal structure (or what film scholar David Bordwell might call a “new formal strategy”), creating a sense of overall balance and symmetry.

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It's long, but it's an interesting new theory about Star Wars. Sure, we've all heard about George Lucas borrowing heavily from The Hero With A Thousand Faces, but a ring composition? That's certainly a new take on things.

But if the Star Wars films comprise a ring composition, it's only coincidental, as The Secret History of Star Wars made clear: George Lucas was making it up as he went along.

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