• ‘Rogue One' and the War Documentary ‘The Interpreters' Make for a Powerful Double Feature

    22 days ago - By Slash Film

    (Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired George Lucas's iconic universe. In this edition: The Interpreters .)
    If there is one thing certain about the escapism offered by Star Wars , it's that it hasn't exactly been escapism. It's always been inherently political. George Lucas has often remarked about how the original trilogy cast the United States as the the aggressive, evil Empire and how it was all a metaphor for the Vietnam War. The Rebels were the freedom fighters staving off the colonialist meddling of...
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