How Deep Did George Lucas Go with the Hero’s Journey in Star Wars? — A Guest Blog by Tomas Pueyo

How Deep Did George Lucas Go with the Hero’s Journey in Star Wars? — A Guest Blog by Tomas Pueyo

Much has been said about George Lucas and the Hero’s Journey. He discovered Joseph Campbell’s idea while the script for A New Hope and became instantly fascinated: so many elements of his movie fit in the Hero’s Journey framework! He decided to go all in and rewrite his script to turn it into a fundamental myth.

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Mark Hamill on playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi | British GQ [VIDEO]

Last week, Mark Hamill was named Icon of the Year by British GQ. Now they’re released a companion video wherein he talks about his role as Luke Skywalker, his Emmy nomination for The Clone Wars, The Beatles, and more.

Check it out below.

(BTW, the man can really rock a cape. Krennic, be warned!)

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Director Rian Johnson Talks to The New York Times

The New York Times is featuring an interview with Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. You can read the entire interview here, but we’ll share a few highlights below that give you a general overview of what Star Wars means to him, and his feelings about working in the galaxy far, far away. We are avoiding anything potentially spoilery here, but be aware of the possibility of spoilers if you read the entire interview.

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Empire Magazine Reveals ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Newsstand Cover, Poe Dameron’s X-wing (Possible Spoilers)

Last week, Empire Magazine showed off its exclusive subscriber cover for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It featured the hand of Rey passing a lightsaber to Luke Skywalker’s robotic hand. To start off this week, Empire is revealing the cover for the newsstand edition of its October issue.

Check it out below:

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Melinda’s Brew: The Force of Female Fandom [1]

Melinda's Brew

Years ago, when I was substitute teaching [a writer I always have been but there have been times in my life when I have pursued other interests in conjunction with my main passion], one of my favorite assignments was filling in for the primary grade [K-3] teachers. [My posts ran the gamut from kindergarten to senior year of high school. 🙂 ] Those little tykes were so much fun to be around!

Before I’d head off to school, I’d fix my lunch, and tuck it into my trusty Star Wars lunch box. At school, that lunch box – featuring R2D2 and C3PO – sat prominently on the teacher’s desk. [Have I told you this story before? If I have, please stop me. 😉 ] After going over the day’s lesson plans, I’d wait for the bell to chime. Before long, it would, and within moments the relative silence would be broken by the clamor of rushing feet and loud voices filling the hallways. Read more

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Melinda’s Brew: Coming Home

Melinda's Brew

“Wesa goen home!” Jar Jar Binks exclaims jubilantly moments before Queen Amidala and her entourage board her sleek starship for their return journey to Naboo. Can you blame Jar Jar for his unrestrained enthusiasm? He is akin to a fish out of water [almost literally] while on the daunting, intimidating city planet Coruscant. He is thrilled to be venturing home to Naboo. The same cannot be said for the Queen. Oh, Amidala Naberrie most likely is happy to be returning to her beautiful, lush home world, but since her trip to the capital had been less than auspicious, her hoped-for elation is tempered with both disappointment and determination. [She is one shrewd cookie. The Senate may not have jumped to Naboo’s and her aid, but she is a woman and leader of action. Plan A didn’t work. As any great strategist knows – have a Plan B. 🙂 ]

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Entertainment Weekly Reveals ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Exclusive Covers and All-New Images **UPDATED**

As summer begins to wind down, the hype for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is beginning to ramp up. As part of its fall movie preview double issue, Entertainment Weekly has revealed two exclusive covers for TLJ, as well as all-new images from the film. These features are just the starting point for coverage of The Last Jedi that Entertainment Weekly will be bringing to fans throughout the week.

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Star Wars: It’s About Family

Star Wars has many themes, and one of them is family.  It’s relatable.  It’s honest.  And that’s powerful.

Since the very first film, Star Wars introduced us to a new family, the Skywalkers.  A family that lives in a galaxy far, far away, but at the same time, that family feels like home.  Sometimes, it feels or has felt more like home than home.  At one time or another, we were Luke.  A dreamer.  We were Leia and Padmé.  A strong leader. We were Shmi.  A nurturer.  And yes, even Anakin.  Fiercely loyal and yet tried and troubled too. After all, what family is not all these things and more?

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Hasbro Reveals Star Wars The Black Series Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and Rey in Training Set

At long last, Luke Skywalker! Hasbro has revealed the Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) and Rey (Jedi Training) 6-inch scale two-pack — the first action figures available for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The set will be offered first at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, according to Nerdist, and will be available to order online from Hasbro starting August 14.

Find out the details of this set below:

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Melinda’s Brew: The Thrill of Victory…

Melinda's Brew

You know where, in The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda encourages Luke: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”? A lot of Star Wars fans take exception to Yoda’s lesson. They think that Yoda is wrong in making such a statement to Luke, our fledgling Jedi-in-Training. These fans criticize Yoda because they believe he is not validating the significance of the ol’ college try. They argue that trying counts for a lot. I can see their reasoning.

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