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The Star Wars Action Figures in my house get anxious if they’re stored in the closet for extended periods. They like to get out and strut a bit. And when they do my role is simply to observe and report.For someone admittedly using cheap equipment, there’s some surprisingly nice photographs that come out of this, including the one above.
It’s blatantly aimed at the retrofetishists out there who remember buying Kenner action figures off the peg, but I don’t recall having seen shoes in a blisterpack before. More views of the shoes themselves on the Superfly Deluxe site
“With Star Wars I consciously set about to re-create myths and the classic mythological motifs. I wanted to use those motifs to deal with issues that exist today.”1
“I see Star Wars as taking all the issues that religion represents and trying to distill them down into a more modern and easily accessible construct–that there is a greater mystery out there.”1
“I’ve discovered that most critics themselves are cinematically illiterate. They don’t really know much about movies. They don’t know the history. They don’t know the technology. They don’t know anything. So for them to try to analyze it, they’re lost.”2
“The area I’m interested in now is to go do some form-experimenting—to try and figure out different ways of telling movies. I grew up in the Godard, Fellini world and all that. To me that’s where my heart is.”3
If anyone has a couple grand they can loan me, I have my eyes on a few of these.
Because it’s Monday and you’re trying not to work yet.
“After I submitted it and had the New York editor say it was the best tie-in novel he’d ever read, the licensing person at DreamWorks required me to cut everything in the novel that wasn’t in the script. That I was the creator of the property held no sway. I was made to butcher the book down to 40,000 words.”
And both my kids love Asoka, the girl Jedi who acts as Anakin’s protege and foil. And you know what? I love her too — she’s a great character, the teenage girl who seems to be the only person in the galaxy who doesn’t seem that impressed with Anakin Skywalker. She gets a lot of screen time, she’s a girl of action, she’s smart and funny and she doesn’t take shit from anyone, much less Anakin. (Okay, she’s stuck holding the baby for a stretch, but credit where credit is due — she’s a huge improvement over the whining, helpless Padme of Sith.)
“As of today, I canâ€™t point to any given space like this. I think weâ€™re pretty unique in what we do and I am a little surprised that no one caught up yet. I guess having done this so many times Iâ€™m aware that people are moved by it and thatâ€™s the driving element that keeps me consistent. But even without that I think I wouldâ€™ve continued to explore, because thereâ€™s a natural evolution in the art form and I think space is just so inherent in life today. I mean, itâ€™s a major element in humanity, weâ€™re spacial species and its inevitable weâ€™re going to move in that direction. “