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Staw Wars Intertextuality

English assignment

Stephanie Pang

on 18 October 2015

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Transcript of Staw Wars Intertextuality

Star Wars
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
George Lucas
Writer and Director
Joseph Campbell
The Monomyth
Consists of three main sections:

Inspiration from Flash Gordon
1934 comic
Alex Raymond
Flash Gordon Inspiration
Early 1970s > Determined to obtain rights to Flash Gordon

1971 > He registered the name “
The Star Wars
” with the Motion Picture Association of America

Lucas followed the same plot summary of
Flash Gordon
a group of heroes traveling to various locations across the galaxy to stop the plans of an evil emperor.

Han Solo
Princess Leia
Luke Skywalker
Emperor Palpatine
Darth Vader
A group of heroes that travel in space to various locations to stop the plans of an evil emperor.

Akira Kurosawa
Chapter Scroll
Soft Wipes
1958 >

Hidden Fortress
whose plot is highly linked to, Star Wars IV: A New Hope

General with spear
Master with lightsaber
Two generals duel each other
Obi-Wan and Darth Vader fight each other
The Droids
"when I was doing the initial concept artwork for Star Wars, George had photographs of the Metropolis robot, which he said he'd like C-3P0 to look like, except that I should make it a boy”
- Ralph McQuarrie
Metropolis Robot
McQuarrie C-3PO Drawings
Final C-3PO
Huey, Louie and Dewey
Silent Running 1972
Final R2-D2
“I need R2 D2”
American Graffiti
Star Trek
“liked the idea you could gallivant around the galaxy”

- George Lucas
Created by Gene Roddenberry
Warp Drive
The Lightsaber
Universal Translator
Phaser Guns
a short shaft of stainless steel
" which can project a force field that can cut through anything.
- '
Force-Blade description'
Isaac Asimov, 'Lucky Star', 1950s
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Dashing captain of a flying saucer
Full of space soldiers visiting Altaria IV
Mobile robot
Cavernous Death Star-like interior
flying saucer
similar cavernous interiors
War of the Worlds
1955 Classics Illustrated, issue 124
H.G. Wells
Page 41
Star Wars Stormtroopers
Brainwashed, trained, outfitted
“Star Wars is a sort of compilation, but it’s never been put in one story before, never been put down on film.”

- George Lucas
Emperor Ming
Dale, Dr Zarkov, Flash
Hidden Fortress Summary
Star Wars IV: A New Hope Summary
War Films and Westerns
City of Krell, Forbidden Planet
Death Star, Star Wars
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