Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Quotation of the day for December 15, 2015

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Quotation of the Day for December 15, 2015

"Before the wretched prequels started rolling out in the late nineties, George Lucas had already made billions for himself licensing Star Wars toys. That's because, for most children, the only way to see the movie again was to restage it in your home. Lucas's greatest achievement is that he forced an entire generation to become pipsqueak auteurs.

"Re-enactments required a critical mass of figures, which, given logistical and financial impediments particular to childhood, was impossible to achieve.

"My mother couldn't understand why one Stormtrooper action figure wasn't enough. But you needed multiple Stormtroopers to do the thing properly. I begged for them. Begged. No dice. So I dragooned in other figures to act as undercover/traitorous/triple-agent Stormtroopers. It was a first effort at postmodernism. It didn't hang together very well."

- Cathal Kelly, on his youthful obsession with Star Wars.


Submitted by: Terry Labach
Dec. 14, 2015

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