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Star Wars Saturday: Earthling Cinema on Eps. IV and V

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hanged manI’ve posted about Earthling Cinema’s funny and insightful short videos mock-analyzing films before, but recently they took on Star Wars: A New Hope and followed it up with their own sequel looking at The Empire Strikes Back. The results are pretty fantastic.

As one would expect from this series, they mix together some good-natured mockery of the films with some true insights about the philosophies, motifs, and themes of the films. For instance, Earthling Cinema taught me something new about Empire–that Luke hangs upside down three times in the film, each time using the Force, equating him with the tarot card The Hanged Man.

Also connections to Joseph Campbell, Akira Kurosawa, Taoism, fascism, and Carl Jung.

Entertain and edify yourself simultaneously!

Author: Erin Perry

I'm a high school English teacher specializing in AP Literature and Film Analysis. I'm interested in most things geeky, including superheroes, vampires, zombies, teen culture, postmodern philosophy, pop culture analysis, and combinations of the aforementioned. Follow me on Twitter @eriuperry.

One thought on “Star Wars Saturday: Earthling Cinema on Eps. IV and V

  1. Pingback: Earthling Cinema Goes For Synchronicity, Analyzes ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ | The Dinglehopper

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