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It's our most ancient story of Good against Evil, told in the most fascinating way.
Gwendoline Christie, ''Behind the Scenes''

Malcolm: What's that film you love?
Ollie: What film?
Malcolm: The one about the hairdresser. The space hairdresser and the cowboy... The guy's, he's got a tinfoil pal and a pedalbin... his father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister... Lego, they're all made of fucking Lego.
Ollie: ...Star Wars?
Malcolm: That's the one!

"Lucas states that these films should be seen as one work—for what reason should we not?...Why the hell else would Lucas go back and adjust the old films? that it reworks the previous material into the story Lucas has decided his work should be about—the series is about Anakin/Vader, not Luke or Leia...Lucas’s re-edits are a remarkable Kuleshovian act on not single shots but three whole films: each film’s primary function is altered...A New Hope, a wacky adventure movie that is little more than a playground for technology, becomes a family soap opera in microcosm: Vader, Luke and Leia all cross paths and enter conflict all unaware that they are of the same family. The Empire Strikes Back...takes on an immense pathos within Vader’s character—previously an abstract cipher/image of evil, we now see only a sad and pathetic man who only wants to see his son. Return of the Jedi changes the least, but only because I presume Lucas had decided the series backstory by this point. Yet, it contains my favorite of all the changes: replacing the other actor in the final moments with Hayden Christensen. We can now recognize Anakin from Revenge of the Sith, we see that this is the same man, and, standing with Alec Guinness’s Obi-Wan, realize that it was their story all along, and sometimes such drama will only be resolved after death, and I find that intensely moving."
Neil Bahadur, "Star Wars Dialogue: Part 5 Revision", MUBI Notebook, January 19, 2018.

It's as goofy as a children's tale, as shallow as an old Saturday afternoon serial, as corny as Kansas in August—and a masterpiece.
Roger Ebert, The Great Movies, June 28, 1999.


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