Story and Star Wars
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This fall, story expert Alastair Stephens will look at each of the six core Star Wars movies in release order, and analyse what works and why. We’re going to talk about heroic motivations, serial structure, the power of the five-man band, the interaction of intent and execution, mythic archetypes, the urge to explain, and stories which grow in the telling — and perhaps, we’ll understand a little better why Star Wars is the most important pop culture phenomenon of the modern era.
||CleanStory And Star Wars 10: The Eight-Month Q&A||How do we parse the critical response to The Force Awakens? What's right with Finn, wrong with Kylo Ren, and paradoxical about Darth Jar Jar?||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStory And Star Wars 9: The Force Awakens||It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here, and it's spoiler-filled: Star Wars: The Force Awakens!||12/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStory And Star Wars 8: StarWonks Live II||At last, we come to the end of the Story and Star Wars series, and discuss the prequel trilogy, the saga as a whole, and what we've learned along the way.||11/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStory And Star Wars 7: Revenge Of The Sith||This week, we close out the prequel trilogy and bring our story full-circle with Revenge Of The Sith, the last Star Wars movie -- for now!||11/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStory And Star Wars 6: Attack Of The Clones||Anakin is all grown-up and it's time to begin the Clone War with Attack Of The Clones, a change of direction for the Star Wars series.||11/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStory And Star Wars 5: The Phantom Menace||We turn our attention to the prequel trilogy this week, with some thoughts on The Phantom Menace, and the ways in which it shifts our understanding of what Star Wars is.||10/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStory And Star Wars 4: StarWonks Live||A little later than originally planned, it's time for our live discussion of the original trilogy of Star Wars!||10/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStory And Star Wars 3: Return Of The Jedi||In our third Star Wars lecture, we close out the original trilogy with some thoughts on Ewoks, fairy tales and the zig-zagging story of Return Of The Jedi.||10/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStory And Star Wars 2: The Empire Strikes Back||In our second Star Wars lecture, we look at the dark middle chapter of the original trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back.||10/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStory And Star Wars 1: A New Hope||In our first Star Wars lecture, we discuss what Star Wars is and isn't, and try to answer a deceptively difficult question: what is the story of A New Hope?||9/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStory And Star Wars: Introduction||This fall, we're journeying to a galaxy far, far away to study one of the most important pop culture phenomena in history -- Star Wars!||9/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Han shot first
Great start to what is sure to be another...
...excellent seminar! Alastair is smart, engaging, and always insightful.
Dude, can you talk more about the story…and not just to hear your own voice Alastair? Laughing at your own witticisms and consistent verbosity…tiring. I hope the following podcasts have less of the over exposition of what the host will or won't do. Thanks
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