George Lucas spoke in one of his interviews about remaking the film and spending more money- but it was worth it! Having studied a range of theories, I now think that Star Wars was so successful because of a combination of all four of these theories. Without one of them, I don't think that it would have been as ground breaking to its viewers. Although there is a strong fairytale storyline and many special effects and aliens without the religious aspect of the 'Force' Star Wars wouldn't be as appealing. This proves just how popular the film was both in the seventies up until today.
Everyone should watch the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace because it has a cutting edge cast, props and effects. "Star Wars Episode I is based upon two Jedi Knights that escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force. The long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory" ("Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace"). With the amount of twists and turns throughout the film it will leave the audience anxious about what might happen next. "Star Wars is not just a movie.
For these movies to earn more money in other merchandising, they are normally easily reduced to a single image. Such as a man flying for Superman (1978), or the two robots, R2D2 and C3PO from Star Wars(1978). This reducibility of narrative to a single image lends its self to the tactile representation of the film, that is, the licensed products constructed around the films characters. These licensed products extend the ‘shelf life’ of the movie by replicating the film’s characters, action and settings through the products. Brad Globe, who was the head of Licensing and merchandising for Amblin Entertainment had this comment to say on the phenomenon: ‘Licensing is not just about generating revenues.
The epic is known to all, young and old, as Star Wars. The incredible popularity of the Star Wars universe was surprising to Lucas when he first made it. In fact, every producer he proposed the idea to rejected it, except for one: Twentieth Century Fox. At this time, science fiction (also called sci-fi) was not in any respects a profitable movie idea, but Lucas was determined to make his film. The executives of Twentieth Century Fox had seen Lucas’s previous film, American Graffiti, and vowed to produce Lucas’s next movie.
Directing a movie based off of a child’s comic book for adult audiences would be a very difficult task and Burton chooses to tackle this challenge by making the hero a shadowy figure instead of the fake, childhood superhuman. Given the numerous positive and groundbreaking aspects of Batman, audiences generally agree on the movie’s success, regarding his work as “probably the best film of the year” (Rickey). Bibliography “Batman (1989 film).” Wikipedia. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, 25 Nov. 2013. Web.
Whether or not Demille meant harm to the Jews is unknown, but the film launched a wave of anti-Semitism. Historical movies such as “Schindler’s List” and “Gettysburg” are accurate interpretations of what really happened in history. Even biblical epics such as Franco Zeffirelli's “Jesus of Nazareth” and the hit Broadway musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” avoided anti-Semitism. A recent 2001 movie drama about Adolf Hitler as a young child called “Max” starring John Cusack, responded to the criticism the movie got and accepted input and changes from critics. With the good suggestions they received, it made for an even better film, and the public voice was heard.
As CEO Sir Howard Stringer said, “It’s gathering momentum because it startles you. It’s better than you remember.” (CBS) This momentum is the driving force towards the development of more 3D movies. People are coming out to see movies more and more and ... ... middle of paper ... .... Before surveys were done, we believed that consumers would be love for all movies to be in 3D. We found though that instead it would be preferred if 3D stuck to only a few genres such as animation, action and Sci-Fi/fantasy. Sony should increase the amount of films from this genre into 3D.
In the first three movies there was a Galactic Republic that ruled the galaxy in peace, yet a few small groups didn’t want to join them. Then, p... ... middle of paper ... ...r the money and plan on making products and films off of not only Star Wars, but also Marvel, now that they own that as well. They plan on doing this until either no one likes either one anymore or they can no longer produce new ideas. George Lucas said, "It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of film-makers." However, is Disney the right company to be selling such an amazing franchise to?
When animation movies started, the animators worked on the films in traditional style. Each frame was drawn by hand and the animators connected the frames to complete the animation. Even though animation has started with traditional, digital animation has been the one that makes more business. Tasha Robinson who is a movie reviewer at The Verge that said “after multiple films of digital animation, the box office has been filling up their marketing with enough profit to make even more.” Digital animation makes more money in the cinema than animation done traditionally. With the money that digital animation makes, they can make more movies because of its success and with that money they can make more films.
These were actually better than I thought, though the tech fellows interviewed did seem a bit uncomfortable in the spotlight. But, the features are very informative and enjoyable. Also included are the standard cast & crew biographies and theatrical trailer, as well as a visually interesting Fiona Apple music video for the obligatory single off the movie, "Across The Universe." Interestingly, it is directed by Ms. Apple's current boyfriend, Boogie Nights director Paul Thomas Anderson. Wonder if his New Line affiliation has anything to do with this?