Generation-Defining Films: Star Wars. What Else?

I keep running into younger people, students mostly, who don't seem to think the end of the Star Wars saga is any big deal. And of course they don't... they weren't born yet when Star Wars opened. It's causing me to wonder... Star Wars was such a defining film for so many of us. It changed our imaginations. It provided a new vocabulary for understanding good and evil. What other films in film history have been “banner films” for their generations? Which films reflected their times, but … [Read more...]


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