Conceptualisations of History in George Lucas’ ‘Star Wars’ Saga

'Conceptualisations of History in George Lucas' 'Star Wars' Saga' by Canaan Perry. Suggested citation below article. George Lucas’s Star Wars saga is one of the most successful series in western cinema history. According to Brabazon it “has been a primary popular cultural social formation for a[n] [entire] generation.”[1] Set in a futuristic, past tense “used universe”… Continue reading Conceptualisations of History in George Lucas’ ‘Star Wars’ Saga

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Time, Memory and Time Travel in Chris Marker’s ‘La Jetée’

'Time, memory and time travel in Chris Marker's 'La Jetée'' by Canaan Perry. Suggested citation below article. Chris Marker’s 1962 photo-roman La Jetée utilizes the well established science fiction narrative convention of time travel as a vehicle for exploring dimensions of the human psyche and condition. The text can thus be read as a personal and… Continue reading Time, Memory and Time Travel in Chris Marker’s ‘La Jetée’

Mental States and Narrative Line in ‘Brief Encounter’ and ‘The Red Shoes’

'Mental States and Narrative Line in 'Brief Encounter' and 'The Red Shoes'' by Canaan Perry. Suggested citation below article. Although films have other significant properties, most prominently sound and music, they are by nature a visual medium[1] which can be utilised to graphically depict mental and psychological states. However, much like the way we perceive our… Continue reading Mental States and Narrative Line in ‘Brief Encounter’ and ‘The Red Shoes’

An Exploration of Time and Memory in George Lucas’ ‘American Graffiti’

'An Exploration of Time and Memory in George Lucas' 'American Graffiti'' by Canaan Perry. Suggested citation below article. George Lucas’s American Graffiti (1973) is a film that was made in the wake of popular American movies like Easy Rider (1969) which was about and for a young audience. After the closing of the big American film… Continue reading An Exploration of Time and Memory in George Lucas’ ‘American Graffiti’

Elements of Masculine Myth in two British Films from the 40s

'Elements of Masculine Myth in two British Films from the 40s' by Canaan Perry. Suggested citation below article. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and The Third Man (1949), directed by Carol Reed, are two films which incite elements of male-centric myth as a template for… Continue reading Elements of Masculine Myth in two British Films from the 40s