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The Gospel according to Star Wars

The Gospel according to Star Wars
Faith, Hope, and the Force

by John C. McDowell

  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release : 2007-03-02
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 1611644259
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Star Wars is one of the most beloved movie series of all time, and in this book John McDowell explores the many spiritual themes that weave throughout the six films. From the Force to the dark side, the issues discussed in the films have a moral and spiritual complexity that, if paid attention to, can help us better understand our place in the world and our relation to others and to God. George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, did not intend for his films to be mere entertainment, McDowell argues. Rather, he hoped his films would be used as a vehicle for moral education.

Star Wars Search and Find: These ARE the Droids You're Looking For

Star Wars Search and Find: These ARE the Droids You're Looking For
A Book

by Daniel Wallace

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-10-12
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0794444687
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Can you find these droids before the Stormtroopers do? Search for R2-D2, C-3PO, BB-8, and more of your favorite Star Wars droids in this interactive search-and-find with locations from across the Skywalker Saga. The Stormtroopers are looking for droids, and your mission is to find R2-D2, C-3PO, BB-8, and other Star Wars droids and characters as they journey throughout the galaxy in this interactive search-and-find. With nine scenes from Naboo, Hoth, Exegol, and other locations from across the Skywalker Saga, this book is full of non-stop fun for every Star Wars fan. Four additional activities are also included.

The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy

The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy
You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned

by Jason T. Eberl,Kevin S. Decker

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2015-10-12
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1119038065
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Does it take faith to be a Jedi? Are droids capable of thought? Should Jar Jar Binks be held responsible for the rise of the Empire? Presenting entirely new essays, no aspect of the myth and magic of George Lucas’s creation is left philosophically unexamined in The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy. The editors of the original Star Wars and Philosophy strike back in this Ultimate volume that encompasses the complete Star Wars universe Presents the most far-reaching examination of the philosophy behind Star Wars – includes coverage of the entire film catalogue to date as well as the Expanded Universe of novels, comics, television series, games and toys Provides serious explorations into the deeper meaning of George Lucas’s philosophically rich creation Topics explored include the moral code of bounty-hunter favourite Boba Fett, Stoicism and the Jedi Order, the nature of the Dark Side, Anakin and Achilles in a nihilism face-off, feminism and being chained to a giant slug, cloning, de-extinction, fatherhood, Wookiees, loyalty, betrayal, guardians, republics, tyrants, terrorism, civic duty, friendship, family, and more! Publishing in time for the global release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015 – hotly anticipated to become the first film to top $3 billion in worldwide box office sales

The Science of Star Wars

The Science of Star Wars
The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, Space Travel, and More!

by Mark Brake,Jon Chase

  • Publisher : Racehorse
  • Release : 2016-11-15
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781944686284
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discover the science behind the most popular sci-fi franchise of all time! Capturing the imagination and hearts of crowds worldwide, Star Wars is a fantastic feat of science fiction and fantasy. The Science of Star Wars addresses 50 topics that span the movies’ universe such as battle technology, alien life, space travel, etc. You’ll find fascinating explorations of the physics of Star Wars, its plausibility, and more. The perfect Star Wars gift for fans of the saga, this book addresses many unanswered, burning questions, including: How long before we get a Star Wars speeder off the ground? What exactly is the Force? How could Kylo Ren stop a blaster shot in mid-air? How could we live on a gas giant like Bespin, or a desert planet like Tatooine? Nature versus nurture: How does it play out in the making of Jedi? How much would it cost to build the Death Star? And much more! We marvel at the variety of creatures and technology and the mystery behind the force. But how much of the Star Wars world is rooted in reality? Could we see some of the extraordinary inventions materialize in our world? This uncomplicated, entertaining read makes it easy to understand how advanced physics concepts, such as wormholes and Einstein’s theory of relativity, apply to the Star Wars universe. The Science of Star Wars explains to non-technical readers how physics and fantasy might merge to allow for the possibility of interstellar travel; communication with foreign but intelligent lifeforms; human-like robots; alien planets fit for human life; weapons and spacecraft such as laser guns, light sabers, and the Millennium Falcon; and Force-like psychokinetic powers. In the 21st Century, we’re on the edge of developing much of the technology from “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away”… These fantasies aren’t as impossible as you might think! Written for every fan of George Lucas’s films, you don’t need to be a Jedi or an astrophysicist at NASA to appreciate all of Mark Brake and Jon Chase’s fun and informative analysis of this classic series in The Science of Star Wars. Prepare your mind to make the jump to light speed and find out about the facts behind one of our favorite modern epics!

Star Wars Encyclopedia

Star Wars Encyclopedia
A Book

by Stephen J. Sansweet

  • Publisher : Lucasbooks
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Covers everything relating to "Star Wars" and its characters, sequels, production, special effects, and computer games

Interpreting Star Wars

Interpreting Star Wars
Reading a Modern Film Franchise

by Miles Booy

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2021-01-14
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1501364723
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Upon its initial release in 1977, many critics regarded Star Wars as a childish retort to the mature American cinema of the seventies. Though full of sound and fury, some felt that it signified nothing. Four decades later, the significations are multiple as interpretations of the film's strange imagery and metaphoric potential continue to pile up. Interpreting Star Wars analyses and contextualises the dominant trends in Star Wars interpretation from the earliest reviews, through Lucasfilm's attempts to use its position as copyright holder to promote a single meaning, to the 21st century where the internet has rendered such authorial control impossible and new entries to the canon present new twists on old hopes.

Culture, Identities and Technology in the Star Wars Films

Culture, Identities and Technology in the Star Wars Films
Essays on the Two Trilogies

by Carl Silvio,Tony M. Vinci,Donald E. Palumbo

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2007-01-10
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 0786429100
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Released in May 1977, the original Star Wars movie inaugurated the age of the movie blockbuster. It also redefined the use of cinematic special effects, creating a new textual universe that now stretches through three decades, two trilogies and generations of fascinated viewers. The body of critical analysis that has developed from this epic focuses primarily on the Star Wars universe as a contemporary myth. However, like any fiction, it must also be viewed--and consequently analyzed--as a product of the culture which created it. The essays in this book analyze the Star Wars trilogies as a culturally and historically specific phenomenon. Moving away from the traditional myth-based criticism of the films, the essayists employ a cultural studies model to examine how this phenomenon intersects with social formations such as economics, technology, race and gender. Critical approaches are varied and include political and economic analysis informed by feminism, contemporary race theory, Marxism, new media studies and post-humanism. Among the topics covered are the connections between the trilogies and our own cultural landscape; the problematic issues of race and gender; and the thematic implications of Lucas' presentation of technology. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

A New Dawn: Star Wars

A New Dawn: Star Wars
A Book

by John Jackson Miller

  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2014-09-02
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0553392875
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . . “The war is over. The Separatists have been defeated, and the Jedi rebellion has been foiled. We stand on the threshold of a new beginning.”—Emperor Palpatine For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights brought peace and order to the Galactic Republic, aided by their connection to the mystical energy field known as the Force. But they were betrayed—and the entire galaxy has paid the price. It is the Age of the Empire. Now Emperor Palpatine, once Chancellor of the Republic and secretly a Sith follower of the dark side of the Force, has brought his own peace and order to the galaxy. Peace through brutal repression, and order through increasing control of his subjects’ lives. But even as the Emperor tightens his iron grip, others have begun to question his means and motives. And still others, whose lives were destroyed by Palpatine’s machinations, lay scattered about the galaxy like unexploded bombs, waiting to go off. . . . The first Star Wars novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, Star Wars: A New Dawn is set during the legendary “Dark Times” between Episodes III and IV and tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths. Featuring a foreword by Dave Filoni. Praise for A New Dawn “A New Dawn is a fine start to the new Expanded Universe. [John Jackson] Miller steps confidently into the unexplored territory and owns it; he’s crafted a story with pacing and dialogue that feels like classic Star Wars.”—Nerdist “An entertaining adventure . . . with a cast of heroes that mixes laughter with intriguing depths of character. . . . John Jackson Miller packs in plenty of action and surprises.”—Roqoo Depot “A confidently told story that gives fans a lot of reason to be hopeful about what’s to come as we move into this new phase of Star Wars . . . The book certainly got me even more excited for Rebels and to see more of Kanan and Hera’s adventures. We’re also introduced to other characters I would love to see again at some point, whether on Rebels, in another book or, who knows, in live-action at some point.”—IGN “A New Dawn delivers a classic Star Wars experience that fans of all ages will be able to enjoy. It is extremely well-written, with an incredibly diverse cast too. Miller’s prose can easily suck readers in, and leave them speechless when 100 pages have flown by in the blink of an eye.”—Far Far Away Radio “A New Dawn brings us into this new dawn of storytelling with energy, excitement, and characters that have become instantly ensconced into the Star Wars vernacular, and the results will satisfy Star Wars fans of many different palates.”—Coffee with Kenobi “A New Dawn is a well-written novel full of intrigue and twists and turns that does an excellent job of letting Star Wars fans get to know Kanan and Hera.”—Tosche Station “A New Dawn finds an era never before written about in the Star Wars universe—the years prior to the original movie, Episode IV—in robust good health. The narrative takes place on two worlds and a handful of ships in between them, but as with the best of all Star Wars moments, hints at hidden depths beyond.”—Mashable

Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles

Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
A Book

by Landry Q. Walker

  • Publisher : DK Children
  • Release : 2018-04-03
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781465466655
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The definitive guide to the vehicles from a galaxy far, far away... Learn all about your favorite Star Wars(TM) vehicles, from the A-wing to the Y-wing. Don't know your X-wing from your Y-wing? Not sure what type of craft Slave I is? Look no further than the Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles. From the swamps of Kashyyyk to the deserts of Jakku, from inner-city Coruscant to the vastness of hyperspace, this new Star Wars book will show you the right craft for the job. This handy guide is full of fun facts and intriguing information, guaranteed to enthrall fans for hours on end. This encyclopedia features more than 200 weird and wonderful vehicles from the world of Star Wars, including ships and vehicles from the entire saga of movies as well as the television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. One vehicle is explored in detail on each page, so there's something new even for die-hard fans. All the technology behind the vehicles such as repulsorlift craft and hyperspeed is fully explored. © & TM 2017 LUCASFILM LTD. Used Under Authorization.

Star Wars: The Tiny Book of Grogu (Star Wars Gifts and Stocking Stuffers)

Star Wars: The Tiny Book of Grogu (Star Wars Gifts and Stocking Stuffers)
A Book

by Insight Editions

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-11-09
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1647223814
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Witness epic and adorable moments in the life of Grogu in this pocket-sized book of quotes! Hold the thrilling adventures of Grogu and Din Djarin in the palm of your hand, with this tiny book celebrating fan-favorite scenes from Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Loaded with imagery of the most mysterious and lovable alien in the galaxy, and quotes from all of his unlikely allies, Star Wars: The Tiny Book of Grogu will be the perfect gift for any Star Wars fan. • BELOVED MOMENTS IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND: With its 1.34” x 1.73” size, this tiny book packs a galaxy’s worth of adventure into a pocket-sized format. • CELEBRATE GROGU: Featuring imagery and quotes from Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Seasons 1 and 2), this tiny book features Grogu’s most incredible escapades. From exploring the galaxy with Din Djarin, to meeting Ahsoka Tano and Luke Skywalker, this tiny book is a fun celebration of Grogu and the world of Star Wars: The Mandalorian. • GREAT FOR FANS OF ALL AGES: As a stocking stuffer or a novelty gift for your favorite foundling, this tiny book will delight Star Wars fans of all ages. • THE PERFECT ADDITION TO YOUR STAR WARS LIBRARY: A tiny but thrilling companion to your collection, Star Wars: The Tiny Book of Grogu is the most adorable addition to Insight Editions’ line of tiny books, including Star Wars: The Tiny Book of Jedi and Star Wars: The Tiny Book of Sith.

Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope

Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
Official 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

by George Lucas

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2017-05-04
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1473544882
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Official 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away . . . Luke Skywalker was a twenty-year-old who lived and worked on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine...and he was bored beyond belief. He yearned for adventures that would take him beyond the farthest galaxies. But he got much more than he bargained for.... Rediscover the classic adventure with this 40th Anniversary special ediion, published for the first time in hardback with the original film artwork.

Star Wars Made Easy

Star Wars Made Easy
A Beginner's Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

by Christian Blauvelt

  • Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • Release : 2017-09-07
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 0241340772
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Don't know your Wookiees from your Wampas? If the Star Wars saga has you stumped, we've got your back. Star Wars Made Easy gives you everything you need to get you around the galaxy. Star Wars is a global phenomenon and the Force has truly reawakened. So where to start if you have never actually gotten around to watching the movies? Or if you find yourself dating an avid Star Wars fan? Or your kids keep asking you tricky questions about the dark side? Don't worry! We have you covered. Star Wars Made Easy is aimed at Star Wars novices who want to get up to speed and make sense of the Star Wars references that permeate modern culture. This book will answer questions about the movies, the Star Wars universe, and much more! © & TM 2017 LUCASFILM LTD. Used Under Authorization.

From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)

From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)
A Book

by Renée Ahdieh,Meg Cabot,Pierce Brown,Nnedi Okorafor,Sabaa Tahir

  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2017-10-03
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0425286703
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A one-of-a-kind Star Wars experience that sheds new light on the original film. On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, more than forty contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the forty short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from the literary history of Star Wars: • Gary Whitta bridges the gap from Rogue One to A New Hope through the eyes of Captain Antilles. • Aunt Beru finds her voice in an intimate character study by Meg Cabot. • Nnedi Okorofor brings dignity and depth to a most unlikely character: the monster in the trash compactor. • Pablo Hidalgo provides a chilling glimpse inside the mind of Grand Moff Tarkin. • Pierce Brown chronicles Biggs Darklighter’s final flight during the Rebellion’s harrowing attack on the Death Star. • Wil Wheaton spins a poignant tale of the rebels left behind on Yavin. Plus thirty-four more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from: Ben Acker • Renée Ahdieh • Tom Angleberger • Ben Blacker • Jeffrey Brown • Rae Carson • Adam Christopher • Zoraida Córdova • Delilah S. Dawson • Kelly Sue DeConnick • Paul Dini • Ian Doescher • Ashley Eckstein • Matt Fraction • Alexander Freed • Jason Fry • Kieron Gillen • Christie Golden • Claudia Gray • E. K. Johnston • Paul S. Kemp • Mur Lafferty • Ken Liu • Griffin McElroy • John Jackson Miller • Daniel José Older • Mallory Ortberg • Beth Revis • Madeleine Roux • Greg Rucka • Gary D. Schmidt • Cavan Scott • Charles Soule • Sabaa Tahir • Elizabeth Wein • Glen Weldon • Chuck Wendig All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book—a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House has donated $100,000 to First Book, and Disney/Lucasfilm has donated 100,000 children’s books—valued at $1,000,000—to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education. Over the past sixteen years, Disney and Penguin Random House combined have donated more than eighty-eight million books to First Book.

The World of Star Wars

The World of Star Wars
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 9780931550713
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Invincible: Star Wars Legends (Legacy of the Force)

Invincible: Star Wars Legends (Legacy of the Force)
A Book

by Troy Denning

  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2008-05-13
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0345510569
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No war can last forever. Now, in the long and punishing battle between the defiant champions of the New Jedi Order and the juggernaut that is the Galactic Alliance, the endgame is finally at hand. With so much lost–and nothing less than the course of the future still at stake–there can be no turning back. No matter the consequences. The rebel cause is losing ground under the twin blows of Admiral Gilad Pellaeon’ s assassination and the death of Mara Jade Skywalker. At the same time, having gained the support of the Imperial Remnant and its ruthlessly efficient forces, the Galactic Alliance, with the extraordinary power and dark brilliance of newly ascendant Sith Lord Darth Caedus at its helm, may be unstoppable. Tormented and torn between the call of duty and the thirst for vengeance, Luke has searched the Force and beheld an unspeakable vision of the galaxy enslaved under tyranny more monstrous than even Palpatine’s. Now it seems that the last, best hope lies in mobilizing the scattered Jedi for one decisive search-and-destroy mission. The objective: eliminate Darth Caedus. It’s a plan that will be as difficult and dangerous to execute as it is daring. For Caedus is a scion of both the Skywalker and Solo bloodlines whose command of the Force surpasses even that of his grandfather Darth Vader. There is only one who is bound by destiny to stand against him in what will surely be a duel to the death, only one with an outside chance of bringing down the dark lord who was once Jacen Solo. Failure is not an option. The furious final moments between power and peace are here, and whoever confronts Darth Caedus will decide the outcome–and the fate of those left standing. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

#Republic

#Republic
Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

by Cass R. Sunstein

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2018-04-03
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0691180903
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy. Social media companies such as Facebook can sort us ever more efficiently into groups of the like-minded, creating echo chambers that amplify our views. It's no accident that on some occasions, people of different political views cannot even understand each other. It's also no surprise that terrorist groups have been able to exploit social media to deadly effect. Welcome to the age of #Republic. In this revealing book, Cass Sunstein, the New York Times bestselling author of Nudge and The World According to Star Wars, shows how today's Internet is driving political fragmentation, polarization, and even extremism--and what can be done about it. Thoroughly rethinking the critical relationship between democracy and the Internet, Sunstein describes how the online world creates "cybercascades," exploits "confirmation bias," and assists "polarization entrepreneurs." And he explains why online fragmentation endangers the shared conversations, experiences, and understandings that are the lifeblood of democracy. In response, Sunstein proposes practical and legal changes to make the Internet friendlier to democratic deliberation. These changes would get us out of our information cocoons by increasing the frequency of unchosen, unplanned encounters and exposing us to people, places, things, and ideas that we would never have picked for our Twitter feed. #Republic need not be an ironic term. As Sunstein shows, it can be a rallying cry for the kind of democracy that citizens of diverse societies most need. "--

Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm
Filmmaking, Philosophy, and the Star Wars Universe

by Cyrus R.K. Patell

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2021-07-15
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1350100625
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From A New Hope to The Rise of Skywalker and beyond, this book offers the first complete assessment and philosophical exploration of the Star Wars universe. Lucasfilm examines the ways in which these iconic films were shaped by global cultural mythologies and world cinema, as well as philosophical ideas from the fields of aesthetics and political theory, and now serve as a platform for public philosophy. Cyrus R. K. Patell also looks at how this ever-expanding universe of cultural products and enterprises became a global brand and asks: can a corporate entity be considered a “filmmaker and philosopher”? More than any other film franchise, Lucasfilm's Star Wars has become part of the global cultural imagination. The new generation of Lucasfilm artists is full of passionate fans of the Star Wars universe, who have now been given the chance to build on George Lucas's oeuvre. Within these pages, Patell explores what it means for films and their creators to become part of cultural history in this unprecedented way.

How the Force Can Fix the World

How the Force Can Fix the World
Lessons on Life, Liberty, and Happiness from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

by Stephen Kent

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2021-11-09
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1546000488
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From widespread unemployment and mounting international hostilities, every day we are swept into more political chaos—so one brave man looks to the Star Wars universe for answers to our most urgent problems. “You can’t stop the change — anymore than you can stop the sun from setting.” Anakin Skywalker was never able to live with this wisdom shared by his mother on the day he left home to train as a Jedi Knight. That failure led him to becoming the fearsome villain we all know as Darth Vader. We’re living in a time of unprecedented and rapid change. An age of chaos. Democracies are in decline worldwide. Dictators are ascendant. Civic organizations are crumbling. People feel lonelier and more rudderless than in any other time in recent history. We’ve tried to slow down, and in some cases we, like Anakin, have tried stop the change, but failed at every turn. The fears that come with living in an age of disruption have produced public anger, and that anger has swelled movements of hate. Author Stephen Kent believes part of the solution is hiding in plain sight. A story that binds together multiple generations with a common language, a moral framework, and a sense of wonder. It’s Star Wars. What if we looked to Star Wars for more than just entertainment? How the Force Can Fix the World takes this challenge on by analyzing the core principles of the Star Wars franchise: HOPE, CHOICE, HUMILITY, EMPATHY, REDEMPTION, BALANCE and rejecting FEAR. Together, these are the Star Wars roadmap for living better lives, and maybe even fostering a better politics. The path that we’re on — where fear leads to anger, and anger to hatred — will only end in suffering. But Star Wars shows us the way back from the brink. Shared stories of virtue that are beloved across cultures and political divides are hard to come by, but Star Wars is one such story. Turn on the news; things are pretty broken right now — but the Force can fix the world.

The Star Wars Phenomenon in Britain

The Star Wars Phenomenon in Britain
The Blockbuster Impact and the Galaxy of Merchandise, 1977-1983

by Craig Stevens

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2018-03-05
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN : 1476666083
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Among the top-grossing Hollywood blockbusters of all time, Star Wars launched one of the most successful movie and licensing franchises in history. Yet much of the film's backstory was set in Britain, where the original trilogy was made and where early efforts at tie-in merchandising were spearheaded. The author provides a detailed account of the saga's British connection, including personal recollections of fans in the UK, exclusive interviews with staff members of Palitoy who took on the challenge of producing millions of toys, and the story of how a group of writers from the underground press in London combined with Marvel comics to produce the first Star Wars expanded universe.

World of Reading Star Wars: AT-AT Attack!

World of Reading Star Wars: AT-AT Attack!
A Disney Lucasfilm Read-Along (Level 1)

by Lucasfilm Press

  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release : 2015-12-15
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 1484719980
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Read along with Star Wars! Luke Skywalker does some fast flying as he protects Hoth's rebel base from the Empire. This level 1 early reader retells classic scenes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back as the rebels face off against the Empires dreaded mechanical AT-ATs. Featuring beautiful full-color illustrations and word for word narration, this World of Reading book is perfect for little Star Wars fans who are ready to read on their own.