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Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed (2007)

Filmmakers, critics and even politicians discuss the social impact of the "Star Wars" films and the franchise's reliance in mythology and history.

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Kevin Burns
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Ellerbee ... Self - Journalist
Newt Gingrich ... Self - Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives 1995-1999
Joan B. Connelly Joan B. Connelly ... Self - Associate Prof. of Fine Arts, NYU (as Dr. Joan Breton Connelly)
Peter Jackson ... Self - Filmmaker
Camille Paglia Camille Paglia ... Self - Prof. of Humanities and Media Studies, Univ. of the Arts (as Dr. Camille Paglia)
Mary Henderson Mary Henderson ... Self - Author, 'Star Wars: The Magic of the Myth'
Jonathan Young ... Self - Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives (as Dr. Jonathan Young)
John C. Lyden John C. Lyden ... Self - Prof. of Religion, Dana College (as Dr. John C. Lyden)
Steven Galipeau Steven Galipeau ... Self - Author, 'The Journey of Luke Skywalker'
J.J. Abrams ... Self - Filmmaker
Joss Whedon ... Self - Filmmaker
Carl A. Rubino Carl A. Rubino ... Self - Prof. of Classics, Hamilton College (as Dr. Carl A. Rubino)
Elvis Mitchell ... Self - Film Critic
Kevin Smith ... Self - Filmmaker
Kevin Wetmore Jr. ... Self - Author. 'The Empire Triumphant' (as Dr. Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.)
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Filmmakers, critics and even politicians discuss the social impact of the "Star Wars" films and the franchise's reliance in mythology and history.

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Stephen Colbert: Star Wars came out and we went to school the next day unable to explain to our friends how everything was different now.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Star Wars: Main Title
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Composed by John Williams
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Truly Fantastic!
17 August 2010 | by vweismanSee all my reviews

I DVR'd this documentary for my son who is Star Wars crazy, but watched it to make sure the content was appropriate. Well! I could not stop watching it and then I made my husband sit down and watch it as well. I am a fan of the Star Wars movies and pretty informed. They were an integral part of my childhood. I must admit that I was less enamored of the first episodes than I was of IV-VI. HOWEVER, this documentary explained the genesis (I use that word deliberately)of those stories in such a way that I need to see them again to view them through this new filter.

Ken Burns is such an amazing film maker and this is no exception. I was FASCINATED by the historical, cultural and religious connections he drew between the Star Wars characters and stories. It reinforces why the series has such a profound effect on our culture even to this day. I remember standing in line for hours to see Episode IV in Westwood, CA. Now I am watching it again with my children and seeing it through their eyes as I first saw it, but also as an adult with a much more informed eye thanks to this documentary.

I would really like to purchase the documentary, but can't seem to find it. Is it available for purchase?


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Official Sites:

History Channel

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: O Legado Revelado See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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