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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.


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


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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.)


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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A must see.
3 June 2007 | by Roger_SterlingSee all my reviews

Saw this last week on the history channel, and all I can say is wow. There are so many connections between the star wars films and true events in our history that it is astonishing. Whether Lucas connected them on purpose or whether is irrelevant. Watching this documentary made me realize how symbolism is EVERYWHERE in the movies, especially revenge of the sith.

Palpatine as the snake in the garden of Eden and Mustafar being a version of hell, and several connections to Greek mythology are explained and explored. The classic story of hero-turned-monster is explored in other stories. The Empire parallels the Third Reich during World War II, and who could forget Anakin's "If you're not with me, you're my enemy" said in almost the exact same way by George W. Bush.

There are many more things that resemble each other, so watch this documentary to watch them all.

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28 May 2007 (USA) See more »

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Star Wars: O Legado Revelado See more »

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