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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:
George Lucas ... Himself
Linda Ellerbee ... Herself
Tom Brokaw ... Himself
Newt Gingrich ... Himself
Joan B. Connelly Joan B. Connelly ... Herself (as Joan Breton Connelly)
Peter Jackson ... Himself
Camille Paglia Camille Paglia ... Herself (as Dr. Camille Paglia)
Mary Henderson Mary Henderson ... Herself
Joseph Campbell Joseph Campbell ... Himself (archive footage)
Jonathan Young Jonathan Young ... Himself
John C. Lyden John C. Lyden ... Himself
Steven Galipeau Steven Galipeau ... Himself
J.J. Abrams ... Himself
Joss Whedon ... Himself
Carl A. Rubino Carl A. Rubino ... Himself
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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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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

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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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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