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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 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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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