For trends, Twitter and Tumblr are two good places to start. With a little bit of forward thinking and faster response time Hollywood could get back in the business of making provocative films instead of merely titillating films.
Star Wars is light entertainment, but it is not merely that; it has endured. In order for a work of popular art to last so long, it needs both levity and gravity.
“Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.”
1) “…Never tell me the odds!”
“Star Wars: Follow Those Ewoks!” starring Tina Fey? Sure; why the hell not?
This is not the yellow “Futura” font you’re looking for. Ha. …That, um, was meant to be a Wes Anderson joke. Or a “Star Wars” joke. Whatever, man; I just work here, you know?
If you want to to introduce Star Wars to a new generation, let them watch A New Hope like the goddamn rest of us did.
“Now that I’m with you again, I’m in agony.”
Two separate events — Spencer’s standing ovation and Lucas’ difficult production — held as prime examples of just how complex the issue of race is in Hollywood. The reality is that Hollywood has found a remarkable middle ground in being able to divert any debate regarding racism on screen by using up their quota to cover films that tackle, you guessed it, racism itself.
You’ll learn skills you never wanted to have, and the time you used to spend making art will now be swallowed up by the endless task of marketing yourself in a world of seven billion voices, all shouting at once.