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21 May 2002 @ 03:07 am
This is how I am a citizen  
What the hell is a citizen? A citizen of what? buh! I don't know. Maybe I'm... a citizen of the Internet!
You know what the worst part of star wars is? The worst part is that it's not real. No matter how great the movies are, they are a finite thing. After episode 3 comes out, then bang! That's truly the end. Anakin completes his journey to the dark side, and Luke and leia are born, and then the rest is history. But... no matter how immersed you might get in all things star wars, there's no way to actually live there. There's no way to actually live in this world of robots and Jedi and tatooine and the flying cars, and all the really cool stuff. You get sucked in, and completely absorbed for 2 and half-hours, and then you're spit back out into the real world. Where we really live.
That's the worse part about star wars... that it's not real. I can't wait till the world we live in gets as cool as the worlds of Star wars.

You think about the medium of star wars and it's a movie. We haven't had movies for more than a lifetime, and so we wont know what will happen when the origin of movies is no longer in sight. Will it be as lasting as say, Shakespeare? I don't know. The thing that makes theatre, and Shakespeare, so lasting is that it's interactive, you get to become it. I got to be Romeo, and thusly I have internalized that role, and feel a connection to even references of those lines. However with star wars, there is no way to really reach that level of interactivity where you can claim the world and experience as your own experience. It will forever remain an outside entity, that you can reach for and experience in your mind, but never actually manifest in the physical world. Except for the video games of course, but then... it's not the same until you write a star wars play, or a fan-fic, or a comic or something.

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Ravi Kanodialine88 on June 6th, 2002 03:10 am (UTC)
Then write 'Star Wars - The Musical'! You can finally do the number where the Tusken Raiders whirl their gaffi sticks!
Jesus Northbahia on June 6th, 2002 09:31 am (UTC)
there is one...well there are the songs. they're pretty good. it's not liscensed, but you vcan find it on the internet. there was another one that i think lucas banned or somthing.
Jesus Northbahia on June 6th, 2002 09:30 am (UTC)
yes, in that way theatre can be superior.

it always frustrates me that things like that arent' real. i used to read so many fantasy novels and want to go on quests and stuff, but i can't... and that makes me upset. so i would just read more.
Siner Dsirnerd on June 6th, 2002 09:50 am (UTC)
Michael Jacksontroy_story on June 6th, 2002 10:34 am (UTC)
I don't really know why i like movies so much. I began to like them only about 4 or 5 years ago. I realize that they aren't as interactive as theater, and that I'll never get to act my own version of the Truman Show and be inside that creative experience. But maybe what I like about movies has to do with the fact that i love other people. I love that things like the Truman Show and Babe: Pig in the City and other good, personal, creative movies are the product of someone's mind. And it's not like a play or a book, which I have only rarely been totally enveloped in. With movies I can become completely absorbed in someone else's mind. I love that people are complicated inside and they can only try to express their world with art. Movies, for me, come closest to doing that for some reason. I guess this is kind of shallow of me. I really don't hate reading, it just takes me so long and makes me tired and words have the danger of being pretentious to me sometimes. THat's why i'm so careful of what i say on livejournal. I used to be free-wheeling with what I said, now i say things with very little embellishment.