Sunday, 12 February 2012

Star Wars and Racism

This weeks writing for Flickering Myth revolves around an article written by Dave Chen:

"Hugely popular properties always have some type of an effect on the viewers - and we cannot ignore this. This leads to to further interest in films that children watch - Star Wars, Disney, Twilight and  Harry Potter are all watched by children time and time again. What messages are they sending out? What morals are being presented? What about films more recent - say, Attack the Block, depicting gang-leaders who rob people at knife-point who, by the end, are praised as heroes. Again, an 'alien' movie."

Click Here to go straight to the article and please feel free to comment and say what you think!


  1. At the end of the day I just chalk it up to Lucas being a bad writer. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Now if they analyzed what he did with Red Tails, that would be a different story.

  2. I haven't seen RED TAILS yet but, even if he is a bad writer, he is still potentially influecing many, many childrens opinions on others.


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