Skip to comments.[Michael Medved]: W Bush-Whacked by 'Star Wars?'
Posted on 05/15/2005 8:24:10 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
'The Force' ins't with President George W. Bush, as least as far as George Lucas is concerned.
The blogosphere has been abuzz for days with reports that Episode III contains several barely concealed digs at the Bush Administration.
In a much cited scene, Ewan McGregors Obi Wan Kenobi decares, 'Only a Sith Lord deals in absolutes,' after Hayden Chirstensen's Ankin Skywalker/Darth Vader character says, 'If you're not with me, you're my enemy,' an obvious reference to President Bush's statements regarding the war on terror.
As the Senate cedes power to Palpatine under the guise of 'intergalatic security,' Natalie Portman's Princess Padme Amidala exclaims bitterly, 'So this is how liberty dies-to thunderous applause.'
No surprisingly, right wing leaning cineaste critic Michael Medved says George Lucas' script shows just how liberal Hollywood political sensibilities can infect a mass market fantasy like 'Revenge of the Sith'.
'What's striking about the Bush digs is not that they are that important to the film, but that they are so unimportant to it.'
None of this stuff is probably worth getting worked up over, but it's just another indication of the obvious and underlying partisanship of the entertainment industry coming out in places where you would least expect it.'
In an interview with the Associated Press last week, Lucas claimed has was less insipred by the current political climate than by the Nixon and Vietnam era, how the French turned their backs on democracy to support Napoleon and how the Romans did the same thing with Caesar.
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So are the freepers who wanted to boycott Kingdom of Heaven now going to call for a boycott of Star Wars? laugh.
I thought Lucas was a card carrying Republican.
He is a darling of the Liberal, Bay area mdia set.
He is not even "moderate."
He is, but he has no love of Nixon and the Vietnam-era politicians.
ahh well who cares, its a FANTASY!!
Some can't watch their kids play baseball without applying politics to it......
"'So this is how liberty dies-to thunderous applause.'"
I might be wrong but isn't that a Roman quote, I am thinking Cicero or maybe Cato the Younger or maybe later in History.
Seems like I heard it before now.
LUCAS GEORGE W: SAN FRANCISCO, LUCAS FILM LTD $1,000 GENERAL BARBARA BOXER FOR US SENATE 3/31/92
$1,000 PRIMARY BARBARA BOXER FOR US SENATE 2/13/91
$2,000 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE PRIMARY 10/28/92
Seems like I heard it before now.
You did. If you want new ideas, read old books; if you want to old ideas, watch new movies.
The evil character "Nute Gunray" in Ep I was a slap both at Gingrich and Reagan.
Gives "inconsequential' new dimensions.
I think Medved should lay off the movie popcorn.
Lucas donated to Boxer way back like 15 years ago, was she as nutty then as she is now?
The fact of the matter is that Bush isn't a dictator, robbing people of liberty. Anyone with half a brain--hell, a quarter of a brain--can understand what he's doing is protecting liberty.
Of course I wouldn't expect the Hollywood elitists or the LameStream Press to recognize it--they've been running 'round in self-applauding circles for years. But generally, I believe, the average American gets it.
So I intend to enjoy Star Wars and the story it tells.
Could also apply to a certain cave dwelling raghead with a propensity to kill us en masse.
Ill probably just go to the afternoon discount matinee to keep as little of my money as possible from going to the Dims.
In the Ridley Scott bomb 'Kingdom of Heaven' they are the heroes!
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