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A Galaxy Not So Far Away: Writers and Artists on Twenty-five Years of Star Wars

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A dazzling collection of original essays by some of America's most notable young writers on the cultural impact of the Star Wars films

A Galaxy Not So Far Away is the first ever exploration of the innumerable ways the Star Wars films have forever altered our cultural and artistic landscape. Edited by Glenn Kenny, a senior editor and critic at Premiere magazine, this singula...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 6th 2002 by Holt Paperbacks (first published 2002)
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David Volper
Highly technical layout. Informative and engaging in sections. An interesting odyssey through the eyes of those of us affected in one way or another by the Star Wars phenomena that had enraptured fans since "A New Hope" hit rolled across the silver screen in theaters nationwide.
Fantastic book that shows a few things. First, it reflects that time right after 9\11. Second, it illustrates just how many different ways people can interpret the same set of silly movies and third it features some of the neatest little moments in writing I've come across in a while. most of it is good, but some of it is really damn good.
Some essays are better than others. I could relate to the excitement of growing up Star Wars, the Sears Christmas catalog and all that good stuff. Many an action figure appeared in my Christmas stocking in my youth. My fave essay related to defending The Phantom Menace and Jar Jar Binks's existence. Priceless!
Some good stuff in here. It takes me out of it when one of the essays speaks well of Episodes I and II or brings up 9/11, though. Standouts include Elvis Mitchell's essay about Billy Dee Williams and America's greatest living writer (at least at the time of publication) Neal Pollock's spoof.
As might be expected in such a book, the quality of the essays is uneven. But some of them are pretty thought provoking.
Sep 09, 2013 Bill added it
As others found it: hit and miss. Neal Pollack's contribution was vile.
Kim Garbow
lots of fun, even if you're not a star wars freak.
The different essays in this book were hit or miss for me. I either found them really interesting or I was bored to tears.
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