Episode 184: Exploring Macro Themes – Coming of Age

On this weeks episode, Barb, Carl, Devin, Eve and Gina sit down and talk the latest going on in the Star Wars new circuit! From JJ’s Vanity Fair interview and article about Episode IX (direction, Carrie, Billie, etc.) and having a plan from the get-go (say what?) to a Knights of the Old Republic movie trilogy (another one?) announced with a female writer at the helm - Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) – this round of extra! extra! is a good one! And lastly, we continue our macro series exploring the themes of Star Wars by taking a closer look at Coming Of Age! Join us…

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Closer Look: Exploring Macro Themes – Coming of Age

“How might the theme of COMING OF AGE be portrayed in Episode IX?”

  • Let’s first talk a little bit about the definition of “theme”

  • Let’s talk a bit about COMING OF AGE  - beyond Star Wars - what’s makes this so compelling?

    • To what extent is COMING OF AGE  based on POV?

  • Regarding Star Wars so far…

    • What are some of the most compelling examples of COMING OF AGE  within Star Wars?

    • Why is this compelling?

      • How does this particular instance of COMING OF AGE  impact the saga as a whole? How might the saga be different without this instance?

  • Where might we see this theme play out in Episode IX?

    • How might this impact the ST storyline?

    • How might this impact all of the films to this point?

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