Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by niceasey, Jul 31, 2003.
because the last half came out first and first half came out last you see?
it is the story of r2 and c3p0 they are in all the movies
Episodes I through III are Anakin's story. Everything revolves around him. Padme and Obi Wan coming second.
Episodes IV through VI are Luke's story. Everything revolves around him. Vader and Leia coming second.
If there ever was another trilogy it should be centered around Ben Skywalker. With the Solo twins and Luke and Mara coming second. How'bout it Mr Lucas?
I think GL said it best with his Magic of Myth exhibit. The last wall panel says that "Star Wars is ultimately a story of father, mother, son, and daughter and thus follows the pattern of an epic saga, a mythic tale that spans the generations. The choices, actions, and misfortunes of the parents create a destiny that their children must later fulfill."
If you want to break it down, I'd say that Anakin and Luke share main character status. Simply because GL has said that Anakin and Luke travel the same paths, except Anakin chooses wrong and Luke makes the right choice. Which also corresponds to GL's statement in the MoM exhibit that "Luke is the central hero, he goes on the classic hero's journey."
The Skywalker Family.
BTW, in AOTC's audio commentary, GL sais something like: The Saga is actually the story about Yoda, anikin, Obi-Wan, PadmÃ©, Luke and Leia, Its they're story....
It's the story of a galaxy far, far away and what happens in the galaxy during the life of Anakin Skywalker.
It's the story of a galaxy far far away.
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C-3PO and R2-D2 are the only characters to survive all three trilogies. People say that it is about anakin or palpatine but they die off.
Star Wars tells 3 stories:
Democracy (Old Republic) -> Dictatorship : PT
Dictatorship (Empire) -> Democracy : OT
Good (Jedi) -> Evil : PT
Evil (Sith) -> Good : OT
Anakin Skywalker -> Darth Vader (due to Palpatine): PT
Darth Vader -> Anakin Skywalker (due to Luke Skywalker): OT
The story is about Anakin Skywalker.
- crucial person of the PT : Palpatine
- crucial person of the OT : Luke Skywalker
Many people don't see this: Palpatine is the Luke Skywalker of the PT!
Vader became "good" again because of his son, Luke. Anakin 'll become "evil" because of Palpatine.
Star Wars is the story of Anakin. There are many underlying themes in the story telling, but the plot focuses on his fall and redemption. To say it is a slice out of history isn't entirly accurate, since the movies get very personal, ignoring much of the grand-scale stuff, and there is a great amount that happens in between the movies, but the movies are timed to correspond with major events in Anakin's life (his discovery by the jedi, the start of his relationship with Padme, his fall, his final duel with his old master & first encounter with his son, his confrontation with his son, his redemption).
The events in Anakin's life have an effect on the rest of the galaxy... that is why he's such a cool/important character.
Palpatine is the Luke Skywalker of the PT!
I think Anakin is the Luke Skywalker of the PT. Palps and Luke are similar in the one way that you mentioned, but Luke and Anakin follow almost the same path. Both start out life apart from the Jedi, both are taken from their old lives and begin training in the force. Both fight against what they feel is evil. Both are seduced by the dark side of the force, but Anakin gives in, and Luke holds out. If Anakin does share the story with any other character, it's Luke.
It's the Skywalker family but Anakin's story.
It's Luke's story. The Prequels are the build-up to the main attraction: Luke.
Although, Lucas said in a documentary about Carrie Fisher that Star Wars was actually about Princess Leia and her mission to take down the evil Empire, so Star Wars is really about anyone who Lucas happens to be thinking of at the time.
I personally believe, that overall, it is the story of Anakin Skywalker. The first three episodes deal with his rise, tempation and fall. He however fades into the background for a little while though, during ANH and parts of Empire. It seems that the force is "trying again" with Luke, trying to put him in the same situations and seeing him come out victorious, where Anakin did not. To me, Luke's story is like an extension of Anakin's. Its the story of what would've happened if Anakin would've done the right things. Luke is important in his own right, because he does all the right things. And in Episode VI, everything is tied together, father and son meet, and we see what would've happened had Anakin not succumbed to tempation. Luke is what Anakin could have been, but did not choose to be. But in the end, its all about Anakin, as he is the real bridge between the trilogies. Who woulda thunk it in '77 that 30 years later (well, almost), Darth Vader would turn out to be the hero of it all...
Who's story is it?
I have always and will forever view these movies as the tale of Anakin Skywalker and the reprecussions he sends throughout the galaxy. If there had never been any Anakin Skywalker, there would never have been Star Wars. TPM is basically just his orgins and the trial that it took to get him to being trained as a Jedi and into the arms of Obi-Wan Kenobi. We see the things that shape his character, the first seeds that begin to sprout of the Dark Side. In AOTC, we see more of his journey, and see the anger that is beginning to build. He touches the Dark Side when his mother is killed, and we see the conflict within him: he is ashamed he couldn't control himself and he sorry for it, which reaches past the next three movies and shows up when he saves Luke in ROTJ. His entire persona is one of the bases of the ANH, and of course in ESB. In ROTJ, we come full circle to see him redeemed. It's basically his story, from then to now. We see his life's impact on others: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padme Amidala, the Jedi... he is esstenial in Palpatine's final takeover of the galaxy. It is his story, his rise, his fall, and his redemption.