"I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing: Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture" by A.D. Jameson (Farrar Straus Giroux, 304 pages, in stores) The title of A.D. Jameson's new book comes from a crucial scene in the original "Star Wars" movie: When a cocky admiral rejects Darth Vader's warnings about the Force and scoffs at his "sad devotion to that ancient religion," Vader walks calmly toward the man, puts him in a nasty, hands-free chokehold and says, "I find your lack of faith disturbing." In Jameson's case, these words are meant to admonish critics who belittle the "Star Wars" effect on American cinema. The author not only affirms the value of his beloved sci-fi, superhero and adventure films, but he celebrates their virtual chokehold on our collective viewing experience. A self-described geek, Jameson aligns himself with enlightened critics who view the 1970s as a crucial turning point in American cinema. The same decade that spawned gritty, realist films like "The Godfather," "Mean … [Read more...] about You think ‘Star Wars’ is childish? You don’t know the power of the dark side!
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"I am one with the fourth, the fourth is with me" Brian Welk, provided by Published 10:26 am, Friday, May 4, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 May the 4th Be With You: 11 Hilarious ‘Star Wars’ Memes to Share 1 / 1 Back to Gallery May the 4th be with you! In terms of made-up holidays, ones that combine “Star Wars” and puns is among our favorites. Today is May 4, and Mark Hamill has prepared all week on Twitter in order to avoid getting inundated with mentions, but we know it’s a trap! So, take the high ground and standby red leader, because if you think we haven’t found some of the best the internet has to offer today, then we find your lack of faith disturbing. Now if only Ryan Gosling were in “Star Wars” instead of Oscar Isaac: Happy #StarWarsDay! #MayThe4thBeWithYou. How are you celebrating today? Tweet us photos of your #MayThe4th cosplay, parties, food, and more! … [Read more...] about May the 4th Be With You: 11 Hilarious ‘Star Wars’ Memes to Share
Culture Star Wars May the Fourth Quotes “May the Fourth,” or “May the Fourth be with you,” a pun on the iconic Star Wars quote, “May the Force be with you,” is celebrated by fans of the science-fiction franchise across the world every year on the date that has become known as Star Wars Day. Here are some of the most memorable quotes from George Lucas’s epic space franchise: “The Force will be with you. Always.” — Obi-Wan Kenobi “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” — Leia Organa Recommended Slideshows 44 In Pictures: Every U.S. President Ranked From Best to Worst 51 50 Best-Selling Albums in U.S. History 48 Top 50 Video Games of All Time “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” — Darth Vader “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda “Never tell me the odds!” — Han Solo See all of the best photos of the week in these … [Read more...] about What Is May the Fourth? Quotes to Celebrate Star Wars Day
For nearly as long as it’s been around, the conventional wisdom concerning the Tribeca Film Festival — which kicks off Wednesday night and runs through April 29 — has been some variation on a lack of identity. The New York Film Festival, later in the year, is the venerable platform for established masters and fall prestige pictures; New Directors/New Films, barely over when Tribeca begins, is the place to catch the next rising star. But Tribeca, we’re told, is the work in progress, where they’re still throwing things at the wall to see what sticks. Over the past few years, however, a shift has occurred. Tribeca’s documentary slate has become reliably and inarguably excellent — perhaps the best annual program of new nonfiction filmmaking on this coast. (Doc alums include Taxi to the Dark Side, Jesus Camp, and Jiro Dreams of Sushi.) The “Viewpoints” section continues to spotlight fresh voices and untold stories. (Recent … [Read more...] about The Exceptionally Varied Gems of This Year’s Tribeca Film Festival
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