A Mirror to the Fandom: part II

In part I of this set of posts I have made a start with discussing the outcomes and their interpretation of Mark White’s recent survey amongst over 5,100 Star Wars fans. There I focussed on the interpretation of the striking results on how fans feel about the different trilogies. Here we now delve into the matter of social- and political attitudes and film-reception.

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Super-Hero Fascism and the Rebel’s taste for Hope and Freedom

We live in troubled times where facts are increasingly irrelevant in societal and political discourse while the stories we tell about ourselves become ever more powerful. In a world polarised between authoritarianism and the defence of diversity, democracy and reason … where do our cinematic fantasies stand? I present my view, you judge for yourselves. Continue reading “Super-Hero Fascism and the Rebel’s taste for Hope and Freedom”