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IT’S LIKE POETRY: The Saga of Darth Lucas

Mashups and fan videos have always fascinated me, particularly ones relating to Star Wars.  So, as both a Star Wars fan and an editor, I guess it’s kind of a no-brainer for me to create one myself.

I wanted to take George Lucas’s often mocked quote which compares the parallels between the original and prequel trilogies to the stanzas in a poem, and give it new meaning by using it to illustrate the parallels between Lucas’s own life and that of Anakin Skywalker. In particular, I wanted to show how both men turned to the “dark side” by gradually becoming the very thing they once opposed. To me this theme of art imitating life and vice versa is quite poetic.

To be clear, I do not consider this video a rant directed toward George Lucas himself. I admire and respect him very much for giving us one of the greatest film sagas of our time. This video is more intended to illustrate how we all have the potential to stray far away from who we once were.

I’ve had the idea for this project for a long time and have been working on it intermittently for about a year or so, but, as more and more footage from The Force Awakens got released, I was compelled to have more of an emphasis on the new film in my project. I felt that this would give it a more uplifting ending and I hope you enjoy it!

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