Listen: George Lucas, Detroit Institute Of Arts, Toshiro Buffoonish discussed on Speaking of Art
"Film at the Detroit institute of arts talking about the fabulous exhibition Star Wars and the power of costume among other things here aren't speaking of our today Elliott sank you for holding on and and joining us again I think of George Lucas and his vision I think if, him really kind of the twentieth century late twentieth, century twenty first centuries dickens with all these characters in this sort of expanding. Universe of stories that in some cases can be connected do you think I'm going in the right direction with. That and I, opened up as well as Dan because he knows, a lot more about, Star Wars than I do but it just it makes me think of Justice Campbell and the hero with, a thousand faces in any number of his books this is kind of the proxy for all that hero literally builds on Curacao to, very much so very much and of course, George Lucas, was a, huge fan of Chris films one film in particular the hidden fortress which Chris elevated nineteen fifty eight forms the skeleton of the story of the original, film including the the two bumbling assistance and a Princess who's got secret plans. That she has to get through enemy territory instead of hunting Although she's helped by Toshiro buffoonish but the idea is is the same in the swords were ultimately turned into. Light sabers but yes we drawn on I mean they don't drawn a many many. Different sources many of them audiences I think maybe unconscious but? When the first Star Wars film originally opened I was there on opening day in nineteen seventy seven and I, remember the really amazing response if the audience around, me a lot of adults there who I don't know if they knew science. Fiction or science fiction but they understood this movie and they understood how the plot was working and they grasped. A lot of, the characters very quickly my mother did not much, of it well that, might be the case but we've got a lot of mothers who've been coming into this show who understand, exactly what we're talking about when you take a look at at council those outfit for example his is vast and his gun belt In the kind of character he is sort of. A shady character smuggler kind of well. You, don't know everything about my, background you right you also know that he's ultimately going to do the right thing and it's going to to. Stand up for for basic values and basic, principles and, when you, see dearth Vader in his samurai helmet Yes pretty much what it is you also know with his dark cloak and his boots and all all of those paraphernalia that, makes a Darth Vader Darth, Vader we have a great one here by the way from, revenge of, the season two thousand five then ultimately you know something, about these characters and you know. Something about the pattern of the film from the very beginning when you. Walk into."