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What Droids Teach Us About Politics

Here’s a question that I think is key to understanding Star Wars: Why does C-3PO get dismantled and reassembled on two separate and unrelated occasions? In The Empire Strikes Back, he stumbles upon Vader and Boba Fett’s plot to sabotage … Continue reading

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Adventure Is In Here: Hostility and Wish-fulfillment in Pixar’s “Up” – Part II

Does the film really suggest that Ellie has always imposed on Carl’s true wishes? Does the house really just symbolize Ellie herself, as the filmmakers suggest?  If so, we could certainly appeal to Freudian psychoanalysis for an explanation. Freud tells … Continue reading

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