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posted by LaminatorX on Tuesday March 25 2014, @06:44PM   Printer-friendly
from the Ches-ko-ba-tuta-creesta-crenko-ya-kolska! dept.

mechanicjay writes:

While a bit pop-culture and light hearted, it's an indelible part of every geek's soul, so perhaps it's worthy of a front page discussion:

Over at Movie Pilot, Alex Rosenhiem puts forth a compelling argument for preservation of art and of shared cultural experience and why that matters. He couches it in the context of revisionism as applied to the Han/Greedo Cantina scene, long a source of nerd rage, countless arguments and is even it's own meme. The moment is a pivotal one for the development of the Han Solo character, but more importantly Rosenhiem argues that Art, Star Wars included, gives us access to the past and where we were at a certain point in time when we first experienced it.

 
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 25 2014, @07:24PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 25 2014, @07:24PM (#21137)

    I read TFA, and I have to agree. The way you experience the art is the important thing. Creators like George Lucas set something free to be interpreted, reinterpreted, debated, etc. by the audience. They can never recapture their art and turn it into something else, as Lucas has tried with Star Wars.

    I first watched Star Wars in the infancy of the internet. There were web rings, quotes, and many many artists' impressions of the movies. What must someone think if they search on Star Wars today? I have to accept that fandom changes, but my original experience of watching the movies never will.