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Posts tagged ‘Star Wars’

Versus AARP’s 10 Essential Boomer Movies

If I do anything on this blog, it is to examine the arts of books, music, and movies. Along with my history (or angst), with them. I confess it’s a tad self-absorbed, and so typical of my generation. With that said, I’ll add my set to the well-known contributors AARP selected for each of their Essential Boomer picks. Let’s end the week with Oliver Stone’s take on the movies with his superb list.

TMT: Movie at the Turn

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time series that was begun here. Credit for this one goes to my NoCal brethren blogger mummbles, of the Rantings site. He wrote the following in a comment to my last TMT post concerning a certain film (and series):

“Like I said before I am very envious of anyone alive who enjoyed movies at this time. I am not without a similar experience, in 1999 I went to LA and saw Episode I at the exact same theater…”

TMT: In Another Galaxy at The Chinese

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time series that was begun here. Leave it to my good friend, author John Kenneth Muir, for finally getting me to put this one online. His stellar commemoration piece from Wednesday, Memory Bank: Waiting in Line to see Star Wars (1977), is not to be missed, and includes images of those times that served as the spur for this download of mine:

“But, in my heart, I suppose I do understand why some fans chose to stand in line awaiting a new release in the popular old franchise. Standing-in-line is a communal experience first, one allowing fans to connect to other Star Wars fans and to plug-in to the community’s sense of enthusiasm and excitement And secondly, standing-in-line now likely qualifies as a nostalgic experience for older fans, at least for ones of my (advanced) age.”