I've been converting the Star Wars Trilogies to an appropriate size for carrying around on my new video-capable iPod, and suddenly all kinds of Star Wars information starts popping up online and flowing my way. My good friend Trevor posted about Lucas being a cheater, then Bob's post pops up on Cinematical, and then both Scott and Jen sent me links to this Slate article, almost simultaneously. Talk about postmodern.

Anyway, it's an interesting read, as it notes that with the release of Revenge of the Sith on DVD readers of the Star Wars films can now read "all six Star Wars films back-to-back, as a single text. This is how Lucas himself regards the series, often joking that, including his 1973 hit American Graffiti, he has made only three movies in his career." I may try marathon watching all 6 films in a row on my iPod (hooked into a TV), but I seriously doubt I will at any point mistake the films as one big art film. It's nice to think that that is the case and that it would somehow redeem how terribly horrible Episodes I and II were, but, alas, the Jar Jar plague upon those films combined with the un-isness of the overly digital bits is undeniable.
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