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Star Wars and the legacy of epic…

December 10th, 2017 · No Comments

‘Star Wars: Last Jedi’ gets early raves: ‘I’m still shaking’
Rian Johnson’s “Jedi” wins early praise for its action and appearance. But the film’s got depth, many say, with one viewer noting an “emotional payoff decades in the making.”

I enjoy the Star Wars films but they are purely visual (is that a problem) and cannot match the depth of the epic tradition which, we should note, is strongly correlated with the eonic sequence or eonic effect. The sudden appearance the Iliad Odyssey in Archaic Greece is a spectacular moment in the onset of the Axial Age leaving a mystery of how such a high quality poetic could have emerged from barbarism, never to be matched again.

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