Warning: you'll never watch a lightsaber duel in the same way again after you read this ...
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Return of the Jedi saw Emperor Palpatine's regime brought crashing down – but the hard peace-building work to save the galaxy from a relapse was clearly never done.
The manic light-and-sound show is more tribute than groundbreaking film.
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Film sagas like Star Wars transcend the screen, connecting viewers to their pasts, to one another and to the hero within.
Rey, Leia and Captain Phasma prove this film is light years ahead of the gender equality curve.
No Star Wars movie would be complete without the Universe's two favourite droids. But now the race is on to turn them into fact.
Four decades later, I find myself surveying 13 billion years of cosmic history and mapping events that really did happen a long time ago in galaxies far, far away.
Hollywood moves are always breaking box office records because the industry doesn't adjust for inflation, which changes the picture considerably.
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Where next for one of the best-known soundtracks in history?
The Empire didn't see X-wings firing proton torpedos into an exhaust port as a problem. Perhaps they'd have benefited from better systems analysis.
JJ Abrams made a terrible Star Trek film that perfectly prepared him to make a great Star Wars movie.
How to build a movie empire that will last for generations.