Darth Vader: Jackass

From the good people at The House Next Door, where you can also find my friend Ryland‘s very fine appreciation of Revenge Of The Sith.

In the comments section for Ryland’s post, you can find this great summary of George Lucas from House founder Matt Zoller Seitz:

“But what he’s good at — immensely complex action scenes packed with so much information you can’t absorb it all in one viewing; primal pulpy metaphors for emotional states and moral quandaries — are things very few filmmakers even attempt post-silent cinema, and he succeeds. That’s why the movies are great in spite of the fact that they’re always teetering on the brink of incoherence and stupidity and often toppling in.”

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