Star Wars vs Star Wars part 2

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If the phrase, “may the force be with you,” is strange and foreign to your ears; if the name Darth Vader doesn’t immediately conjure the sound of heavy breathing to your brain; if you have to ask your friend what a Storm Trooper or a Wookie is, then you need to be taken to the back of the Millenium Falcon, and then beaten furiously with toy light sabers. For the rest of the civilized world–and we speak, of course, of those people who don’t reside beneath a Death Star-sized boulder–those words and phrases can mean only one thing: Star Wars.

With total franchise revenues upwards of $27 billion dollars, Star Wars is one of the biggest franchises of all time. So what does it take to create such a massive success? We’ll give you a hint…a lot. How was it conceived? How did it change the world as we knew it? Which trilogy is better? What can we expect from the highly anticipated Episode VII? Join Dana Buckler and Jonathan Geneva as they embark on a two part retrospective of George Lucas’ ground-breaking masterpiece. This week on How is this Movie?: Star Wars vs. Star Wars.

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Created by: Dana Buckler

Hosted by: Dana Buckler and Jonathan Geneva

Produced by Jonathan Geneva and Dana Buckler

Head Writer: Brandon Louhier

Original Fanfare Written and performed by Jonathan Geneva and the London Symphony Orchestra

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Star Wars vs Star Wars part 1

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If the phrase, “may the force be with you,” is strange and foreign to your ears; if the name Darth Vader doesn’t immediately conjure the sound of heavy breathing to your brain; if you have to ask your friend what a Storm Trooper or a Wookie is, then you need to be taken to the back of the Millenium Falcon, and then beaten furiously with toy light sabers. For the rest of the civilized world–and we speak, of course, of those people who don’t reside beneath a Death Star-sized boulder–those words and phrases can mean only one thing: Star Wars.

With total franchise revenues upwards of $27 billion dollars, Star Wars is one of the biggest franchises of all time. So what does it take to create such a massive success? We’ll give you a hint…a lot. How was it conceived? How did it change the world as we knew it? Which trilogy is better? What can we expect from the highly anticipated Episode VII? Join Dana Buckler and Jonathan Geneva as they embark on a two part retrospective of George Lucas’ ground-breaking masterpiece. This week on How is this Movie?: Star Wars vs. Star Wars.

follow us on Twitter @howisthismovie

HITMpodcast.blogspot.com

Created by: Dana Buckler

Hosted by: Dana Buckler and Jonathan Geneva

Produced by Jonathan Geneva and Dana Buckler

Head Writer: Brandon Louhier

Original Fanfare Written and performed by Jonathan Geneva and the London Symphony Orchestra

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Massive Failure #73 – Beached Troll

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Forgotten Hollywood: The Blacklist

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What happens when you combine the Salem Witch Hunts, 1950’s Hollywood, ruthless propaganda and over zealous American politicians? Well…let’s just say that we hope we aren’t “blacklisted” ourselves for reminding people about this huge botch.Not only in Hollywood history, but American history as a whole, If you were a big time Hollywood player, there was a list you did NOT want to find your name. It ended careers; hell, it even ended lives. No one was safe, and everyone was afraid of being put on…………..The Blacklist!

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