A Million More on the Way: Exploring the Economic Exploitation of Technology in Jurassic Park and Attack of the Clones

The following is an essay I wrote as my final paper for my Film Technology class at Northwestern. Enjoy! Directors George Lucas and Stephen Spielberg transformed the cinema industry in the 1970s, sharing both a friendship and status as leaders in the New Hollywood movement. The 70s saw the pair release blockbusters, Spielberg’s Jaws (1975) … Continue reading A Million More on the Way: Exploring the Economic Exploitation of Technology in Jurassic Park and Attack of the Clones

Star Wars, Ranked

    My YouTube recommendations list typically is populated by two of my major interests — sports and Star Wars. While there’s plenty to talk about with sports, Star Wars is more niche in comparison, a nine-film saga based on the dreams of one man, George Lucas. As a movie franchise, Star Wars isn’t based in … Continue reading Star Wars, Ranked

The High Ground: Moral Ambiguity in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

The following essay is my final paper for my Media Contexts class at Northwestern. The prompt was to look at the importance of context in the meaning of any movie, and, naturally, I chose to explore Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Enjoy! Sitting alongside Anakin Skywalker during a pivotal scene in the … Continue reading The High Ground: Moral Ambiguity in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars sequels meet exhilarating end with Rise of Skywalker

NOTE: This is a spoiler-free review, until the final paragraph where I ramble on my spoiler-filled thoughts. Thursday marked the culmination of not only the Star Wars saga, but also an era in my Star Wars fandom. The trailer for the latest and final installment, The Rise of Skywalker, started with a short montage of … Continue reading Star Wars sequels meet exhilarating end with Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars IX trailer gives glimpse of greatness

With new titles such as Us capturing the attention of viewers at the box office and others like Avengers: Endgame leaving fans bristling in anticipation for their releases, one prominent movie franchise has faded from the forefront of the public consciousness, Star Wars. That changed today when Disney, fresh off the heels of announcing their … Continue reading Star Wars IX trailer gives glimpse of greatness