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Excavating Indiana Jones. Essays on the Films and Franchise by Randy Laist (ed.) (2021)

Excavating Indiana Jones. Essays on the Films and Franchise by Randy Laist (ed.) (2021)

The stories of the fictional archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry Walton Jones Jr. drew millions to the movie theaters, as his tales, for one reason or another, satisfied a number of interests altogether. Such as 1930s style heroic high-paced action, stereotypical enemies, mysterious riddles, occult worship, exotic settings, and the unique chance to witness the […]

Disney’s Star Wars: Forces of Production, Promotion, and Reception by W. Proctor and R. McCulloch (eds.) (2019)

Disney’s Star Wars: Forces of Production, Promotion, and Reception by W. Proctor and R. McCulloch (eds.) (2019)

The movie Star Wars (1977) and the evolving Star Wars universe never were just films or simple family entertainment. To many fans, seemingly it became a surrogate religion or a way of life. The merchandise, action figurines, literature or cartoon adaptations and spin-offs earned George Lucas and Lucasfilm fortune after fortune (he directed and produced […]