The Star Wars series and Wagner's Ring

Created: Thursday, 30 May 2002 Written by Correspondent
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LUKE & SIEGFRIED? LEIA & BRUNNHILDE?!

Or maybe Luke & Leia = Siegmund & Sieglinde.

It may seem strange to connect two so very different works of "art".

The one, Richard Wagner's Ring is undoubtedly the peak of musical romanticism, and by many praised as the greatest work of art ever produced.

The other, the Star Wars film trilogy (which recently became a tetralogy, and is later to become a hexalogy) is a purely commercial product of the American film industry, by many not counted at all as a work of "art".

Check out this 1999 article by Kristian Evensen