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Review: The Secret History of Star Wars

The Secret History of Star Wars The Secret History of Star Wars by Michael Kaminski
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was an interesting book to read. I am much more of a Star Trek person than a Star Wars person, but it was interesting to see how the sausage was made. The key question that came to mind as I was listening to all the revisionist history of this franchise is this: Who really owns (in an intellectual non-commercial sense) a published work once its published? Is it the author? Or is it the readers/viewers? With all of this revisionist history happening, I am wondering if Lucas really doubt that there was a grand narrative and world building from the onset (in Tolkieneque fashion).  It would be better if Lucas owned up to the fact that he didn't have it all worked out from the onset and go from there.

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