I find your lack of faith disturbing : Star Wars and the triumph of geek culture /
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|Kershaw - Camden Library||791.437 JAM (Text)||33255003500015||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780374537364
- ISBN: 0374537364
288 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2018
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Pt. 1. The story so far -- "Oh, I'm back out in space again": the realism of Star Wars -- The children of Spielberg and Lucas -- Geek goes mainstream -- Pt. 2. What every geek wants -- Do you bleed? -- Historical documents -- The great geek game -- Geeking out -- Pt. 3. To be continued . . . -- I've got a bad feeling about this: the importance of being geeky -- Why so serious? -- Back out in space again: the beauty of Star Wars.|
|Summary, etc.:||"In I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing, A. D. Jameson takes geeks and non-geeks alike on a surprising and insightful journey through the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero franchises that now dominate pop culture. Walking us through the rise of geekdom from its underground origins to the top of the box office and bestseller lists, Jameson takes in franchises like The Lord of the Rings, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter, Star Trek, and, in particular, Star Wars--as well as phenomena like fan fiction, cosplay, and YouTube parodies. Along the way, he blasts through the clichés surrounding geek culture: that its fans are mindless consumers who will embrace all things Spider-Man or Batman, regardless of quality; or that the popularity and financial success of Star Wars led to the death of ambitious filmmaking.A lifelong geek, Jameson shines a new light on beloved classics, explaining the enormous love (and hate) they are capable of inspiring in fan and non-fan alike, while exploding misconceptions as to how and why they were made. I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing tells the story of how the geeks have inherited the earth."--|
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|Subject:||Star Wars films History and criticism