–George Lucas and the Cult of Darth Vader (x)
WELL, YOU ARE A WHINY TEENAGER, I’m dying.
TO FURTHER CLARIFY: The reason I’m dying is because George Lucas is actually one of the first people to admit that his dialogue isn’t great. He totally pokes fun at himself about it, he totally is upfront with how he’s not an actor’s director, he says his dialogue is difficult, but that’s the kind of story he’s telling. And that he’s also upfront about how the acting style is a throwback to ‘30s and ‘40s style, which is out of step with modern audiences.
And that’s part of what I like about him, that he’s honest about what kind of story he wanted to tell. A lot of people wanted little demon child!Anakin or they wanted Young Vader, but that’s not what the story was. It was a story about a good boy who became corrupted by the strength of his power and that he loved too much in a possessive way. It’s a story about a whiny, petulant teenager. It’s a story about a character who has too many uncontrolled feelings, whose love is real but also toxic.
THAT’S IT, THAT’S THE STORY GEORGE LUCAS WAS TELLING, DIFFICULT DIALOGUE AND STYLE AND ALL.