George Lucas Influence On Pop Culture

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Our culture has been influenced by people with power over the years. Nowadays, the American culture is more modernized and sophisticated compared to the twenty century. Popularity and the term "going viral" are some of the words that influence the most the new pop culture. These words basically describe how awesome is today’s society. Also, these words describe how a modern epic hero should be. For example, J. K. Rowling created “The Harry Potter Series” which is a hero that influence young generations, but also motivated modern society to read more. On the other hand, we have George Lucas that influenced generations in 1977 with an epic that astonished children and adults. Lucas not only persuaded people in 1977 by the effects and sounds of the film, which in fact were really good at that time, he influenced people because of the plot and …show more content…

This only impress the audience with the content and effects of the film. However, this is not entirely beneficial. This has a counterproductive reaction. It makes the audience less interested with the plot and outcome of the movie. Nevertheless, in the last decades only few movies have overcome this issue. These peculiar films surpassed the problem of make an uninteresting movie that do not inspire and astound people. For example, “The Lord of the Rings”, “Star Wars”, and “Harry Potter” are films that defeat those problems and more. Besides, defeating any problem of recent movies, these three particular films have something in common that make them more memorable and that is epic heroes. The definition of an epic hero according to the Oxford dictionary is “A person who is admired or idealized for courage, and noble qualities. Also, admired for great achievements or affected by grand events” (Oxford, dictionary). This kind of movie characters are hard to find, but it is even harder for them to inspire a whole audience that have different ages, backgrounds, and

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