Deep Thought for the Day
February 13, 2008
Our Deep Thought for the Day comes from Camille Paglia, who stopped watching Madonna videos long enough to spend some quality time with the greatness that is — wait for it — Revenge of the Sith:
A quite different film that I’ve recently enjoyed re-seeing and studying is “Revenge of the Sith” (2005) from George Lucas’ “Star Wars” saga. The climactic light-saber duel between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi on the volcano planet of Mustafar (with footage of actual explosions and lava flows at Mount Etna in Sicily) is nearly mystically sublime in the High Romantic sense. The convulsive, manly passion between the two tortured Jedi is hyper-sustained by John Williams’ powerful music.
That’s Camille Paglia, folks. The Auntie Mame of Academe.