I just finished watching the documentary “Bright Lights” on HBO about Carrie and her mom, Debbie. Still grieving the loss of film and personal hero’s, I am inspired by their zest for life and positive affirmations. Watching Carrie with fans and her deep connection to them through her “Leia” is exactly why these two movies continue to bring hope to so many. Especially now, when so many feel hopeless, these powerful stories of myth keep that hope alive. We somehow find the strength and courage to carry on in our quests for a kinder world. Carrie understood this and relished in the idea that she, Carrie, and Leia brought joy wherever they were.
Here is part three of the shared and obvious similarities of Oz and Star Wars.
Already shared in part one, are the “wise sages” and the “hero’s in disguise” of both movies.
The evil forces and the magic are both shown as characters dressed from head to toe in black robes, with deep and scary voices and engulfed in a magical disappearing fog.
Both stories have messages delivered by way of a hologram.
And of course, both stories have an emotional and sensitive Tin man, a huge furry beast who is suppose to be tough but really isn’t, and a clever planner who looks scruffy but is wily and quick thinking. We see these friends overcome their emotions and shortcomings in service to the hero/heroine.
And of course, Toto, in the form of a little robot called R2D2 and munchkins as Jawa’s or Ewok’s