The Empire Strikes Back, part one

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Rebecca Harrison is a Lecturer in Film and Media at the Open University, UK and author of our BFI Film Classics book on The Empire Strikes Back. In part two of this episode, we will be talking about the relationship between fandom and franchise, including the ways profit-making gets in the way of storytelling and the impact that fans can have on casting or the plot of a movie. Then we’ll be turning back to the franchise that started it all to discuss how it directly gave life to the Marvel-ization of the film industry, how the Star Wars fandom continues to affect the “canon,” and the ways that the meaning and reception of this movie has shifted over the past 40 years.

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Cover of The Empire Strikes Back, a BFI film series book

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