LA GUERRE DES ÉTOILES: UN NOUVEAU MYTHE GEORGES DUMÉZIL CONTRE GEORGE LUCAS: LE DOUBLE ÉTAT-MAJOR DE LA SOUVERAINETÉ ET DE LA FORCE

Author(s): EFSTRATIA OKTAPODA
efstratia.oktapoda@paris-sorbonne.fr
Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne
Journal: Proceedings of the 1st IISHSS International Conference on the Economics and Psychosociology of Intercultural Relations in the Contemporary Mediascape
Volume: 1
Year: 2011
Full text: http://www.contemporaryscienceassociation.net
Publisher: Addleton Academic Publishers, New York

Abstract.

We speak of a modern myth by referring to the Star Wars. We have analyzed a Western mythical structure (the story of the Grail) against a Force that would be extreme Oriental. If, according to what it is said, the themes of the film are imposed because of their deep affinity with the structures of the imagination, it is still apparent to no one that behind this spectacular decor could be concealed a very peculiar and singular imagination. We would like to establish that this imaginary area meets the tripartite structure established by G. Dumézil. The framework of three dumézilien functions can provide adequate analysis structures. In this paper we examine how these three functions organize the narration and disseminate in the cinematographic work. What have the trifunctional ideology and the ruffling imaginary of Lucas in common? It is this question that we try to answer to by analyzing the internal economy of three functions within this modern myth. pp. 82–92

Keywords: Star Wars, myth, Georges Dumézil, George Lucas, the three functions of Dumézil

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