Here’s an excerpt from Camille Paglia’s “Glittering Images” book, specifically the goods on Star Wars. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder why the hell this woman hasn’t been given a panel at a Celebration:
The Mustafar duel, which took months of rehearsal, with fencing and saber drills conducted by the sword master Nick Gillard, was executed by Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor at lightning speed. It is virtuosic dance theater, a taut pas de deux between battling brothers, convulsed by attraction and repulsion. Their thrusts, parries, and slashes are like passages of aggressive speech. It is one of the most passionate scenes ever filmed between two men, with McGregor close to weeping.
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