This Cult Director Hates Star Wars, Even Though He’s Never Seen It (He Has His Reasons)
The filmmaker promised himself he’d never watch the iconic franchise.
Star Wars has become a cultural phenomenon, captivating viewers with an epic story and unforgettable characters. Today, Star Wars is as much a part of the world as television or a cell phone.
This movie, like any blockbuster, has not only attracted a multi-million audience and a lot of money, but it has also greatly developed the industry technically: a little less than half of the box office went to cinemas, which began to order more advanced equipment to show expensive spectacular movies in all their glory.
The space tale about the Jedi and Sith has become an integral part of not only world culture or the film industry, but all our lives.
It would seem that Star Wars should be on the must-see list, especially for directors, but Jim Jarmusch, known for such movies as Night on Earth and Only Lovers Left Alive, has said he would never watch the franchise:
“I will never see any Star Wars films because I resent that I know so much about them and the characters. Why is all that in my head when I’ve never actually seen one, you know? Why do I know about R2-D2 and Darth Vader and all these things when I’ve never even seen any Star Wars film?”
According to the cinematographer, he has a whole list of movies he refuses to get acquainted with. According to the director, these movies were too popular and the audience seemed to be forced to watch them. For this reason, they seem banal to Jarmusch.
The filmmaker himself called this position stubbornness on his part. At the same time, he noted that he does not adhere to any hierarchy in his choice of movies.
Jarmusch says he watches obscure indie dramas as well as mainstream projects like Cruella and John Wick. But he does not like to see movies that have been given the status of masterpieces or must-sees.
In fact, it is hard to imagine a person today who is not familiar with Star Wars, as the iconic franchise has become an essential part of the cultural code of modern society.
Source: The Believer