Sources and Acknowledgements

Criticism, analysis and mythology:

The Journey of Luke Skywalker, Steven A. Galipeau, Open Court Publishing Company, 2001.

When All the Galaxy Was Young; To Be a Jedi; and other essays archived on Suite101.com, Paul F. McDonald, 2002-2003.

Defense of the Clones, David Begor, Bright Lights Film Journal, 2002.

The Development of Star Wars, Jan Helander, 1997.

Star Wars: The Magic of Myth, Mary Henderson, Bantam Books, 1997.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell, Princeton University Press, 1968.

Primary sources:

Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays, Laurent Bouzereau (ed.), Ballantine Publishing Group, 1997.

The Star Wars Trilogy, (collected novelizations), George Lucas (with Alan Dean Foster), Donald F. Glut, James Kahn, Ballantine Publishing Group, 1993.

Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones screenplay, George Lucas and Jonathan Hales, published in The Art of Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones, Ballantine Publishing Group, 2002.

Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones DVD commentary track, George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, Pablo Helman, John Knoll and Ben Snow, 20th Century Fox/Lucasfilm Ltd., 2002.

Star Wars — Mythmaking: Behind the Scenes of Attack of the Clones, Jody Duncan, Ballantine Publishing Group, 2002.

Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones: The Visual Dictionary, David West Reynolds, DK Publishing, 2002.

Inside the Worlds of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Simon Beecroft, DK Publishing, 2003.

Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones (novelization), R. A. Salvatore, Ballantine Publishing Group, 2002.

Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters, Daniel Wallace, Ballantine Publishing Group, 2002.

Star Wars: Cloak of Deception, James Luceno, Ballantine Publishing Group, 2001.

George Lucas interview, Rolling Stone, August 25, 1977.



Special thanks to Heinrich Saint-Germain and Shea Tisdale, for our Star Wars conversations that helped me formulate the ideas presented in this dissertation; to Steven A. Galipeau and Paul F. McDonald, whose writings provided key insights on Star Wars mythology that I have incorporated into my analysis, especially in Part IV and Part V; to Bryan Vader, for granting me permission to use his excellent "Final Duel" illustration in Part I; and to my many loyal and appreciated readers who've had to wait entirely too long to read this damn thing.

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