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cinema-shots: Star Wars (1977)

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Star Wars (1977)

Both Anakin and Luke Skywalker merge with thei…

Both Anakin and Luke Skywalker merge with their Shadow, but with different results. Anakin allows his Shadow to take over, probably because he was unaware that it existed. As Jung would say, being unaware of the Shadow means it is likely darker and more dangerous. Once the Shadow has taken over, Anakin becomes Darth Vader, a literal embodiment of his own Shadow, much like the mythological concept of the werewolf.

Luke goes through a similar trial. His vision on Dagobah is a direct representation of what he must go through psychologically. After cutting off Vader’s head in the cave, he realizes the head was his own. In that instance, Vader was Luke, or rather he was Luke’s Shadow. This is probably the first instance where Luke becomes aware of his Shadow. He is forced to acknowledge it further when he learns of his parentage and just how much darkness exists inside of him. However, it is this awareness of his Shadow that allows Luke to overcome it. Just as Jung suggests we confront our Shadow to overcome it, Yoda tells Luke he must confront Vader to become a Jedi.

In that final moment, when Luke confronts Vader, Luke looks at his hand, acknowledges the similarities between himself and his father. He acknowledges the potential that he has to join the dark side (his Shadow) and become just like Darth Vader. He acknowledges the fact that he has a dark side, and it is poised to take over.

And he accepts it.

When Luke utters the words, ‘I’ll never turn to the dark side…I am a Jedi,’ he completes the final task of confronting his Shadow and mastering it. …Luke accepts his dark side as a part of himself. Thus, the Shadow archetype is balanced. Vader, who in this case symbolizes the Shadow, is redeemed at this exact moment, becoming an outward representation of Luke’s inner triumph.

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Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) dir. George Lucas

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Luke Skywalker Ben Cooper Halloween Mask (1977)

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shittymoviedetails: In Star Wars, the bartende…

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In Star Wars, the bartender at the Mos Eisley Cantina says “we don’t serve their kind here”, while pointing directly at the camera. This implies that you, the viewer, are the real monster, and you should be ashamed for what you did.

shittymoviedetails:

shittymoviedetails:

In Star Wars, the bartender at the Mos Eisley Cantina says “we don’t serve their kind here”, while pointing directly at the camera. This implies that you, the viewer, are the real monster, and you should be ashamed for what you did.

shittymoviedetails:

shittymoviedetails:

In Star Wars, the bartender at the Mos Eisley Cantina says “we don’t serve their kind here”, while pointing directly at the camera. This implies that you, the viewer, are the real monster, and you should be ashamed for what you did.

Star Wars (1977, George Lucas, USA)

Star Wars (1977, George Lucas, USA)

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Behind the scenes of Star Wars