ByQuinton Ridley, writer at
i love movies

We are all enjoying the nostalgia for the 70s, 80s and 90s. Some more than others. But will anyone in the future have nostalgia for all of our nostalgia?

People in the future will have their own nostalgia, but will they make new Star Wars based on the 2015 Star Wars? Or will they use their nostalgia to create something fresher and newer?

George Lucas used his nostalgia for Westerns and Flash Gordon serials, took liberally from the plot of Akira Kurosawa's "The Hidden Fortress" with designs from Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" and found competitive fuel in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather Parts 1 & 2" to make the original Star Wars trilogy.

Each generation will take things from the past to make them new again. But do they run out of things to feel nostalgic about? Does a true act of creation come after this process?

I hope so. There will always be ripoffs of successful things. But maybe we would less disposable nostalgic entertainment if there were more original stories being told.


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