This essay is an interdisciplinary endeavor bringing together film and philosophy by means of narratology and psychoanalysis. At stake are philosophical reflections on visuality and subject de/re-construction in films. In the case of the specific Star Wars films, this concerns Jean-Louis Baudry’s reflections on Plato’s allegory of the cave which played a formative role in film theory, as well as the possibility of its deconstruction by means of Derridian concepts. These concepts supplement and
specify psychoanalytically bent reflections on father/son relationships that govern the fabulas of the new Hollywood films such as the Star Wars series.
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