Daddies in Film: Better Dads (STAR TREK II, STAR WARS, LAST JEDI, LOTR) with Maggie Mae Fish

by: Maggie Mae Fish     Published on: 10 July 2018

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Content warning: mild discussions of child abuse; misgendering of a trans character in the Dog Day Afternoon clip six minutes into this videoSpoilers:Avengers: Infinity War; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; pretty much every Star Wars movie; Dog Day Afternoon; The Lord of the Rings movie trilogyPart 2 of a 2 part (so far) series on how daddies and authority are represented in film.More FILM ANALYSIS vids in handy playlist form: to MA Moreno for pointing out that "immaculately conceived" was the wrong term in the Episode I section.Six months ago I wrote an article on Medium about Rey’s parentage, which elaborates on why I really related to her character in The Last Jedi, and relates to some of the themes in this video: the course of writing and editing this video, we saw a few cool twitter threads/posts which speak to similar points. Here are a few to check out:Visual match between Luke in RotJ and TLJ from @ZacFertig: about Luke’s non-violence from @AutoShermatic: and TV shows referenced:Let’s Make Love, dir George Cukor, 1960Avengers: Infinity War, dir Anthony & Joe Russo, 2018Man of Steel, dir Zack Snyder, 2013Star Trek Into Darkness, dir JJ Abrams, 2013Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, dir Nicholas Meyer, 1983Star Trek, “Space Seed,” dir Marc Daniels, 1967Moby Dck, dir John Huston, 1956King Lear, dir Richard Eyre, 1998Bonnie and Clyde, dir Arthur Penn, 1967The Wild Bunch, dir Sam Pekinpah, 1969Carnal Knowledge, dir Mike Nichols, 1971Easy Rider, dir Dennis Hopper, 1969Dog Day Afternoon, dir Sidney Lumet, 1975The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, “Josh Brolin Reads Trump Tweets As Thanos,” CBS, 2018Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, dir Richard Marquand, 1983Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, dir Irvin Kershner, 1980Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, dir George Lucas, 1977Planet of the Apes, dir Franklin J Schaffner, 1968Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, dir George Lucas, 1999Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi, dir Rian Johnson, 2017Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, dir Gareth Edwards, 2016Wonder Woman, dir Patty Jenkins, 2017Black Panther, dir Ryan Coogler, 2018Deth Wish, dir Eli Roth, 2018Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, dir Chris Columbus, 2001Guardians of the Galaxy, dir James Gunn, 2014Captain America: Civil War, dir Joe & Anthony Russo, 2016The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, dir Peter Jackson, 2001The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, dir Peter Jackson, 2002The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, dir Peter Jackson, 2003Images & Other References“Make America Great Again hat in support of Donald Trump at a rally at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, Arizona.” by Gage Skidmore, 2016Illustration for John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Gustave Doré, 1866Motion Picture Production Code (Hays Code) via Wikipedia -“We, The Fans of Star Wars” image via: Rules For Life by Jordan Peterson, Penguin, 2018Constitution of the United States, page 1.jpg, 17 September 17878 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, promotional image, ABC, 2005