poll: what genre is Star Wars?

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  1. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Lately I've seen people refer to Star Wars as a Fantasy film, a Western, an Action film, an Adventure film, as well as Science Fiction.
    So, one choice only, which genre most accurately describes Star Wars? (you're not limited to the above choices, pick film noir if you want [​IMG], but only pick one).
    For me,
    it's Science Fiction.
     
  2. Dheiner

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    While it touches on a lot of other genres, IMHO it is an adventure flick.
     
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    It's mostly Sci-Fi.
     
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    Fantasy
     
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    It transends all genres.
    I'd call it a Sci-Fi/Adventure/Fantasy/Western/Samurai film.
    [​IMG]
    Seriously though for me it fits in with Sci-Fi the most. Even though its got all of the influences named above.
     
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    Science Fiction, nothing more.
     
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    Its fantasy!
     
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    Put me in the sci-fi camp. Adventure would come in an extremely close second.
     
  9. Jack Briggs

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    My goodness, no. It's fantasy that pays lipservice to the trappings of science fiction. (Gotta love those aerobatic manuevers in what is supposed to be the vacuum of deep space.)
     
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    I'd put it under "talkies."
     
  11. Walter Kittel

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    *ding* *ding* *ding* We have a winner. Come on down, Mr. Briggs. [​IMG]
    In other words, what Jack said - a fantasy film all dressed up as SF.
    - Walter.
     
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    I think the ultimate description is Space Fantasy.
     
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    Fantasy
     
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    Science Fiction

    Bruce
     
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    I've always thought of it as Science-Fiction
     
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    Space Opera...
     
  17. george kaplan

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    Current summary:

    Science Fiction: 7

    Fantasy: 5

    Adventure: 1

    Talkie: 1

    Space Fantasy: 1

    Space Opera: 1
     
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    Fantasy is now up to 6 votes...
     
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    Science Fantasy
     
  20. Steve Christou

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    Let me see, spaceships, planets, aliens, futuristic technology, my verdict SCIENCE FICTION , the fantasy elements people go on about is attributed to the force and the religion surrounding the Jedi, otherwise I only see it as pure SF adventure, the force is just a heightened form of ESP isn't it? I don't see any fantasy elements at all. Unless people choose to see Yoda as an alien garden gnome and Obi-Wan and the Emperor as Gandalf and Saruman.

    Nope just SF to me.
     

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