I’m Just So Tired of All These Star Wars
On Art and Nostalgia
From: On Nostalgia
Modern nostalgia in novel and flim is discussed, using examples of Ready Player One, Back to the Future, American Graffitti, Indiana Jones, and the introduction of prequels with Star Wars. Nostalgia in popular music and the television series Stranger Things is also detailed. The chapter concludes with making art and indulging in nostalgia are about giving meaning to the messy chaos of life.
David Berry is a writer and cultural critic in Edmonton. His work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Hazlitt, Toronto Life, and elsewhere, and he was an arts and culture columnist for the National Post for five years.