Letters: May 17, 1999

THE NEW STAR WARS

I bought your Star Wars issue for my 11-year-old son [CINEMA, April 26] and greatly enjoyed listening to him announce over breakfast the latest news and trivia about Episode I--The Phantom Menace. As a parent, I am happy to take him to see this film--not just for the dazzling special effects or the exciting story but because the Star Wars saga celebrates free will and contains lessons about persistence, faith and the necessity of hope. These stories appeal to children; they never condescend but include their young audience in the fantasy and fun. My son proclaimed, as...

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