We really had to do two Videos Of the Week this week. The biggest film news this week (or this year?) is the return of Star Wars. Disney has bought LucasFilms for over $4 billion, and every aspect of the deal has been written up and taken apart in specialised film press and large mainstream media, with many people speculating who might be directing the new films.
Conan O’Brien wasn’t going to miss out on the speculation game. They’ve even made a video. Yes, it’s Woody Allen’s Star Wars.
It’s a little obvious. But it marks the third major Woody Allen reference on American TV in the last month – The Simpsons, The New Girl and now this. Allen’s visibility in our culture is definitely as strong as ever.
More on Conan’s website.