A few sectors short of an Empire
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So this friday will mark the 30th anniversary of Star Wars IV: A New Hope. I heard the DJ on the radio talking about while the opening score was playing in the background. I wonder of Georgie's having a big party about it. I hope so, because Star Wars has been a part of me ever since I was born. It would be a shame not to celebrate something that's brought happiness to me and millions of other people in the world.
Hooray for Star Wars!
-------------------- Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. The courage to change the things I cannot accept. And the wisdom to hide the bodies of all the people I had to kill today because they pissed me off.
I wasn't alive at the time, but it was on ITV just about every x-mas in the 80's so I got to see it plenty. of course never got to see it on the big screen until '97 and that was the not so Special Edition at the Salisbury Odeon. Somehow I feel I've missed out on the "experience".
The first time I saw it I was completely blown away. I probably didn't blink for two hours. I'd only seen the newspaper ads and read the review in Time magazine proclaiming it the year's best movie. I hadn't seen any trailers on TV. I had no idea what I would see. The whole damn United States reacted the same way.
The first scene of Star Wars (the boarding of Leia's ship) remains my favorite scene in any movie.
Unfortunately, I think the internet has ruined movies for me.
I must admit I miss watching a movie with only the vaguest notion of what it's about and getting a pleasant surprise. I think the last time that happened was "True Romance" which remains one of my favourites (same deal for Leon, Donnie Darko & Ghost in the Shell.)
These days if a "Big" movie comes out you can't get away from all the trailers, tv spots, posters, internet banners and (if you're a AICN visiting film geek like me) pre-release reviews and script spoilers.
I have promised myself that I'll try not to watch anything to do with the new Batman film when they start promoting that later this year, but I doubt I have the will power.
Yeah, back on topic. Anyone want to place bets how long before they release ANOTHER limited edition - never to be relesed again special DVD set with Ewan McGregor's face CG'd over Alec Guinness's? Aren't they doing a Star Wars TV show too? I'd be surprised if that turns out to be any good.
An entire new series where no one of importance on either side will die, just a bunch of expendable droids and endless posturing.
With ILM and Lucasfilm behind it, I would've thought it would be at least more detailed than The Incredibles, but Yoda, Kenobi and Anakin look even cruder than Toy Story.
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I wondered that myself as I see Obi-wan flying the Ep.II Jedi starfighter with Ep.III Venators in the background. Furthermore it looks like the CIS have what a appears to be a precursor to the Death Star.
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