Star Wars: A New Hope is Sheer, Unbridled Joy


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Star Wars: A New Hope, Episode IV One of my favorite stories about what it was like to see Star Wars: A New Hope when it was released in 1977 comes from my father. He went to see the film with his friend and roommate at the time, and when Vader’s Star Destroyer came into frame in the opening sequence, stretching on and on into infinity, the guy sank into his chair and shouted to the theater “Oh shit, this is it!” I love that story because it elucidates something so significant about that first Star Wars film; when it first came out, no one had ever seen anything quite like it. Star Wars: A New Hope, Episode IV I’m not saying that no one ever made movies about space or put aliens in stuff or made model ships that they danced across black screens. But the scope of Star Wars, the detail that went into its world-building, was unprecedented at the ...
Star Wars: A New Hope, Episode IV
Star Wars: A New Hope, Episode IV
Star Wars: A New Hope, Episode IV
Star Wars: A New Hope, Episode IV
Star Wars: A New Hope, Episode IV
Star Wars: A New Hope, Episode IV
Star Wars: A New Hope, Episode IV
Star Wars: A New Hope, Episode IV
Star Wars: A New Hope, Episode IV