Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 1977 U 115min Colour
A lot of people seem to believe that the movies started with this one. They didn’t, but Star Wars was brilliantly innovative in combining pulp fiction with sci-fi. It’s a sort of western in space with its gun-toting heroes (Han Solo and company), its dark villain (Darth Vader), the evil Empire instead of ruthless cattle ranchers and spaceships replacing horses. Glorious stuff, thrilling and funny, that never seems to stop attracting new fans.
Mark Hamill Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford Han Solo, Carrie Fisher Princess Leia Organa, Peter Cushing Grand Moff Tarkin, Alec Guinness Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi, Anthony Daniels C-3PO, Kenny Baker R2-D2, Peter Mayhew Chewbacca, Dave Prowse/James Earl Jones Darth Vader
Director George Lucas
SAY IT AGAIN! “Use the Force, Luke.” Obi-Wan Kenobi
DID YOU KNOW? The design of their guns forced most of the stormtroopers to be left-handed
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