Star Wars-Episode 4-New Hope (1977) -
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|A reluctant captain teams up with a determined young hero on a mission to rescue a kidnapped princess and save the galaxy.|
"A pop-culture landmark! Mike Clark, USA Today
"Candy for the eyes and the heart! Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun
"A thrilling experience. "Bob Stephens, San Francisco Examiner"
"A pop-culture landmark! "Mike Clark, USA Today"
"Candy for the eyes and the heart! "Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun"
Editor's NoteSTAR WARS, George Lucas's stunning sci-fi masterpiece, is arguably one of the most inventive and entertaining films ever made, garnering generations of loyal fans who are forever imprinted with the memory of its characters and dialogue. As the adventure begins, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), an impulsive but goodhearted young man who lives on the dusty planet of Tatooine with his aunt and uncle, longs for the exciting life of a Rebel soldier. The Rebels, led by the headstrong Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), are fighting against the evil Empire, which has set about destroying planets inhabited by innocent citizens with the Death Star, a fearsome planetlike craft commanded by Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing) and the eternally frightful Darth Vader (David Prowse, with the voice of James Earl Jones). When Luke's aunt and uncle are murdered by the Empire's imperial stormtroopers and he mysteriously finds a distress message from Princess Leia in one of his androids, R2-D2 (Kenny Baker), he must set out to find Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness), a mysterious old hermit with incredible powers. On his journey, Luke is aided by the roguish, sarcastic mercenary Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his towering furry sidekick Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) as they run into a host of perilous situations while trying to rescue the princess--and the entire galaxy. Magnificently referencing everything from Akira Kurosawa's SEVEN SAMURAI and THE HIDDEN FORTRESS to THE WIZARD OF OZ to John Ford Westerns and Joseph Campbell philosophies, STAR WARS revolutionized the cinematic world with its epic storytelling and amazing special effects. In addition to film veterans Guinness and Cushing, the movie also features an unforgettable performance from the young Ford, who would, of course, go on to become one of the biggest stars of the silver screen. Even today, Lucas's astonishing film leaves viewers wanting to see it again and again.
Cast & Crew
|James Earl Jones|
|Gary Kurtz, et. al. - Producer|
|George Lucas - Director|
|George Lucas - Writer|
|Gilbert Taylor - Cinematographer|
|John Williams - Original Music By|
|Richard Chew, et. al. - Editor|
|"Gary Kurtz, et. al." - Producer|
|"Richard Chew, et. al." - Editor|
|Oscar, John Barry, et. al., Best Art Direction-Set Decoration|
|Oscar, John Mollo, Best Costume Design|
|Oscar, John Stears, et. al., Best Effects, Visual Effects|
|Oscar, Paul Hirsch, et. al., Best Film Editing|
|Oscar, John Williams, Best Music, Original Score|
|Oscar, Don MacDougall, et. al., Best Sound|
|"But I was going into Tashee station today to pick up some power convertors!"----Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to his uncle Owen|
|"Help me, Obi--Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."----Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) in a recorded message|
|"It's not wise to upset a wookie."----Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to C--3PO (Anthony Daniels)|
|"Look, Your Worshipfulness, let's get one thing straight. I take orders from just one person----me!"----Han Solo to Princess Leia|
|"May the force be with you."----Obi--Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) to Luke Skywalker|
|"Your powers are weak, old man."----Darth Vader (the voice of James Earl Jones)|"You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine."----Obi--Wan Kenobi|