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Star Wars Episode IV:
A New Hope

Original 1977 theatrical film poster by Tom Jung
Directed by George Lucas
Produced by Gary Kurtz
George Lucas
Rick McCallum
(Special Edition)
Written by George Lucas
Starring Mark Hamill
Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Peter Mayhew
Alec Guinness
Kenny Baker
Anthony Daniels
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Gilbert Taylor, BSC
Editing by Richard Chew
Paul Hirsch
Marcia Lucas
Studio Lucasfilm
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) May 25, 1977
Running time Theatrical cut:
121 minutes
Special edition:
124 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $11,000,000[1]
Gross revenue Worldwide:
$775,398,007[1]
Followed by Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
.Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, originally released simply as Star Wars,[2] is a 1977 American space opera film,[3] written and directed by George Lucas.^ The original theatrical release did not say Episode IV: A New Hope.
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^ "Episode IV: A New Hope" was not a part of the title roll up.
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^ Was it prior to the release of A New Hope in 1977 or just after that?

.It is the first of six films released in the Star Wars saga: two subsequent films complete the original trilogy, while a prequel trilogy completes the six film saga.^ The original title when the film was released in 1977 was simply "Star Wars."
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^ Good Luck on original Star Wars!
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^ The original release of Star Wars did NOT contain "Chapter IV..."
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.Ground-breaking in its use of special effects, unconventional editing, and sci-fi/fantasy storytelling, the original Star Wars is one of the most successful and influential films of all time.^ There are 4 styles of original Star Wars Russian one sheets.
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^ The original title when the film was released in 1977 was simply "Star Wars."
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^ (SuperShadow: We are the most popular Star Wars web site of all.

.Set long ago in a distant galaxy, the film follows a group of freedom fighters known as the Rebel Alliance who are plotting to destroy the Death Star space station, a powerful device created by the evil Galactic Empire.^ EXT. SPACE Several TIE fighters approach the Death Star.
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^ EXTERIOR: SPACE. Several TIE fighters approach the Death Star.
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^ Sir, Luke here is the hotshot who destroyed the Death Star!

.This conflict disrupts the isolated life of farmboy Luke Skywalker when he inadvertently acquires the droids carrying the stolen Death Star plans.^ LUKE Han, remember when we were on the Death Star?

^ INTERIOR: DEATH STAR -- HALLWAY. Luke, Han, Chewbacca, and Leia run down an empty hallway and stop before a bay window overlooking the pirateship.
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^ EXT. DEATH STAR SURFACE Luke's X-wing streaks through the trench, firing lasers.
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.When the Empire begins a cruel and destructive search for the droids, Skywalker decides to accompany Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi on a daring mission to rescue the owner of the droids, rebel leader Princess Leia Organa, and save the galaxy.^ He claims to be the property of an Obi- Wan Kenobi.
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^ HAN This is a rescue, not a diplomatic mission, Princess.

^ Leia) Princess, report of the mission to Mantell.

.Produced with a budget of $11,000,000 and released on May 25, 1977, the film went on to earn $460 million in the United States and $337 million overseas, surpassing Jaws as the highest-grossing film of all time at the time.^ Country United States Format LP Release Date 1977 UPN 0-4228-13588-1-4 2 Records in one sleeve, no gatefold.

^ Country United States Format CD Release Date 14-Jan-1997 UPN 0-9026-68746-2-0 2 CD's.

^ (SuperShadow: Lucas has produced all his best ideas as films already.

It also received several awards, including 10 Academy Award nominations, among them Best Supporting Actor for Alec Guinness and Best Picture. .Lucas has re-released the film on several occasions, sometimes with significant changes; the most notable versions are the 1997 Special Edition and the 2004 DVD release, which have modified computer-generated effects, altered dialogue, and added scenes.^ Lucas has had other notable unsuccessful films.

^ The subtitle "A New Hope" wasn't added to the original Star Wars until the film was re-released in late '79-early '80 just prior to the release of "Empire Strikes Back."
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^ DVD being what it is...there's just no excuse not to have both the original version and whatever special edition incarnations of the movie at the same time.
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Contents

Plot

The galaxy is in a state of civil war. .Spies for the Rebel Alliance have stolen plans to the Galactic Empire's Death Star: a space station capable of annihilating an entire planet.^ During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the Death Star, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.
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^ The Death Star has cleared the planet.
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^ EXT. SPACE - MANTELL The Rebel fleet has taken damage, but it is minor compared to the Empire's vessels.

.Rebel leader Princess Leia is in possession of the plans, but her ship is captured by Imperial forces under the command of Darth Vader.^ Meanwhile, Darth Vader prepares to launch the newly refurbished Imperial fleet in an effort to find and crush the Rebellion once and for all....

^ INTERIOR: REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER -- CORRIDOR The evil Darth Vader stands amid the broken and twisted bodies of his foes.
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^ INT. DARTH VADER'S COCKPIT Vader turns round and round in circles as his ship spins into space.
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.Before she is captured, Leia hides the plans in the memory of a droid named R2-D2, along with a holographic recording.^ R2-D2 pushes C-3PO off an edge Episode II: R2 pushes C-3PO off a ledge in the droid factory Episode VI: R2 pushes C-3PO off the edge of Jabba the Hutt's sail barge.

.The small droid escapes to the surface of the desert planet Tatooine with fellow droid C-3PO.^ EXTERIOR: SPACE. The Imperial Stardestroyer comes over the surface of the planet Tatooine.
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^ EXT. SPACE The Imperial Stardestroyer comes over the surface of the planet Tatooine.
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.The two droids are quickly captured by Jawa traders, who sell the pair to moisture farmer Owen Lars and his nephew, Luke Skywalker.^ The tremendous heat of two huge twin suns settle on a lone figure, Luke Skywalker, a farm boy with heroic aspirations who looks much younger than his eighteen years.
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^ Owen pays off the whining Jawa as Luke and the two robots trudge off toward a grimy homestead entry.
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^ When Owen shouts Luke the Treadwell droid is in a totally different place than the previous shot and a fly lands on the camera lens.
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.While Luke is cleaning R2-D2, he accidentally triggers part of Leia's holographic message, in which she requests help from Obi-Wan Kenobi.^ He claims to be the property of an Obi- Wan Kenobi.
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^ LUKE I saw part of the message he was...
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^ He claims to be the property of an Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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.The only "Kenobi" Luke knows of is an old hermit named Ben Kenobi who lives in the nearby hills; Owen, however, dismisses any connection, suggesting that Obi-Wan is dead.^ He claims to be the property of an Obi- Wan Kenobi.
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^ Old Ben moves in behind Luke.
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^ LUKE I only wish Ben were here.
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.During dinner, R2-D2 escapes to seek Obi-Wan.^ (SuperShadow: If Anakin could defeat Obi-Wan in Obi-Wan's prime during Revenge of the Sith, then Anakin would have no problem fighting Yoda.

^ Obi Wan constantly using the title “Darth” during the light saber fight.
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^ Artoo-Detoo: An expanded transliteration of "R2-D2," which originated as an on-set abbreviation for "reel 2, dialogue 2" during the filming of _American Graffitti_.
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.The next morning Luke and C-3PO go out after him and are met by Ben Kenobi, who reveals himself to be Obi-Wan and takes Luke and the droids back to his hut.^ He claims to be the property of an Obi- Wan Kenobi.
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^ Luke takes out his pocket comlink.
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^ LUKE: But what if this Obi-Wan comes looking for him?
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.He tells Luke of his days as a Jedi Knight and explains to Luke about a mysterious energy field called the Force.^ BEN: Learn about the Force, Luke.
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^ BEN Learn about the Force, Luke.
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^ Tales of a Jedi Knight/Learn About the Force (04:29) .

.He also tells Luke about his association with Luke's father, also a Jedi, whom he claims to have been betrayed and murdered by Darth Vader, Obi-Wan's former pupil who turned to the Sith.^ He claims to be the property of an Obi- Wan Kenobi.
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^ OBI WAN and DARTH VADER left me really “jawdropped”.
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^ Also has any Sith turned into a Dark Jedi?

.Obi-Wan then views Leia's message, in which she begs him to take R2-D2 and the Death Star plans to her home planet of Alderaan, where her father will be able to retrieve and analyze them.^ The Death Star has cleared the planet.
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^ Set your course for Princess Leia's home planet of Alderaan.
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^ Now the hell with your adoptive parents, instead, take me to Mos Eisley, sell your speeder, come to Alderaan with me, to join the religion your father despised, and hopefully you can later kill him.
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.Obi-Wan asks Luke to accompany him to Alderaan and to learn the ways of the Force.^ BEN: Learn about the Force, Luke.
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^ BEN Learn about the Force, Luke.
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^ LUKE But what if this Obi-Wan comes looking for him?
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.After initially refusing, Luke discovers that his home has been destroyed and his aunt and uncle killed by Imperial stormtroopers in search of the droids.^ LUKE Imperial Star Destroyer detected.

^ Luke sits with his Uncle Owen before a table covered with steaming bowls of food as Aunt Beru carries in a bowl of red grain.
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^ Luke stumbles around in a daze looking for his aunt and uncle.
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.Luke agrees to go with Obi-Wan to Alderaan, and the two hire smuggler Han Solo and his Wookiee co-pilot Chewbacca to transport them on their ship, the Millennium Falcon.^ HAN Luke, go!

^ Luke's in the co-pilot seat.

^ INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT Han and Chewbacca grin from ear to ear.
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.Meanwhile, Leia has been imprisoned on the Death Star and has resisted giving the location of the secret Rebel base.^ DEATH STAR INTERCOM VOICE: Rebel base, in range.
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^ This can give us the 'death star timeline'.
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^ They will certainly locate the rebels and their secret base.

.Grand Moff Tarkin, the Death Star's commanding officer and Vader's superior, tries to coax information out of her by threatening to destroy Alderaan and proceeds to do so even after she appears to cooperate as a means of demonstrating the power of the Empire's new weapon.^ TARKIN Not after we demonstrate the power of this station.
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^ The new death star introduction!
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^ New Death Star wireframes.
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When the Falcon arrives at Alderaan's coordinates, they find themselves in a cloud of rubble. .They follow a TIE fighter towards the Death Star and are captured by the station's tractor beam and brought into its hangar bay.^ EXT. SPACE Several TIE fighters approach the Death Star.
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^ INTERIOR: DEATH STAR -- HANGAR 2037.
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^ A squadron of TIE FIGHTERS emerge from the Executor and race toward the station.

.The group takes refuge in a command room on the station while Obi-Wan goes off by himself to disable the tractor beam.^ Even if I could take off, I'd never get past the tractor beam.
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^ The group straps in for take off.
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^ INTERIOR: MILLENNIUM FALCON -- CENTRAL HOLD AREA. Luke, saddened by the loss of Obi-Wan Kenobi, stares off blankly as the robots look on.
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.While they are waiting, they discover that Princess Leia is onboard and is scheduled to be executed.^ TARKIN: Princess Leia, before your execution I would like you to be my guest at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational.
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^ TARKIN Princess Leia, before your execution I would like you to be my guest at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational.
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.Sizing up the situation, Han, Luke, and Chewbacca stage a rescue and free the princess.^ Leia looks at Luke, and then up at where Han is.

^ HAN This is a rescue, not a diplomatic mission, Princess.

^ Han, Luke, and Leia get up.

.Making their way back to the Millennium Falcon, their path is cleared by the spectacle of a lightsaber duel between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader.^ VADER: Obi-Wan is here.
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^ VADER Obi-Wan is here.
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^ VADER: I've been waiting for you, Obi-Wan.
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Obi-Wan allows himself to be struck down as the others race onto the ship and escape.
.The Falcon journeys to the Rebel base at Yavin IV where the Death Star plans are analyzed by the Rebels and a potential weakness is found.^ DEATH STAR INTERCOM VOICE: Rebel base, in range.
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^ EXTERIOR: DEATH STAR TRENCH. The Rebel fighters evade the Imperial laser blasts.
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^ EXTERIOR: SPACE AROUND THE DEATH STAR. Two X-wings, a Y-wing, and the pirateship race toward Yavin in the distance.
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.The weakness will require the use of one-man fighters to slip past the Death Star's formidable defenses and attack a vulnerable exhaust port.^ A small one-man fighter should be able to penetrate the outer defense.
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^ Yeah, so he re-used the Death Star.
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^ EXT. DEATH STAR SURFACE - GUN EMPLACEMENTS A huge remote-control laser cannon fires at the approaching Rebel fighters.
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.Luke joins the assault team while Han collects his reward for the rescue and leaves, despite Luke's request for him to stay.^ LUKE: So...you got your reward and you're just leaving then?
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^ Luke turns and sees Han wink at him.
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^ The princess grabs Luke's gun and fires at a small grate in the wall next to Han, almost frying him.
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.The attack proceeds when the Death Star arrives in the system, with Darth Vader having placed a homing device on the Falcon.^ INT. DEATH STAR - BLAST CHAMBER VADER Commence primary ignition.
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^ EXTERIOR: DEATH STAR -- HUGE PORT DOORS. The helpless Millennium Falcon is pulled past a docking port control room and huge laser turret cannons.
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^ INT. DEATH STAR - CONTROL ROOM Darth Vader strides into the control room, where Tarkin is watching the huge view screen.
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.The Rebel fighters suffer heavy losses and, after several failed attack runs, Luke remains as one of the few surviving pilots.^ INT. LUKE'S X-WING FIGHTER - COCKPIT Luke nosedives radically, starting his attack on the monstrous fortress.
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^ Solo runs in toward Luke and they embrace one another, slapping each other on the back.
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^ Several of the Rebel troops break and run in a frenzied panic.
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.Vader appears with his own group of fighters and begins attacking the Rebel ships.^ Rebel fighters begin to swarm all over the gigantic ship.

^ The Death Star now appears to be a small moon growing rapidly in size as the Rebel fighters approach.
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^ VADER: Several fighters have broken off from the main group.
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.Luke begins his attack run with Vader in pursuit as the Death Star approaches firing range of Yavin IV. As Vader is about to fire at Luke's ship, Han arrives in the Millennium Falcon and attacks Vader and his wingmen, sending Vader's ship careening off into space.^ INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - GUNPORTS Luke fires at a TIE fighter.
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^ EXT. SPACE Several TIE fighters approach the Death Star.
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^ EXTERIOR: DARTH VADER'S TIE FIGHTER. Vader's ship spins off into space.
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.Guided by Obi-Wan's voice telling him to use the Force, Luke fires a successful shot which destroys the Death Star seconds before it fires on the Rebel base.^ INTERCOM VOICE: Stand by to fire at Rebel base.
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^ DEATH STAR INTERCOM VOICE: Rebel base, in range.
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^ DEATH STAR INTERCOM VOICE Rebel base, thirty seconds and closing.
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.Later, at a grand ceremony, Princess Leia awards medals to Luke and Han for their heroism in the battle.^ HAN: (to Luke and Leia) Get back to the ship!
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^ Leia looks at Luke, and then up at where Han is.

^ HAN (to Luke and Leia) Get back to the ship!
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Cast

.
The three lead actors of Star Wars from left to right: Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, and Harrison Ford as Han Solo.
  • Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker: Skywalker is a young man who lives with his aunt and uncle on the remote world Tatooine and who dreams of something greater than his current position in life.
  • Harrison Ford as Han Solo: Solo is a self-absorbed smuggler whom Obi-Wan and Luke meet in a cantina and with whom they later travel.^ HAN: (to Luke and Leia) Get back to the ship!
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    ^ Leia looks at Luke, and then up at where Han is.

    ^ STAR WARS - Here they come!

    .Solo, who owns the ship Millennium Falcon, is good friends with Chewbacca, the ship's co-pilot.
  • Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa: Organa is a member of the Imperial Senate and a leader of the Rebel Alliance.^ Red Leader hurries to his own ship.
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    ^ INTERIOR: MILLENNIUM FALCON -- COCKPIT While Chewbacca manipulates the controls, Leia turns, looking over her shoulder out the ports.
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    ^ INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - GUNPORT Solo swivels behind his cannon, his aim describing the arc of the TIE fighter.
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    .She plans to use the stolen Death Star plans to find the station's weakness.
  • Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi: Kenobi is an aging man who served as a Jedi Knight/Master during the Clone Wars.^ He claims to be the property of an Obi- Wan Kenobi.
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    ^ He claims to be the property of an Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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    ^ EXT. SPACE. An Imperial Stardestroyer heads toward the evil planet-like battle station: the Death Star!
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    .Early in the film, Kenobi introduces Luke to the Force.
  • Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin: Tarkin is the commander of the Death Star and a Regional Governor.^ LUKE Han, remember when we were on the Death Star?

    ^ INTERIOR: DEATH STAR -- HALLWAY. Luke, Han, Chewbacca, and Leia run down an empty hallway and stop before a bay window overlooking the pirateship.
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    ^ EXT. DEATH STAR SURFACE Luke's X-wing streaks through the trench, firing lasers.
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    .He leads the search for the Rebel Base, hoping to destroy it.
  • David Prowse as Darth Vader.^ INTERIOR: REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER -- CORRIDOR The evil Darth Vader stands amid the broken and twisted bodies of his foes.
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    ^ VADER There will be a sizeable reward for the one who can find the rebel pilot who destroyed the Death Star.

    ^ After a narrow escape from Yavin, the Rebel Alliance combs the galaxy in a desperate search for a more secure base of operations.

    .Vader is a Dark Lord of the Sith, and a prominent figure in the Galactic Empire who hopes to destroy the Rebel Alliance.^ He grabs a wounded Rebel Officer by the neck as an Imperial Officer rushes up to the Dark Lord.
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    ^ EMPEROR Have you confronted the Rebel fleet yet, Lord Vader?

    ^ Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.
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    .He was voiced by James Earl Jones.
  • Anthony Daniels as C-3PO: C-3PO is a protocol and interpreter droid who falls into the hands of Luke Skywalker.^ Anthony Daniels supplies her voice, and her presence is now 100% CGI. On set, Bea is represented by a tennis ball mounted on a pole.
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    ^ MUST have DV order somebody to "tell my star destroyer to prepare for my arrival" at least get James Earl Jones to read the line, whose voice is that, anyway, one of the interns who happened to be hangin around?
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    ^ INT. POWER STATION - DAY Luke bursts into the power station, waking The Fixer, a rugged mechanic and Camie, a sexy, disheveled girl who has been asleep in his lap.
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    .He is rarely without his counterpart droid, R2-D2.
  • Kenny Baker as R2-D2: R2-D2 is a mechanic droid who also falls into the hands of Luke.^ INT. POWER STATION - DAY Luke bursts into the power station, waking The Fixer, a rugged mechanic and Camie, a sexy, disheveled girl who has been asleep in his lap.
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    ^ INTERIOR: POWER STATION -- DAY. Luke bursts into the power station, waking The Fixer, a rugged mechanic and Camie, a sexy, disheveled girl who has been asleep in his lap.
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    ^ The dark figure swings his weapon hard at Luke and connects with Luke's saber, but the blue saber is knocked out of Luke's hands and is flung into the mud.

    .He is carrying a secret message for Obi-Wan Kenobi.^ He claims to be the property of an Obi- Wan Kenobi.
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    ^ He claims to be the property of an Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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    ^ INTERIOR: MILLENNIUM FALCON -- CENTRAL HOLD AREA. Luke, saddened by the loss of Obi-Wan Kenobi, stares off blankly as the robots look on.
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    .Like C-3PO, through the First Trilogy he is characteristically found with his subsequent partner C-3PO.
  • Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca: Chewbacca is the Wookiee co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon and a close friend of Han Solo.
  • Denis Lawson as Wedge Antilles: Antilles is a starfighter pilot who fights alongside Luke in the Battle of Yavin.^ WEDGE 'Just the battle of Yavin'?

    ^ Luke's in the co-pilot seat.

    ^ LUKE Mainly just the battle of Yavin.

    In the ending credits, Lawson's first name is misspelled "Dennis".
.Lucas shared a joint casting session with long-time friend Brian De Palma, who was casting his own film Carrie.^ Forgetting George Lucas...we have almost an entirely different artistic crew working on star wars at the moment, who are not responsible for the first films.
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^ At the time Lucas made the film, he had no idea he was going to be able to make sequels -plus 20th Century Fox owned the film at the time, and they did not know how to market the film and they would never release a film that had a notification that this was the fourth of six films.
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^ Many people who have them are convinced that their bootlegs are real because they got them so long ago around the time of the films release.
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As a result, Carrie Fisher and Sissy Spacek auditioned for both films in each other's respective roles.[4] .Lucas favored casting young actors without long-time experience.^ A long time can go by without one of these coming up for sale.
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^ Another super close up picture A long time can go by without one of these coming up for sale.
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^ Long live the greatest film maker of all time, the fantasticly tallented George Lucas!
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While reading for Luke Skywalker (then known as "Luke Starkiller"), Hamill found the dialogue to be extremely odd because of its universe-embedded concepts. .He chose to simply read it sincerely and was selected instead of William Katt, who was subsequently cast in Carrie.^ Instead, it is Bea Arthur who carries the important plans for the death star.
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[5][6][7]
.Lucas initially rejected the idea of using Harrison Ford, as he had previously worked with him on American Graffiti, and instead asked Ford to assist in the auditions by reading lines with the other actors and explaining the concepts and history behind the scenes that they were reading.^ INTERIOR: RED TEN'S COCKPIT. Red Ten works at his controls furiously, trying to avoid Vader's fighter behind him.
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^ The scenes that you described were shot by Lucas and part of the original script (they still exist in the novelization).
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^ INT. RED TEN'S COCKPIT Red Ten works at his controls furiously, trying to avoid Vader's fighter behind him.
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.Lucas was eventually won over by Ford's portrayal and cast him instead of Kurt Russell, Nick Nolte,[7] Christopher Walken, Billy Dee Williams (who would play Lando Calrissian in the sequel), and Perry King, who wound up playing Solo in the radio plays.^ This is similar to the style A Recalled U.S. "Gone With the Wind" one sheet, however there is some additional artwork that DOES include Billy Dee Williams!!!
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^ George Lucas eventually got wind of all this and went after the guy who was selling them.
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^ He motions to some troops, who pull up their guns toward him.

[4][5][8]
Virtually every young actress in Hollywood auditioned for the role of Princess Leia, including Terri Nunn,[9] Jodie Foster,[4] and Cindy Williams.[5] Carrie Fisher was cast under the condition that she lose 10 pounds of weight for the role. .Aware that the studio disagreed with his refusal to cast big-name stars, Lucas signed veteran stage and screen actor Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi.^ He claims to be the property of an Obi- Wan Kenobi.
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^ He claims to be the property of an Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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^ INTERIOR: MILLENNIUM FALCON -- CENTRAL HOLD AREA. Luke, saddened by the loss of Obi-Wan Kenobi, stares off blankly as the robots look on.
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[5] Additional casting took place in London, where Mayhew was cast as Chewbacca after he stood up to greet Lucas. Lucas immediately turned to Gary Kurtz, and requested that Mayhew be cast.[10] Daniels auditioned for and was cast as C-3PO after he saw a McQuarrie drawing of the character; struck by the vulnerability in the robot's face, he instantly wanted to help to bring the character to life.[5][11]

History

Writing

.Elements of the history of Star Wars are commonly disputed, as Lucas frequently makes statements about it that have changed over time.^ What's wrong with Lucas changing Star Wars?
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^ STAR WARS Episode IV A NEW HOPE From the JOURNAL OF THE WHILLS by George Lucas Revised Fourth Draft January 15, 1976 LUCASFILM LTD. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away...
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^ I saw Star Wars about fifteen times in 1977, when I was sixteen--it was NOT called A NEW HOPE. As other posters have pointed out, this was added for the reissue of the film that came out before The Empire Strikes Back.
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[12] .George Lucas completed directing his first full-length feature, THX 1138, in 1971. He has said that it was around this time that he first had the idea for Star Wars,[13] though he has also claimed to have had the idea long before then.^ Lucas has said Star Wars is made up of 9 complete stories.
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^ Hundreds of people worked on Star Wars under the direct orders of George Lucas.
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^ What's wrong with Lucas changing Star Wars?
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[14] .One of the most influential works on Lucas's early concepts was the Flash Gordon space adventure comics and serials.^ AM Originally posted by MacCrazy i think those stories are the comic series he's working on.
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^ D i think those stories are the comic series he's working on.
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[15] .Lucas even made an attempt to purchase the rights to remake Flash Gordon at one point, but could not afford them.^ Even Lucas felt that all he could hope for was a modest hit and most of his friends figured the film would flop.
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^ LOM I made a recording, right under Lord Vader's nose-if he has one.

[16]
.Following the completion of THX 1138, Lucas was granted a two-film development deal with United Artists at the Cannes Film Festival in May of that year for American Graffiti, and an idea for a space opera he called The Star Wars.^ Lucas has said Star Wars is made up of 9 complete stories.
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^ EXTERIOR: SPACE AROUND THE DEATH STAR. Two X-wings, a Y-wing, and the pirateship race toward Yavin in the distance.
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^ MacCrazy 05-20-2005, 10:29 AM Originally posted by aplnub Lucas has said Star Wars is made up of 9 complete stories.
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He showed United Artists the script for American Graffiti, but they passed on the film. .Universal Studios picked the film up,[17] and Lucas spent the next two years completing it.^ Why would Lucas put up "Episode IV" on a film he was worried no one would see?
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^ MacCrazy 05-20-2005, 10:29 AM Originally posted by aplnub Lucas has said Star Wars is made up of 9 complete stories.
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^ Fireball1244 05-20-2005, 07:10 PM Originally posted by aplnub [B]Lucas has said Star Wars is made up of 9 complete stories.
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.Only then did he turn his attention to The Star Wars.^ I have the 1976 novelization of Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker (Ballantine), & there are NO chapter titles, only roman numerals.
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^ Agreed MacCrazy I only really got into star wars a week ago but saw the first two (Episode I and II that is at the cinema).
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^ I only use "ANH" to clarify things - I mean, If I say "the first movie," am I talking about Star Wars or Phantom Menace?
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He began writing the treatment in January 1973, unsure what would come of Graffiti, and still very much in debt.[17]
Lucas began his creation process by taking small notes, inventing odd names and assigning them possible characterizations. .Lucas would discard many of these by the time the final script was written, but he included several names and places in the final script or its sequels (such as Luke Skywalker and Han Solo).^ Luke finally just picks up his saber with his hand and staggers on behind Han.

^ At one time, many ords ago, I was one of them until I finally decided to leave.

^ Lucas has tried to say this time and again at interviews that he had the whole mulit-part saga Luke/Vader angle worked out, but the original scripts for Empire Strikes Back totally contradict this.
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He revived others decades later when he wrote his prequel trilogy (such as Mace Windy, renamed Windu). .He used these initial names and ideas to compile a two-page synopsis titled "The Journal of the Whills", which bore little resemblance to the final story.^ Another reference may be to the name "Ariel," most recently used in _The Little Mermaid_, but also in _The Tempest_ and _The Rape of the Lock_.
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^ Original Release Title The Story Of Star Wars Country United States Format LP Release Date 1977 Includes a 16 pages booklet in color.

[18] .The Journal told the tale of the son of a famous pilot who is trained as a "padawaan" apprentice of a revered "Jedi-Bendu".[18] Frustrated after being told that his story was too difficult to understand,[19] Lucas started again on a completely new outline, this time borrowing heavily from Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress[20], so much so that he at one time considered buying the rights to the film.^ STAR WARS Episode IV A NEW HOPE From the JOURNAL OF THE WHILLS by George Lucas Revised Fourth Draft January 15, 1976 LUCASFILM LTD. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away...
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^ MacCrazy 05-20-2005, 10:29 AM Originally posted by aplnub Lucas has said Star Wars is made up of 9 complete stories.
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^ Fireball1244 05-20-2005, 07:10 PM Originally posted by aplnub [B]Lucas has said Star Wars is made up of 9 complete stories.
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[21] He relied on a plot synopsis from Donald Richie's book The Films of Akira Kurosawa and wrote a 14-page draft that paralleled The Hidden Fortress, with names and settings reminiscent of the science fiction genre.[22]
Both United Artists and Universal passed on their options for the film later that year, citing the risk involved in the project's potentially high budget. Lucas pursued Alan Ladd, Jr., the head of 20th Century Fox, and in June 1973 closed a deal to write and direct the film. .Although Ladd did not grasp the technical side of the project, he believed that Lucas was talented.^ Although Lucas would never do Zaughn's books as movies, it would be nice if he did.
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^ You guys oughtta put half the work and passion into some project of your own the way Lucas did with Star Wars.
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^ Lucas did his homework on the myth stuff, I can't believe he just plopped the midi-chlorian thing in nilly-willy.
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.Lucas later stated that Ladd "invested in me, he did not invest in the movie."^ Although Lucas would never do Zaughn's books as movies, it would be nice if he did.
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^ Lucas did change the name, but sadly the originals, which by my standards are stand alone movies independent of the SE, are probably not going to be released anytime soon.
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[5] The deal afforded Lucas $150,000 to write and direct.
.Later that year, Lucas began writing a full script of his synopsis, which he would complete in May 1974. In this script he reintroduced the Jedi, which had been absent in his previous treatment, as well as their enemies, the Sith.^ This would be proof that Lucas isn't completely full of sh*t to me.
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^ I would fully support Lucas completely canning ep 1 & 2 and reshooting them to be proper movies.
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^ These printer's proofs would then be shown to the various people in a position to "OK" them, and once they were completely approved, the printer would print the full print run of the posters.
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He changed the protagonist, who had been a mature General in the treatment, to an adolescent boy, and he shifted the General into a supporting role as a member of a family of dwarfs.[5][23] Lucas envisioned the Corellian smuggler, Han Solo, as a large, green-skinned monster with gills. .He based Chewbacca on his Alaskan malamute dog, Indiana, who often acted as the director's "co-pilot" by sitting in the passenger seat of his car.^ Hersch is in the co-pilot seat.

^ Luke's in the co-pilot seat.

^ Chewbacca: While the character was largely based on Marcia Lucas' pet malamute Indiana, the name simply popped into George's head one day [_Skywalking_].
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[23]
Many of the final elements in the film began to take shape, though the plot,[24] was still far removed from the final script. .It did, however, begin to diverge from The Hidden Fortress and take on the general story elements that would comprise the final film.^ He did say, however, when episode IV came out (that is, what we would now call episode VII), the Mellienium Falcon would "really fly."
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.Lucas began researching the science fiction genre, both watching films and reading books and comics.^ I've read the expanded universe books, played the games, watched each film at least a 100 times.
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[25] His first script incorporated ideas from many new sources. .The script would also introduce the concept of a Jedi master father and his son, training to be a Jedi under the father's Jedi friend, which would ultimately form the basis for the film and even the trilogy.^ It would be up to a Jedi himself to choose what appearance they give off in that spirit form.
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However, in this draft, the father is a hero who is still alive at the start of the film.[26] .The script was also the first time Darth Vader appeared in the story, though other than being a villain, he bore little resemblance to the final character.^ It was even better this time than the first time.
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^ Darth Vader appears at the far end of the hallway and starts after the old Jedi.
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^ I was very little when I saw star wars and I remeber asking why it was episode iv, being told that meant 4 and asking where the other 3 were.
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.Lucas grew distracted by other projects, but he would return to complete a second draft of The Star Wars by January 1975; while still having some differences in the characters and relationships.^ He had one story (Star Wars) and some general backstory for each of the characters.
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^ Lucas has said Star Wars is made up of 9 complete stories.
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^ What's wrong with Lucas changing Star Wars?
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.For example, the protagonist Luke (Starkiller in this draft) had several brothers, as well as his father who appears in a minor role at the end of the film.^ Early drafts of TESB include visions of Luke's father (NOT Vader) & a love triangle between Luke, Leia (NOT related), & Han.
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^ LUKE Well, who...
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^ LUKE: Well, I'll be at the Academy next season...after that who knows.
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The script became more of a fairy tale quest as opposed to the more grounded action-adventure of the previous versions. This version ended with another text crawl which previewed the next story in the series. .This draft was also the first to introduce the concept of a Jedi turning to the dark side; a historical Jedi that became the first to ever fall to the dark side, and then trained the Sith to use it.^ Then again, the whole point of the thing is that the jedi abilities are waning and they can't detect the dark side all around them.
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^ Shame on you Obi-wan well, sith and jedi - just two sides of the same coin ;) .
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^ You have to wonder why I put forth any effort at all to turn 'em over to the Dark Side.
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.Lucas hired conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie to create paintings of certain scenes around this time.^ Ralph Mcquarrie: Artist, genius.
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^ Well, George Lucas' input in the design of the Millenium Falcon was "Ralph, i want a spaceship that looks like a hamburger" And McQuarrie comes up with the coolest ship of all time....
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^ Way more action than drama, but I think Lucas stuck to his strengths more this time--avoided too many of the "love" scenes--but the sense of tragedy was still strong.
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When Lucas delivered his screenplay to the studio, he included several of McQuarrie's paintings.[27]
.A third draft, dated August 1, 1975, was titled The Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Starkiller which now had most of the elements of the final plot, with only some differences in the characters and settings.^ To collectors, some of the most desired posters are the Advances for Star Wars.
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^ He had one story (Star Wars) and some general backstory for each of the characters.
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^ The original scripts for Star Wars didn't even have a Luke (Skywalker or Starkiller) character in them!
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.Luke was again an only child, and his father was, for the first time, written as dead.^ Luke only asks Ben what happened to his father after Ben hands Luke the lightsaber.
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^ This is the first time we have even SEEN a Spanish Style C. According to starwarsmovieposter.com there were only about 200 (yes 200!
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.This script would be re-written for the fourth and final draft, dated January 1, 1976 as The Adventures of Luke Starkiller as taken from the Journal of the Whills.^ STAR WARS Episode IV A NEW HOPE From the JOURNAL OF THE WHILLS by George Lucas Revised Fourth Draft January 15, 1976 LUCASFILM LTD. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away...
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^ Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope Script Episode IV A New Hope From the JOURNAL OF THE WHILLS by George Lucas Revised Fourth Draft January 15, 1976 LUCASFILM LTD. .
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.Saga I: Star Wars.^ STAR WARS SAGA MOVIE POSTER CHECKLIST .
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^ With the cash cow that Star Wars is, I would not be surprised if long after Lucas is gone, his descendants do not continue the saga like Star Trek.
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^ The six part Star Wars saga is meant to be a six film serial that will one day be viewed in the correct order by people who are not even born today.
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.Lucas worked with his friends Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck to revise the fourth draft into the final pre-production script.^ STAR WARS Episode IV A NEW HOPE From the JOURNAL OF THE WHILLS by George Lucas Revised Fourth Draft January 15, 1976 LUCASFILM LTD. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away...
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^ Revised Fourth Draft, January 15, 1976.
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^ I won't be drafted into the Imperial Starfleet that's for sure...Take care of yourself, you'll always be the best friend I've got.
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[28] 20th Century Fox approved a budget of $8,250,000; American Graffiti, having been released in 1973 to positive reviews, allowed Lucas to renegotiate his deal with Alan Ladd, Jr. and request the sequel rights to the film. For Lucas, this deal protected Star Wars' unwritten segments and most of the merchandising profits.[5][29] .Lucas would continue to tweak the script during shooting, most notably adding the death of Kenobi after realizing he served no purpose in the ending of the film.^ INTERIOR: DEATH STAR -- HALLWAY. Vader and Ben Kenobi continue their powerful duel.
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^ Why would Lucas put up "Episode IV" on a film he was worried no one would see?
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^ These films are not just Lucas's, hundreds if not thousands of people worked on them, and Lucas has no business unilaterally throwing their work away.
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[30][31]

Lucas's claims

.Lucas has often alleged that the entire original trilogy was written as one film; that the Star Wars script was too long, so he split it into three films.^ STAR WARS movie poster film poster one sheet .
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^ The original title when the film was released in 1977 was simply "Star Wars."
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^ Good Luck on original Star Wars!
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[5][32][33] .However, none of Lucas's drafts had more pages or scenes than his final draft.^ However, without the mechanical shark, he had to find another way to make those scenes as suspenseful as possible--much more suspenseful than actually showing the shark.
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^ Many more people worked on Star Wars than Lucas.
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Lucas's second draft is usually cited as the script he is referring to with these comments.[34] .Michael Kaminski argues in his work The Secret History of Star Wars that this draft is structurally very similar to the final film in plot arrangement, and that the only elements from it that were saved for the sequels were an asteroid field space chase (moved to The Empire Strikes Back) and a forest battle involving Wookiees (moved to Return of the Jedi, with Ewoks in place of Wookiees), and that none of the major plotlines of the sequels are present.^ The Empire Strikes Back (03:13) .

^ STAR WARS - The final battle (07:15) .

^ Star Wars is his work of art.
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[34] Lucas himself has actually occasionally admitted this.[35]

Production

.In 1975, Lucas founded the visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) after discovering that 20th Century Fox's visual effects department had been disbanded.^ The bootleg's colors are different as well, most notably the 20th Century Fox logo is way too blue compared with the original.
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^ At the time Lucas made the film, he had no idea he was going to be able to make sequels -plus 20th Century Fox owned the film at the time, and they did not know how to market the film and they would never release a film that had a notification that this was the fourth of six films.
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^ I think Lucas should do one last release of the original Star Wars trilogy with newly added scenes and enhanced visual effects (ANH Jabba).
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.ILM began its work on Star Wars in a warehouse in Van Nuys, California.^ Star Wars is his work of art.
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^ STAR WARS - The little people work (04:50) .

^ Forgetting George Lucas...we have almost an entirely different artistic crew working on star wars at the moment, who are not responsible for the first films.
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Most of the visual effects used motion control photography, which creates the illusion of size by employing small models and slowly moving cameras. .Model spaceships were constructed on the basis of drawings by Joe Johnston, input from Lucas, and paintings by McQuarrie.^ Well, George Lucas' input in the design of the Millenium Falcon was "Ralph, i want a spaceship that looks like a hamburger" And McQuarrie comes up with the coolest ship of all time....
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.Lucas opted to abandon the traditional sleekness of science fiction by creating a "used universe" in which all devices, ships, and buildings looked aged and dirty.^ Veto power is not the same as creation, and veto power is all Lucas has over many decisions.
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^ I'm sick of Fucking Clowns who claim that all CGI must look bad, and use that to defend bad CGI in film.
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^ Well, George Lucas' input in the design of the Millenium Falcon was "Ralph, i want a spaceship that looks like a hamburger" And McQuarrie comes up with the coolest ship of all time....
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[5][36][37]
A traditional underground building in Matmâta, Tunisia, was used as a set for Luke's home on Tatooine.
When filming began on March 22, 1976 in the Tunisian desert for the scenes on the planet Tatooine,[38] the project faced several problems.[39] .Lucas fell behind schedule in the first week of shooting due to a rare Tunisian rainstorm, malfunctioning props, and electronic breakdowns.^ Lucas should ditch Greedo shooting first, and redo Jabba as he was in Episode 1.
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^ I am first of the line to critique Lucas for butchering (greedo shoot first) and making and greedy toy-crap scheme with his movies, but this guy planned all along the Luke I .
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[40] .When actor Anthony Daniels wore the C-3PO outfit for the first time, the left leg piece shattered down through the plastic covering his left foot, stabbing him.^ I'd rather that after the first time a movie comes out that it be left alone.
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.After completing filming in Tunisia, production moved into the more controlled environment of Elstree Studios, near London.^ Personally, I don't mind if Lucas continues to tinker with the films to make them into a more integrated feature.
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[40] However, significant problems, such as a crew that had little interest in the film, still arose.[5][40] .Most of the crew considered the project a "children's film," rarely took their work seriously, and often found it unintentionally humorous.^ They are most often found in subway displays.
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[41] Actor Kenny Baker later confessed that he thought the film would be a failure. .Harrison Ford found the film "weird" in that there was a Princess with buns for hair and what he called a "giant in a monkey suit" named Chewbacca.^ The fake is darker, the writing on the bottom border is thicker, and there is a "hair" on the back of the princess (here is a picture of a REAL one without the hair).
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Ford also found the dialogue difficult, saying "George, you can type this shit, but you can't say it!".[42]
.Lucas clashed with cinematographer Gilbert Taylor, whom producer Gary Kurtz called "old-school" and "crotchety".[5] Moreover, with a background in independent filmmaking, Lucas was accustomed to creating most of the elements of the film himself.^ If the current crew were the crew that created the OLD star wars films....Star Wars would not have taken off to the extent it has today.
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^ Even Lucas felt that all he could hope for was a modest hit and most of his friends figured the film would flop.
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^ Although it is often claimed by George Lucas that Star Wars was always intended as part of a series (originally nine parts, later six), producer Gary Kurtz claimed differently in a interview in 1999.
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His camera suggestions were rejected by an offended Taylor, who felt that Lucas was over-stepping his boundaries by giving specific instructions. .Lucas eventually became frustrated that the costumes, sets and other elements were not living up to his original vision of Star Wars.^ Good Luck on original Star Wars!
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^ What's wrong with Lucas changing Star Wars?
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^ This is a beautiful example of an original ROLLED movie poster (3 piece set) UNUSED from the 1977 George Lucas classic "Star Wars".
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He rarely spoke to the actors, who felt that he expected too much of them while providing little direction. His directions to the actors usually consisted of the words "faster" and "more intense".[5]
.Ladd offered Lucas some of the only support from the studio; he dealt with scrutiny from board members over the rising budget and complex screenplay drafts.^ This left some of the things Lucas wanted to do in ANH on the drawing board.
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.After production fell two weeks behind schedule, Ladd told Lucas that he had to finish production within a week or he would be forced to shut down production.^ Behind him two more TIEs swoop down, firing their green laser bolts.

.The crew split into three units, led by Lucas, Kurtz and production supervisor Robert Watts.^ Fox insisted on all three, so eventually Lucas came around and split his restoration team into three units to handle all three OT flicks.
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Under the new system, the project met the studio's deadline.[5][40]
Mayan ruins at Tikal, Guatemala, which were used in the film as the rebel base.
During production, the cast attempted to make Lucas laugh or smile as he often appeared depressed. At one point, the project became so demanding that Lucas was diagnosed with hypertension and exhaustion and was warned to reduce his stress level.[5][40] .Post-production was equally stressful due to increasing pressure from 20th Century Fox.^ The bootleg's colors are different as well, most notably the 20th Century Fox logo is way too blue compared with the original.
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^ Rescued out of a dumpster on the back lot at 20th Century Fox Studios back in 1977.
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^ According to the L.A. Times, quoting Kelly Miller (national advertising production manager at 20th Century Fox at the time), there were about 8800 Revenge of the Jedi posters printed.
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Moreover, Mark Hamill's car accident left his face visibly scarred, which suppressed re-shoots.[40]
Star Wars was originally slated for release in Christmas 1976; however, delays pushed the film's release to summer 1977. Already anxious about meeting his deadline, Lucas was shocked when his editor's first cut of the film was a "complete disaster." After attempting to persuade the original editor to cut the film his way, Lucas replaced the editor with Paul Hirsch and Richard Chew. .He also allowed his then-wife Marcia Lucas to aid the editing process while she was cutting the film New York, New York with Lucas's friend Martin Scorsese.^ No one but Lucas and this site calls the first film A New Hope.
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^ Even Lucas felt that all he could hope for was a modest hit and most of his friends figured the film would flop.
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^ Hopefully Lucas will be so kind as to include the original versions of the OT and whatever other edits or changes he makes along with the new versions.
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.Richard Chew found the film had an unenergetic pace; it had been cut in a by-the-book manner: scenes were played out in master shots that flowed into close-up coverage.^ The bounty hunter goes out into space pulling Han, still wrapped up, behind him.

^ Luke observes the scene playing out before him.

^ I've read the expanded universe books, played the games, watched each film at least a 100 times.
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He found that the pace was dictated by the actors instead of the cuts. Hirsch and Chew worked on two reels simultaneously; whoever finished first moved on to the next.[5]
Meanwhile, Industrial Light & Magic was struggling to achieve unprecedented special effects. The company had spent half of its budget on four shots that Lucas deemed unacceptable.[40] Moreover, theories surfaced that the workers at ILM lacked discipline, forcing Lucas to intervene frequently to ensure that they were on schedule.[5] With hundreds of uncompleted shots remaining, ILM was forced to finish a year's work in six months. .Lucas inspired ILM by editing together aerial dogfights from old war films, which enhanced the pacing of the scenes.^ Forgetting George Lucas...we have almost an entirely different artistic crew working on star wars at the moment, who are not responsible for the first films.
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^ If the current crew were the crew that created the OLD star wars films....Star Wars would not have taken off to the extent it has today.
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^ I think Lucas should do one last release of the original Star Wars trilogy with newly added scenes and enhanced visual effects (ANH Jabba).
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[5]
.During the chaos of production and post-production, the team made decisions about character voicing and sound effects.^ He dreamed up the world, but the FX shots and the design style is the work of his art and post-production crew, and the decisions made in filmmaking cannot easily be reversed ad infinitum.
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.Sound designer Ben Burtt had created a library of sounds that Lucas referred to as an "organic soundtrack". Blaster sounds were a modified recording of a steel cable, under tension, being struck.^ Ben seems to be under increasing pressure and strain, as if an invisible weight were being placed upon him.
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For Chewbacca's growls, Burtt recorded and combined sounds made by dogs, bears, lions, tigers and walruses to create phrases and sentences. .Lucas and Burtt created the robotic voice of R2-D2 by filtering their voices through an electronic synthesizer.^ The little R2 unit makes a series of electronic sounds that only another robot could understand.
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^ INT. REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER - MAIN PASSAGEWAY An explosion rocks the ship as two robots, Artoo-Detoo (R2- D2) and See-Threepio (C-3PO) struggle to make their way through the shaking, bouncing passageway.
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^ INTERIOR: REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER -- MAIN PASSAGEWAY. An explosion rocks the ship as two robots, Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) and See-Threepio (C-3PO) struggle to make their way through the shaking, bouncing passageway.
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Darth Vader's breathing was achieved by Burtt breathing through the mask of a scuba tank implanted with a microphone.[43] .Lucas never intended to use the voice of David Prowse, who portrayed Darth Vader in costume, because of Prowse's English West Country accent.^ "OK, who can do a good Darth Vader voice?"
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^ Lucas always bitches about how Star Wars never had enough humour in it but NO ONE ever complained about THAT! Don't change things because you can.
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^ Darth Vader: Intended to evoke "dark father" [_Rolling Stone_ interview w/ Lucas?
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.He originally wanted Orson Welles to speak for Darth Vader.^ INT. RED TEN'S COCKPIT Darth Vader's well-aimed laserfire proves to be unavoidable, and strikes Red Ten's ship.
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^ INTERIOR: RED TEN'S COCKPIT. Darth Vader's well-aimed laserfire proves to be unavoidable, and strikes Red Ten's ship.
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.However, he felt that Welles' voice would be too recognizable, so he cast the lesser-known James Earl Jones.^ MUST have DV order somebody to "tell my star destroyer to prepare for my arrival" at least get James Earl Jones to read the line, whose voice is that, anyway, one of the interns who happened to be hangin around?
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[44] .Nor did Lucas intend to use Anthony Daniels' voice for C-3PO. Thirty well-established voice actors, such as Stan Freberg, read for the voice of the droid.^ Anthony Daniels supplies her voice, and her presence is now 100% CGI. On set, Bea is represented by a tennis ball mounted on a pole.
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According to Daniels, one of the major voice actors, believed by some sources to be Stan Freberg, recommended Daniels' voice for the role.[5][23]
When Lucas screened an early cut of the film for his friends, among them directors Brian De Palma, John Milius and Steven Spielberg, their reactions were disappointing. .Spielberg, who claimed to have been the only person in the audience to have enjoyed the film,[5] believed that the lack of enthusiasm was due to the absence of finished special effects.^ I'm sick of Fucking Clowns who claim that all CGI must look bad, and use that to defend bad CGI in film.
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^ Special Editions are the same people who bash TPM and ATOC. Despite the fact that none of you have seen ATOC and the only person who has says it is the second coming.
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.Lucas later said that the group was honest and seemed bemused by the film.^ JW seemed really excited about it and said that it would help with continuity of the films!!
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In contrast, Alan Ladd, Jr. and the rest of 20th Century Fox loved the film: one of the executives, Gareth Wigan, told Lucas, "This is the greatest film I've ever seen", and cried during the screening. Lucas found the experience shocking and rewarding, having never gained any approval from studio executives before.[5] .Although the delays increased the budget from $8 million to $11 million, the film was still the least expensive of the Star Wars saga.^ What's funny is that to most of the people reading this, I am still very much a light-weight on Star Wars info.
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^ The original title when the film was released in 1977 was simply "Star Wars."
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^ Forgetting George Lucas...we have almost an entirely different artistic crew working on star wars at the moment, who are not responsible for the first films.
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Cinematic and literary allusions

.According to Lucas, the film was inspired by numerous sources, such as Beowulf and King Arthur for the origins of myth and world religions.^ I just want lucas to give in and digitally insert Bea Arthur into all the films.
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^ And now Lucas needs to go back to his original films AGAIN, because he needs to bridge the gap more between the original trilogy and this one.
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^ The World's Greatest Star Wars Vintage Movie Posters * Vintage Original Movie Posters * Star Wars Posters * Star Wars Movie Posters * Star Wars Film Posters .
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[5] .Lucas originally wanted to rely heavily on the 1930s Flash Gordon film serials; however, Lucas resorted to Akira Kurosawa's film The Hidden Fortress and Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces because of copyright issues with Flash Gordon.^ I just want lucas to give in and digitally insert Bea Arthur into all the films.
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^ These films are not just Lucas's, hundreds if not thousands of people worked on them, and Lucas has no business unilaterally throwing their work away.
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^ Dear Harry, I've always wanted to write you and I feel that if Lucas wants to mess with them again, then he should seriously think about fixing that ending to the whole trilogy.
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[45][46] .Star Wars features several parallels to Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon, such as the conflict between Rebels and Imperial Forces, the "wipes" between scenes, and the famous opening crawl that begins each film.^ EXTERIOR: DEATH STAR TRENCH. The Rebel fighters evade the Imperial laser blasts.
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^ The Official Star Wars fan club actually purchased several thousand of the fake Style A's back in the late 1980's believing they were real.
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^ And if I'm not mistaken, both the novelization and Marvel adaptation of 'Star Wars' featured scenes between Han Solo and a human Jabba the Hut.
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.A concept borrowed from Flash Gordon—a fusion of futuristic technology and traditional magic—was originally developed by one of the founders of science fiction, H. G. Wells.^ This poster ranks right up there with the Star Wars Mylar and Happy Birthday one sheets, as well as holding its own against the original Concert poster.
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Wells believed the Industrial Revolution had quietly destroyed the idea that fairy-tale magic might be real. Thus, he found that plausibility was required to allow myth to work properly, and substituted elements of the Industrial Era: time machines instead of magic carpets, Martians instead of dragons, and scientists instead of wizards. Wells called his new genre "scientific fantasia."[47][48][49]
.Star Wars was influenced by the 1958 Kurosawa film The Hidden Fortress; for instance, the two bickering peasants evolved into C-3PO and R2-D2, and a Japanese family crest seen in the film is similar to the Imperial Crest.^ STAR WARS movie poster film poster one sheet .
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^ INT. REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER - MAIN PASSAGEWAY An explosion rocks the ship as two robots, Artoo-Detoo (R2- D2) and See-Threepio (C-3PO) struggle to make their way through the shaking, bouncing passageway.
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^ STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS movie poster film poster one sheet .
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.Star Wars borrows heavily from another Kurosawa film, Yojimbo.^ STAR WARS movie poster film poster one sheet .
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^ STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS movie poster film poster one sheet .
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^ STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES movie poster film poster one sheet .
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In both films, several men threaten the hero, bragging how wanted they are by authorities. .The situation ends with an arm being cut off by a blade.^ He loses his balance off the end of the bridge as Leia, behind him, takes hold of his arm and pulls him back.
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.Mifune is offered "twenty-five ryo now, twenty-five when you complete the mission", whereas Han Solo is offered "Two thousand now, plus fifteen when we reach Alderaan."^ But we could pay you two thousand now, plus fifteen when we reach Alderaan.
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^ I had no choice, but I've got a charter now and I can pay you back, plus a little extra.
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^ Han Solo slowly reaches for his gun under the table.
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.Lucas's affection for Kurosawa may have influenced his decision to visit Japan in the early 1970s, leading some to believe he borrowed the name "Jedi" from jidaigeki (which in English means "period dramas," and refers to films typically featuring samurai).^ Personally, I don't mind if Lucas continues to tinker with the films to make them into a more integrated feature.
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^ It is believed by some that this may be the first printing, although this can not be proven.
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^ The original derivation may have been from "chewing tobacco"; some European rassers report that the name was translated along those lines when the films were dubbed.
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[49][50]
Tatooine is similar to Arrakis from Frank Herbert's book Dune. .Arrakis is the only known source of a longevity drug called the Spice Melange; Han Solo is a spice smuggler who has been through the spice mines of Kessel.^ We'll be sent to the spice mine of Kessel or smashed into who knows what!
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.Lucas's original concept of the film dealt heavily with the transport of spice, although the nature of the material remained unexplored.^ And now Lucas needs to go back to his original films AGAIN, because he needs to bridge the gap more between the original trilogy and this one.
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.In the conversation at Obi-Wan Kenobi's home between Obi-Wan and Luke, Luke expresses a belief that his father was a navigator on a spice freighter.^ He claims to be the property of an Obi- Wan Kenobi.
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^ He was a navigator on a spice freighter.
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^ The cave conversation between luke and Obi-1 (will be more??
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.Other similarities include those between Princess Leia and Princess Alia (pronounced /əˈliːə/), and between Jedi mind tricks and "The Voice," a controlling ability used by Bene Gesserit.^ Beta is nice for those of us who know that this is a Work in Progress, while others who are not used to it always leave with a bad taste in their mouth.
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^ INT. MASSASSI OUTPOST - WAR ROOM Dodonna and Princess Leia, with Threepio beside them, listen intently to the talk between the pilots.
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^ Dodonna and several other dignitaries sit on the left of the Princess Leia.
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In passing, Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru are "Moisture Farmers"; in Dune, Dew Collectors are used by Fremen to "provide a small but reliable source of water."[51][52] Frank Herbert reported that, "David Lynch, [director of 1984 film Dune] had trouble with the fact that Star Wars used up so much of Dune." The pair found "sixteen points of identity" and they calculated that, "the odds against coincidence produced a number larger than the number of stars in the universe."[53]
.The Death Star assault scene was modeled after the film The Dam Busters (1955), in which Royal Air Force Lancaster bombers fly along heavily defended reservoirs and aim "bouncing bombs" at their man-made dams to cripple the heavy industry of the Ruhr.^ INTERIOR: DEATH STAR -- HALLWAY LEADING TO MAIN FORWARD BAY. Ben hurries along one of the tunnels leading to the hangar where the pirateship waits.
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^ EXTERIOR: DEATH STAR TRENCH. The three TIE fighters race along in the trench in a tight formation.
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^ EXT. DEATH STAR TRENCH The three TIE fighters race along in the trench in a tight formation.
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.Some of the dialogue in The Dam Busters is repeated in the Star Wars climax; Gilbert Taylor also filmed the special effects sequences in The Dam Busters.^ To collectors, some of the most desired posters are the Advances for Star Wars.
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^ Country Spain Format LP Release Date 1977 Story of Star Wars with Spanish dialogue.

^ Please scroll down to see some of the finest vintage original Star Wars movie posters available for sale anywhere!
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[54] .In addition, the sequence was partially inspired by the climax of the film 633 Squadron (1964) directed by Walter Grauman,[55] in which RAF Mosquitos attack a German heavy water plant by flying down a narrow fiord to drop special bombs at a precise point while avoiding anti-aircraft guns and German fighters.^ INTERIOR: READ LEADER'S X-WING FIGHTER -- COCKPIT -- TRAVELING. Red Leader flies through a heavy hail of flak.
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^ INT. READ LEADER'S X-WING FIGHTER - COCKPIT - TRAVELING Red Leader flies through a heavy hail of flak.
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^ INT. LUKE'S X-WING - COCKPIT - TRAVELING The Red Leader's X-wing flies past Luke as he puts his nose down and starts his attack dive.
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Clips from both films were included in Lucas's temporary dogfight footage version of the sequence.[15]
.The opening shot of Star Wars, in which a detailed spaceship fills the screen overhead, is a nod to the scene introducing the interplanetary spacecraft Discovery One in Stanley Kubrick's seminal 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.^ STAR WARS movie poster film poster one sheet .
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^ STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS movie poster film poster one sheet .
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^ Quite possibly the rarest one sheet sized original issue poster for Star Wars.
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.The earlier big-budget science fiction film influenced the look of Star Wars in many other ways, including the use of EVA pods, hexagonal corridors, and primitive computer graphics.^ Star Wars poster included.

^ I saw Star Wars about fifteen times in 1977, when I was sixteen--it was NOT called A NEW HOPE. As other posters have pointed out, this was added for the reissue of the film that came out before The Empire Strikes Back.
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^ The original title when the film was released in 1977 was simply "Star Wars."
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.The Death Star has a docking bay reminiscent of the one on the orbiting space station in 2001.^ INTERIOR: DEATH STAR -- DOCKING BAY 2037.
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^ EXT. SPACE. An Imperial Stardestroyer heads toward the evil planet-like battle station: the Death Star!
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^ EXTERIOR: SPACE AROUND THE DEATH STAR. Two X-wings, a Y-wing, and the pirateship race toward Yavin in the distance.
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[56] .The film also draws on The Wizard of Oz (1939): similarities exist between Jawas and Munchkins; the main characters disguise themselves as enemy soldiers; and when Obi-Wan dies, he leaves only his empty robe, similar to the melting of the Wicked Witch of the West.^ Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.
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[57][58] Although golden and male, C-3PO is inspired by the robot Maria from Fritz Lang's 1927 film Metropolis. His whirring sounds were speculated to be inspired by the clanking noises of the Tin Woodsman in The Wizard of Oz (1939).[59][60]

Soundtrack

.On the recommendation of his friend Steven Spielberg, Lucas hired composer John Williams, who had worked with Spielberg on the film Jaws, for which he won an Academy Award.^ Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Main Title (05:18) composed by John Williams .

^ Jedi Rocks (02:49) Source Music - Composed by Jerry Hey and John Williams .

^ Presumed Innocent - Presumed Innocent (04:14) composed by John Williams .

.Lucas felt that the film would portray visually foreign worlds, but that the musical score would give the audience an emotional familiarity.^ Why would Lucas put up "Episode IV" on a film he was worried no one would see?
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^ I just want lucas to give in and digitally insert Bea Arthur into all the films.
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^ Even Lucas felt that all he could hope for was a modest hit and most of his friends figured the film would flop.
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.In March 1977, Williams conducted the London Symphony Orchestra to record the Star Wars soundtrack in twelve days.^ Main Title (05:51) STAR WARS (Williams) 1977 .

^ SoundtrackCollector: Soundtrack details: Star Wars .

^ The Princess Appears (04:04) Side 3 - Music performed by London Symphony Orchestra .

[5]
.Lucas wanted a grand musical sound for Star Wars, with leitmotifs to provide distinction.^ Lucas is an individual who can do what he wants with the Star Wars franchise.
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^ What's wrong with Lucas changing Star Wars?
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^ Ah screw it.Lucas is going to do whatever he wants-and I'll still love Star Wars.
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.Therefore, he assembled his favorite orchestral pieces for the soundtrack, until John Williams convinced him that an original score would be unique and more unified.^ Well I've been thinking for a while now that George is going to go over the original trilogy one more time before putting out the "six-pack" it would explain why he's so vigilant about not putting anything out until 2006.
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^ Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Main Theme (06:59) (J. Williams) not the original soundtrack .

^ John Williams just did an interview about the AOTC soundtrack and added that he and George want to add the Imperial March to the ANH soundtrack.
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However, a few of Williams' pieces were influenced by the tracks given to him by Lucas. .The "Main Title Theme" was inspired by the theme from the 1942 film Kings Row, scored by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and the track "Dune Sea of Tatooine" drew from the soundtrack from Bicycle Thieves, scored by Alessandro Cicognini.^ EXTERIOR: TATOOINE -- DUNE SEA. Threepio, hot and tired, struggles up over the ridge of a dune; only to find more dunes, which seem to go on for endless miles.
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^ Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Main Theme (06:59) (J. Williams) not the original soundtrack .

^ MOONRAKER-Main Title-Theme (05:13) John Barry .

[45] .The American Film Institute's list of best scores lists the Star Wars soundtrack at number one.^ STAR WARS movie poster film poster one sheet .
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^ STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS movie poster film poster one sheet .
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^ SoundtrackCollector: Soundtrack details: Star Wars .

Releases

.Charles Lippincott was hired by Lucas's production company, Lucasfilm Ltd., as marketing director for Star Wars.^ What's wrong with Lucas changing Star Wars?
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^ Lucas is an individual who can do what he wants with the Star Wars franchise.
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^ Lucas always bitches about how Star Wars never had enough humour in it but NO ONE ever complained about THAT! Don't change things because you can.
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.As 20th Century Fox gave little support for marketing beyond licensing T-shirts and posters, Lippincott was forced to look elsewhere.^ At the time Lucas made the film, he had no idea he was going to be able to make sequels -plus 20th Century Fox owned the film at the time, and they did not know how to market the film and they would never release a film that had a notification that this was the fourth of six films.
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.He secured deals with Stan Lee, Roy Thomas and Marvel Comics for a comic book adaptation and with Del Rey Books for a novelization.^ It is said that only 1000 were made (some say more) and it was sold/given away at the San Diego Comic Con and in comic book stores to promote the Marvel comic book.
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Wary that Star Wars would be beaten out by other summer films, such as Smokey and the Bandit, 20th Century Fox moved the release date to Wednesday before Memorial Day: May 25, 1977. .However, few theaters ordered the film to be shown.^ However, few theaters ordered the film to be shown.
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^ Kenner Toys was the only company that bought license to sell merchandise for the film; however, the company believed the film would flop and produced only a few toys.
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.In response, 20th Century Fox demanded that theaters order Star Wars if they wanted an eagerly anticipated film based on a best-selling novel titled The Other Side of Midnight.^ The original title when the film was released in 1977 was simply "Star Wars."
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^ STAR WARS - Here they come!

^ I saw Star Wars about fifteen times in 1977, when I was sixteen--it was NOT called A NEW HOPE. As other posters have pointed out, this was added for the reissue of the film that came out before The Empire Strikes Back.
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.Star Wars had been so popular that some cinemas continuously screened the film for more than a year: some of them received a rare "birthday" poster.^ To collectors, some of the most desired posters are the Advances for Star Wars.
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^ Star Wars poster included.

^ STAR WARS movie poster film poster one sheet .
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[61]
.The film became an instant success; within three weeks of the film's release, 20th Century Fox's stock price doubled to a record high.^ Century Fox Records 17.1325/8 .

^ Century Fox Records 6162 133 .

^ Because there was an extremely high demand for the Style A one sheet back in 1977 when the film was released, there are 4 kinds of original versions.
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.Before 1977, 20th Century Fox's greatest annual profits were $37,000,000; in 1977, the company earned $79,000,000. Although the film's cultural neutrality helped it to gain international success, Ladd became anxious during the premiere in Japan.^ At the time Lucas made the film, he had no idea he was going to be able to make sequels -plus 20th Century Fox owned the film at the time, and they did not know how to market the film and they would never release a film that had a notification that this was the fourth of six films.
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After the screening, the audience was silent, leading Ladd, Jr. to fear that the film would be unsuccessful. He was later told that, in Japan, silence was the greatest honor to a film.[62] Meanwhile, thousands of people attended the ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, where C-3PO, R2-D2, and Darth Vader placed their footprints in the theater's forecourt.[5] .Although Star Wars merchandise was available to enthusiastic children upon release, only Kenner Toys—who believed that the film would be unsuccessful—had accepted Lippincott's licensing offers.^ Country Spain Format LP Release Date 1977 Story of Star Wars with Spanish dialogue.

^ Original Release Title Patrick Gleesons Star Wars Country Great Britain Format LP Release Date 1977 Selections from the film performed on the worlds most advanced synthesizer.

^ Original Release Title The Story Of Star Wars Country United States Format LP Release Date 1977 Includes a 16 pages booklet in color.

Kenner responded to the sudden demand for toys by selling boxed vouchers in its "empty box" Christmas campaign; these vouchers could be redeemed for the toys in March 1978.[5]
.In 1978, at the height of the film's popularity, Smith-Hemion Productions approached Lucas with the idea of The Star Wars Holiday Special.^ What's wrong with Lucas changing Star Wars?
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^ PLEASE PLEASE give us on DVD the Super Special Edition Star Wars by Pallando Blue .
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^ Lucas is an individual who can do what he wants with the Star Wars franchise.
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The end result is often considered a failure; Lucas himself disowned it.[63] .Lucas entered into a wager with long-time friend Steven Spielberg during the production of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Lucas was sure Close Encounters would outperform the yet-to-be-released Star Wars at the box office and bet 2.5% of the proceeds of each film against each other.^ The original title when the film was released in 1977 was simply "Star Wars."
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^ What's wrong with Lucas changing Star Wars?
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^ STAR WARS Episode IV A NEW HOPE From the JOURNAL OF THE WHILLS by George Lucas Revised Fourth Draft January 15, 1976 LUCASFILM LTD. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away...
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.Lucas lost the bet and to this day Spielberg is still receiving proceeds from the first of the Star Wars movies.^ What's wrong with Lucas changing Star Wars?
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^ There has always been a high level of collector interest in original Star Wars movie posters.
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^ Not a MOVIE poster, but a very collectible Star Wars poster.
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[64]
.The film was originally released as Star Wars, without Episode IV or the subtitle A New Hope.^ The original theatrical release did not say Episode IV: A New Hope.
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^ "Episode IV: A New Hope" was not a part of the title roll up.
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^ I feel that A NEW HOPE is a boring subtitle.
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.The 1980 sequel, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, featured an episode number and subtitle in the opening crawl.^ He referred to the upcoming Empire Strikes Back as the second episode, Period.
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^ The Empire Strikes Back (03:13) .

^ The idea to make Star Wars into Episode 4 came after George got the greenlight to do The Empire Strikes Back.
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.When the original film was re-released in 1981, Episode IV: A New Hope was added above the original opening crawl.^ The original theatrical release did not say Episode IV: A New Hope.
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^ "Episode IV: A New Hope" was not a part of the title roll up.
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^ Nope, original release did NOT say Episode IV. by minderbinder .
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.Although Lucas claims that only six films were ever planned, representatives of Lucasfilm discussed plans for nine or twelve possible films in early interviews.^ It was only after the film's incredible success that he and Lucas got together to consider sequels.
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^ Although it is often claimed by George Lucas that Star Wars was always intended as part of a series (originally nine parts, later six), producer Gary Kurtz claimed differently in a interview in 1999.
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[65] The film was re-released theatrically in 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, and with additional scenes and enhanced special effects in 1997. CBS was host to the film's world broadcast premiere in 1984.

Special Edition

.After ILM used computer generated effects for Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, Lucas concluded that digital technology had caught up to his original vision for Star Wars.^ Good Luck on original Star Wars!
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^ What's wrong with Lucas changing Star Wars?
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^ There has always been a high level of collector interest in original Star Wars movie posters.
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[5] .As part of Star Wars' 20th Anniversary celebration in 1997, A New Hope was digitally remastered and re-released to theatres, along with The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, under the campaign title The Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition.^ "Episode IV: A New Hope" was not a part of the title roll up.
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^ The original title when the film was released in 1977 was simply "Star Wars."
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^ The Empire Strikes Back (03:13) .

.The Special Edition versions contained visual shots and scenes that were unachievable in the original release due to financial, technological, and time restraints; one such scene involved a meeting between Han Solo and Jabba the Hutt.^ Jabba the Blues (Han Solo at the Court of Jabba the Hutt) (06:15) .

^ DVD being what it is...there's just no excuse not to have both the original version and whatever special edition incarnations of the movie at the same time.
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^ In the same way that the original untouched films have not been released since the "special editions" were spewn onto screens, these new added scenes will become part of my favorite movies forever.
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[5] .The process of creating the new visual effects for A New Hope was featured in the Academy Award-nominated IMAX documentary film, Special Effects: Anything Can Happen, directed by veteran Star Wars sound designer, Ben Burtt.^ A New Hope, like visual effects, was added later...
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^ STAR WARS Episode IV A NEW HOPE From the JOURNAL OF THE WHILLS by George Lucas Revised Fourth Draft January 15, 1976 LUCASFILM LTD. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away...
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^ The subtitle "A New Hope" wasn't added to the original Star Wars until the film was re-released in late '79-early '80 just prior to the release of "Empire Strikes Back."
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.Although most changes were minor or cosmetic in nature, some fans believe that Lucas degraded the movie with the additions.^ For years and years, I have been online reading what fans have to say about the Star Wars movies, special editions, new prequels and George Lucas.
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^ Lucas did change the name, but sadly the originals, which by my standards are stand alone movies independent of the SE, are probably not going to be released anytime soon.
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^ It is believed by some that this may be the first printing, although this can not be proven.
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[66] For instance, a particularly controversial change in which a bounty hunter named Greedo shoots first when confronting Han Solo has inspired T-shirts brandishing the phrase "Han Shot First."[67]

DVD releases

.A New Hope was released on DVD on September 21, 2004 in a box set with The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and a bonus disc of supplementary material.^ The Empire Strikes Back (03:13) .

^ The success of Episode IV gave way to a sequel and in the summer of 1979, when the film was re-released, it now carried A New Hope as its subtitle.
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^ The subtitle "A New Hope" wasn't added to the original Star Wars until the film was re-released in late '79-early '80 just prior to the release of "Empire Strikes Back."
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.The movies were digitally restored and remastered, and more changes were made by George Lucas.^ Where Lucas decides to 'fix' even more mistakes by digitally replacing Luke with himself and re-dubs all of the voices himself.
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^ This is a beautiful example of an original ROLLED movie poster from the 1977 George Lucas classic "Star Wars".
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^ George is brilliant, and he appears to know a little more about movie making than any of you.
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.The DVD features a commentary track from George Lucas, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren, and Carrie Fisher.^ George, if you're slapping together the DVD set, PUT THE ALTERNATE AUDIO TRACKS IN! P.S. It wasn't called Ep.
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.The bonus disc contains the documentary Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy, three featurettes, teaser and theatrical trailers, TV spots, still galleries, an exclusive preview of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, a playable Xbox demo of the LucasArts game Star Wars Battlefront, and a "Making Of" documentary on the Episode III video game.^ Across the Stars (03:15) from STAR WARS - Episode II: Attack of the Clones .

^ What's funny is that to most of the people reading this, I am still very much a light-weight on Star Wars info.
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^ He had one story (Star Wars) and some general backstory for each of the characters.
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The set was reissued in December 2005 as part of a three-disc "limited edition" boxed set without the bonus disc.
.The trilogy was re-released on separate two-disc Limited Edition DVD sets from September 12 to December 31, 2006 and again in a box set on November 4, 2008;[68] the original versions of the films were added as bonus material.^ SW original Versions on DVD by pureimpure .
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^ Also where the fuck is the original trilogy on DVD? Is Luca$ waiting to release them in order?
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^ The success of Episode IV gave way to a sequel and in the summer of 1979, when the film was re-released, it now carried A New Hope as its subtitle.
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The version included wasn't completely unedited. .When Greedo assaulted Han, the subtitles that translates what he was saying were removed and were featured on a separate subtitle track that automatically plays when the movie starts (this change was also made on Episodes I, II, & VI).^ Jimmy Smits is not needed for episode IV. The only changes that I feel are needed are: 1) allowing Han to shoot Greedo first (as was really intended).
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^ Greedo and Han play "Hungry Hungry Hippos" with Jar Jar's grandfather as referee.
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^ STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES movie poster film poster one sheet .
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.Controversy surrounded the release because the unaltered versions were from the 1993 non-anamorphic Laserdisc masters, and were not retransferred with modern video standards.^ Because there was an extremely high demand for the Style A one sheet back in 1977 when the film was released, there are 4 kinds of original versions.
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[69]

Lost scenes

.Lucas was disappointed with editor John Jympson's leaden, lifeless first cut of Star Wars, so he eliminated many scenes in subsequent iterations.^ What's wrong with Lucas changing Star Wars?
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^ Many more people worked on Star Wars than Lucas.
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^ Lucas is an individual who can do what he wants with the Star Wars franchise.
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.Lucas' main aim was to improve the film's pacing, and also, as he put, "to get that [American] Graffiti feel out of it."[70] These scenes have never been included on any VHS or DVD release, and are only available on the 1998 "Behind the Magic" CD-ROM-disc, and some pre-release publicity photographs.^ In the same way that the original untouched films have not been released since the "special editions" were spewn onto screens, these new added scenes will become part of my favorite movies forever.
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^ Once you've put the film out, it's no longer yours to tinker with.
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^ Why would Lucas put up "Episode IV" on a film he was worried no one would see?
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[71] These scenes are:
.
  • Luke repairing a moisture vaporator at the Skywalker farm, assisted by a Treadwell droid, when he notices shining objects in the sky.^ OWEN: What I really need is a droid that understands the binary language of moisture vaporators.
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    ^ OWEN What I really need is a droid that understands the binary language of moisture vaporators.
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    .With his macrobinoculars Luke sees two ships engaged in combat beyond the atmosphere (Tantive IV chased by Darth Vader).^ INT. DARTH VADER'S COCKPIT Vader turns round and round in circles as his ship spins into space.
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    ^ INT. RED TEN'S COCKPIT Darth Vader's well-aimed laserfire proves to be unavoidable, and strikes Red Ten's ship.
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    ^ EXTERIOR: DARTH VADER'S TIE FIGHTER. Vader's ship spins off into space.
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    .Luke jumps in his landspeeder off into the desert to find his friends.^ Luke jumps into the conversation.

    ^ EXTERIOR: TATOOINE -- DESERT WASTELAND -- LUKE'S SPEEDER -- DAY. The rock and sand of the desert floor are a blur as Threepio pilots the sleek Landspeeder gracefully across the vast wasteland.
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    ^ Luke and Han put on their armored stormtrooper helmets and start off into the giant Imperial Death Star.
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    The malfunctioning Treadwell blows a fuse and is unable to follow. .Before this scene was cut, this was the audience's first sight of the young Luke Skywalker, much earlier than in the final cut.^ The tremendous heat of two huge twin suns settle on a lone figure, Luke Skywalker, a farm boy with heroic aspirations who looks much younger than his eighteen years.
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    ^ However, without the mechanical shark, he had to find another way to make those scenes as suspenseful as possible--much more suspenseful than actually showing the shark.
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    ^ THREEPIO I would much rather have gone with Master Luke than stay here with you.
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    .George Lucas had originally written the scenes and shot them at the suggestion of his industry friends who thought that audiences wouldn't understand the story.^ This is a beautiful example of an original ROLLED movie poster from the 1977 George Lucas classic "Star Wars".
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    ^ Forgetting George Lucas...we have almost an entirely different artistic crew working on star wars at the moment, who are not responsible for the first films.
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    ^ The scenes that you described were shot by Lucas and part of the original script (they still exist in the novelization).
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    .Upon realizing that the story was really about the droids' adventures and it was them leading things to Luke and Obi-Wan, Lucas took the footage out.^ I'm only a droid and not very knowledgeable about such things.
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    ^ INTERIOR: MILLENNIUM FALCON -- CENTRAL HOLD AREA. Luke, saddened by the loss of Obi-Wan Kenobi, stares off blankly as the robots look on.
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    ^ LUKE But what if this Obi-Wan comes looking for him?
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    .It has no sound and very little color, being degraded by poor film storage conditions over the years, although audio does exist via Star Wars Radio Dramas.
  • Luke storming into the Tosche Station at Anchorhead to tell his friends, Deak, Windy, Laze "Fixer" Loneozner, Carnie Loneozner, and Biggs Darklighter about the space battle he witnessed.^ Star Wars Radio Plays by stuart_bannerman .
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    ^ Very little general storage wear.
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    ^ EXT. SPACE. An Imperial Stardestroyer heads toward the evil planet-like battle station: the Death Star!
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    .The battle appears to have ended and Luke's friends ridicule him for making it all up.^ As Luke heads for his ship, another pilot rushes up to him and grabs his arm.
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    ^ OWEN I'll make it up to him next year.
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    ^ In both of these cases, technological limitations forced the filmmakers to compromise or change their original vision, but ended up making a better film because of it.
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    .After Lucas's first screening of the rough cut of Star Wars, a fellow film-maker jokingly accused him of producing "American Graffiti in space". This was a deciding factor for Lucas to cut all the scenes set in Anchorhead.^ What's wrong with Lucas changing Star Wars?
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    ^ Ya know why can't Lucas get it right for once, i would give my left nut to have a version of Star Wars with some of the original cut footage like luke meeting up with Biggs at toshi station, the footage that gave it that american grafiti in space feel, and for god sake no more of this greedo shooting first kinda crap, the whole appeal of Han Solo was that he was a scoundrel, George has all the right keys but plays all the wrong notes.
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    ^ Lucas is an individual who can do what he wants with the Star Wars franchise.
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    .Note that the radio play also has this scene.
  • Biggs' extended goodbye scene.^ "Owen"] Biggs Darklighter: Luke's role model on Tatooine [ANH novelization and radio play].
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    .Biggs talks about his assignment to work on the starship Rand Ecliptic.^ BIGGS: I know it's a long shot, but if I don't find them I'll do what I can on my own...It's what we always talked about.
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    .Luke's envy of Biggs's success conflicts with his duty to his uncle and his reasons for remaining on Tatooine.^ EXT. TATOOINE - ANCHORHEAD SETTLEMENT - POWER STATION - DAY Luke and Biggs are walking and drinking a malt brew.
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    ^ EXTERIOR: TATOOINE -- ANCHORHEAD SETTLEMENT -- POWER STATION -- DAY. Luke and Biggs are walking and drinking a malt brew.
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    ^ "Owen"] Biggs Darklighter: Luke's role model on Tatooine [ANH novelization and radio play].
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    .Biggs quietly tells Luke that he has decided to join the Rebellion against the Empire.^ LUKE You know of the Rebellion against the Empire?
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    ^ LUKE Men of Mantell, what I just did is normally not proper for a Jedi, but in order to foster unity against the Empire I made an exception in this case.

    ^ You know the ones I'm talking about: when we were originally to first see Luke in the movie, it would be when his old friend Biggs visits him, and Biggs tells Luke that he's joining the rebellion.
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    .It also includes some close-ups of the droids that are later seen in the Jawa Sandcrawler scene.^ This can barely be seen in the close up photo below but it is very, very minor and won't really be seen when assembled/framed.
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    ^ The Jawas scurry around fussing over the robots, straightening them up or brushing some dust from a dented metallic elbow.
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    .The scene was meant to illustrate the close friendship of Luke and Biggs, probably cut for pacing reasons.^ EXT. SPACE AROUND THE DEATH STAR The three TIE fighters move ever closer, closing in on Luke and Biggs.
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    ^ Biggs looks around then leans close to Luke.
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    ^ LUKE (over speaker) Biggs, Wedge, let's close it up.
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    The radio play also includes this scene.
  • Extended cantina-scene, including a scene with Han kissing a woman. .This scene is yet missing the soundtrack and voice-overs, and is in poor quality.
  • Darth Vader and Chief Bast scene, in which they walk along a corridor on the Death Star.^ INT. DEATH STAR - BLAST CHAMBER VADER Commence primary ignition.
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    ^ INT. DEATH STAR - CONTROL ROOM Darth Vader strides into the control room, where Tarkin is watching the huge view screen.
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    ^ INT. DEATH STAR Smoke belches from the giant laser guns as they wind up their turbine generators to create sufficient power.
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    .Bast reports that the search for the missing droids has extended to Mos Eisley spaceport.^ Mos Eisley Spaceport (02:16) .

    ^ INT. MOS EISLEY SPACEPORT - DOCKING BAY 94] The troops hold their guns at the ready and charge down the docking bay entrance.
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    ^ INT. MOS EISLEY SPACEPORT - DOCKING BAY 94 Luke, Ben, Threepio, and Artoo move toward the Millennium Falcon passing Solo.
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    .Vader observes that Princess Leia is resisting interrogation, and Bast boldly criticizes Tarkin's plan to break her as "foolish". Also in the Star Wars Holiday Special (the "Life On Tatooine" segment).
  • The Search for R2-D2 scene.^ STAR WARS - Princess Leia (05:03) .

    ^ PLEASE PLEASE give us on DVD the Super Special Edition Star Wars by Pallando Blue .
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    ^ INTERIOR: MASSASSI OUTPOST -- WAR ROOM. Princess Leia, surrounded by her generals and aides, paces nervously before a lighted computer table.
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    .Early in the morning, Luke and C-3PO rush off in the landspeeder to search for R2-D2 who has absconded from his new master Luke.^ EXT. TATOOINE - LARS HOMESTEAD Luke rushes out of the small doomed entry to the homestead and searches the darkening horizon for the small triped astro- robot.
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    ^ EXTERIOR: TATOOINE -- LARS HOMESTEAD. Luke rushes out of the small doomed entry to the homestead and searches the darkening horizon for the small triped astro- robot.
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    ^ Fuck off everyone who says "leave A New Hope alone, don't do this with it, don't do that."
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    .While C-3PO drives the landspeeder, they talk about Ben Kenobi and how angry Uncle Owen is going to be.^ BEN: He can go about his business.
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    ^ Or how about when Owen and Beru die.
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    ^ BEN: That's your uncle talking.
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    This landspeeder cockpit sequence had to be filmed against a rear-projection screen, and was likely dropped due to poor quality.

Reaction

.Star Wars debuted on May 25, 1977, in 32 theaters and proceeded to break house records, effectively becoming one of the first blockbuster films.^ The original title when the film was released in 1977 was simply "Star Wars."
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^ STAR WARS movie poster film poster one sheet .
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^ STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS movie poster film poster one sheet .
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[72] .It remains one of the most financially successful films of all time.^ As we all know, Bail Organa is Leia's adoptive father, and, at one time, Senator of Alderan.
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^ Long live the greatest film maker of all time, the fantasticly tallented George Lucas!
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^ Even Lucas felt that all he could hope for was a modest hit and most of his friends figured the film would flop.
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.Some of the cast and crew noted lines of people stretching around theaters as they drove by.^ Many people who have them are convinced that their bootlegs are real because they got them so long ago around the time of the films release.
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^ Done and DONE. Just because we've got Mr. NYPDBlue in the cast now, why do we need to see people running around crying that the sky is falling?
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^ They parade him around the square while the people applaud and cheer.

.Even technical crew members, such as model makers, were asked for autographs, and cast members became instant household names.^ Perfection in a movie comes about because each cast and crew member does their best and it reaches perfect cohesion- so imo no one should be able to revamp a movie without changing the name.
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[5] .The film's original total U.S. and Canada gross came to $307,263,857, and it earned $6,806,951 during its first weekend in wide release.^ This is a genuine 27"x41" U.S. one sheet ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER issued by the studio when the film was released and meant for theatrical display.
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^ Sorry kids I was 11 years old when SW came out and I saw it 64 times during its original theatrical first run (which by the way lasted a little over a full calender year!!!
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^ Didn't he use the first special edition to help finance Episode I? Why the fuck doesn't he just release the original trilogy on DVD for some dough?
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.Lucas claimed that he had spent most of the release day in a sound studio in Los Angeles.^ Country Germany Format CD Release Date The Los Angeles Symphonic Orchestra conducted by William Motzing.

.When he went out for lunch with his then-wife Marcia, they encountered a long queue of people along the sidewalks leading to Mann's Chinese Theatre, waiting to see Star Wars.^ STAR WARS - Here they come!

^ STAR WARS went to his head.
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^ STAR WARS - The little people work (04:50) .

[40] .The film became the highest-grossing film of 1977 and the highest-grossing film of all time until E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial broke that record in 1982. (With subsequent rereleases, Star Wars reclaimed the title, but lost it again to James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster Titanic.^ The original title when the film was released in 1977 was simply "Star Wars."
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^ Main Title (05:51) STAR WARS (Williams) 1977 .

^ The subtitle "A New Hope" wasn't added to the original Star Wars until the film was re-released in late '79-early '80 just prior to the release of "Empire Strikes Back."
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) .The film earned $775,398,007 worldwide, making it the first film to reach the $300, $400, $500, $600 and $700 million mark.^ He knows how to make a film loved by millions for years upon years.
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[1] .Adjusted for inflation, it is the second highest grossing movie of all time in the United States, behind Gone with the Wind (1939).^ All ours are guaranteed to be original theatrical release movie posters issued at the time of the films initial release.
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^ US 40x60 "Gone with the Wind" Original Movie Poster ROLLED EX-NM C8-C9 $1495.00 .
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^ US 40x60 "Gone with the Wind" Original Movie Poster ROLLED EX-NM C8-C9 $1295.00 .
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[73]
The film received a largely positive critical reception. In his 1977 review, Roger Ebert called the film "an out-of-body experience," compared its special effects to those of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and opined that the true strength of the film was its "pure narrative."[74] Vincent Canby called the film "the movie that's going to entertain a lot of contemporary folk who have a soft spot for the virtually ritualized manners of comic-book adventure."[75] However, there were a few negative responses. Pauline Kael of The New Yorker criticized the film, stating that "there's no breather in the picture, no lyricism," and that it had no "emotional grip."[76] Jonathan Rosenbaum of the Chicago Reader stated, "None of these characters has any depth, and they're all treated like the fanciful props and settings."[77] Peter Keough of the Boston Phoenix said "Star Wars is a junkyard of cinematic gimcracks not unlike the Jawas' heap of purloined, discarded, barely functioning droids."[78] Stanley Kauffmann of The New Republic also responded negatively, noting, "His work here seems less inventive than in THX 1138."[79] According to Rotten Tomatoes, of the 62 current critical reviews of the film provided on that site, 58 responded favorably (94% of the reviewers), stating in consensus that "the action and special effects are first rate."[80]
In 1989, the U.S. National Film Registry of the Library of Congress selected the film as a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important" film.[81] In 2006, Lucas's original screenplay was selected by the Writers Guild of America as the 68th greatest of all time.[82] .The American Film Institute (or AFI) listed it 15th on a list of the top 100 films of the 20th century;[83] in the UK, a poll created by Channel 4 named A New Hope (together with its successor, The Empire Strikes Back) the greatest film of all time.^ The Empire Strikes Back (03:13) .

^ THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK movie poster film poster one sheet .
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^ The subtitle "A New Hope" wasn't added to the original Star Wars until the film was re-released in late '79-early '80 just prior to the release of "Empire Strikes Back."
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[84] .The American Film Institute has named Star Wars and specific elements of it to several of its "top 100 lists" of American cinema, compiled as a part of the Institute's 100th anniversary celebration.^ The original title when the film was released in 1977 was simply "Star Wars."
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^ Forgetting George Lucas...we have almost an entirely different artistic crew working on star wars at the moment, who are not responsible for the first films.
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^ Its STAR WARS. That's how it's referred to everywhere in print, from film review books to film analysis books.
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.These include the 27th most thrilling American film of all time;[85] the thirty-ninth most inspirational American film of all-time;[86] Han Solo as the fourteenth greatest American film hero of all time and Obi-Wan Kenobi thirty-seventh on the same list.^ He claims to be the property of an Obi- Wan Kenobi.
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^ He claims to be the property of an Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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^ INTERIOR: MILLENNIUM FALCON -- CENTRAL HOLD AREA. Luke, saddened by the loss of Obi-Wan Kenobi, stares off blankly as the robots look on.
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.Darth Vader also makes an appearance on the list as third greatest villain.^ INT. DARTH VADER'S COCKPIT Vader's gloved hands make contact with the control sticks, and he presses their firing buttons.
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[87] .The often repeated line "May the Force be with you" was ranked as the eighth greatest quote in American film history.^ And may the Force be with you!
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^ And may the force be with you.

^ May the Force Be with You (03:58) .

[88] .John Williams' score was ranked as the greatest American film score of all time.^ Long live the greatest film maker of all time, the fantasticly tallented George Lucas!
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^ Also contains music from: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind This label refers to the following compilation album: Classic Films Of John Williams: Close Encounters/Star Wars .

[89]

Awards

.Star Wars won seven Academy Awards, including Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, which went to John Barry, Norman Reynolds, Leslie Dilley and Roger Christian.^ Star Wars poster included.

^ Star Wars is his work of art.
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^ STAR WARS went to his head.
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Best Costume Design was awarded to John Mollo; Best Film Editing went to Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas and Richard Chew; John Stears, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Grant McCune and Robert Blalack all received awards for Best Effects, Visual Effects. .John Williams was awarded his third Oscar for Best Music, Original Score; the Best Sound went to Don MacDougall, Ray West, Bob Minkler and Derek Ball; and a Special Achievement for Sound Effects went to Ben Burtt.^ The effects in the original were far far superior to the crap he inserted in the special edition.
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^ Also contains music from: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial This label refers to the following compilation album: Music Composed By John Williams .

^ Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Main Theme (06:59) (J. Williams) not the original soundtrack .

.Additional nominations included Alec Guinness for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, George Lucas for Best Screenplay and Best Director, although it did not win Best Picture, which went to Annie Hall.^ Beru: Queen Beruthiel of Gondor is mentioned in LOTR; Lucas asked Guinness to play Kenobi like Gandalf, but links among minor characters are tenuous at best.
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^ George Lucas eventually got wind of all this and went after the guy who was selling them.
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^ Kick George Lucas out of the director's chair and put somebody else in!
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[90] At the Golden Globe awards, the film was nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Alec Guinness), and Best Score. It only won the award for Best Score.[90] It received six BAFTA nominations: Best Film, Best Editing, Best Costume, Best Production/Art Design, Best Sound, and Best Score; the film won in the latter two categories.[90] .John Williams' soundtrack album won the Grammy award for Best Album of an original score for a motion picture or television program,[90] and the film was awarded the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.^ Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Main Theme (06:59) (J. Williams) not the original soundtrack .

^ John Williams just did an interview about the AOTC soundtrack and added that he and George want to add the Imperial March to the ANH soundtrack.
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[90] .In 1997, the MTV Movie Awards awarded Chewbacca the lifetime achievement award for his work in the Star Wars trilogy.^ Star Wars is his work of art.
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^ STAR WARS - The little people work (04:50) .

^ Forgetting George Lucas...we have almost an entirely different artistic crew working on star wars at the moment, who are not responsible for the first films.
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[90]

Cinematic influence

.Star Wars has influenced many films and filmmakers since its release.^ The original title when the film was released in 1977 was simply "Star Wars."
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^ The subtitle "A New Hope" wasn't added to the original Star Wars until the film was re-released in late '79-early '80 just prior to the release of "Empire Strikes Back."
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^ Many experts believe this version is the first printing of the star wars one sheet.
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[91] It began a new generation of special effects and high-energy motion pictures. .The film was one of the first films to link genres—such as space opera and soap opera—together to invent a new, high-concept genre for filmmakers to build upon.^ Because there was an extremely high demand for the Style A one sheet back in 1977 when the film was released, there are 4 kinds of original versions.
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^ They come upon some Resistance troops in one building firing at some EGUs in a building opposite them.

^ No one but Lucas and this site calls the first film A New Hope.
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[36][91] .Finally, along with Steven Spielberg's Jaws it shifted the film industry's focus away from personal filmmaking of the 1970s and towards fast-paced big-budget blockbusters for younger audiences.^ In all other mediums that is the way things are done, and until Spielberg and Lucas came along, that's how films were made too.
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.After seeing Star Wars, director James Cameron quit his job as a truck driver to enter the film industry.^ Quite possibly the rarest one sheet sized original issue poster for Star Wars.
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^ The original title when the film was released in 1977 was simply "Star Wars."
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^ Forgetting George Lucas...we have almost an entirely different artistic crew working on star wars at the moment, who are not responsible for the first films.
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.Other filmmakers who have said to have been influenced by Star Wars include Peter Jackson, Ridley Scott, Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, Kevin Smith and John Singleton.^ Lucas is an individual who can do what he wants with the Star Wars franchise.
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^ Forgetting George Lucas...we have almost an entirely different artistic crew working on star wars at the moment, who are not responsible for the first films.
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^ Star Wars (1977) - Princess Leia Theme (05:28) John Williams .

[36] .Scott was influenced by the "used future" (where vehicles and culture are obviously dated) and extended the concept for his science fiction horror film Alien and science fiction noir film Blade Runner (which also starred Harrison Ford).^ At one time, people thought Mark Hamill would be the bigger star then Harrison ford.
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Jackson used the concept for his production of the Lord of the Rings trilogy to add a sense of realism and believability.[36]
.Some critics have blamed Star Wars and also Jaws for ruining Hollywood by shifting its focus from sophisticated and relevant films such as The Godfather, Taxi Driver, and Annie Hall to films about spectacle and juvenile fantasy.^ To collectors, some of the most desired posters are the Advances for Star Wars.
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^ Please scroll down to see some of the finest vintage original Star Wars movie posters available for sale anywhere!
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^ STAR WARS movie poster film poster one sheet .
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[93] Peter Biskind complained for the same reason: "When all was said and done, Lucas and Spielberg returned the 1970s audience, grown sophisticated on a diet of European and New Hollywood films, to the simplicities of the pre-1960s Golden Age of movies… They marched backward through the looking-glass."[93][94]
In an opposing view, Tom Shone wrote that through Star Wars and Jaws, Lucas and Spielberg "didn't betray cinema at all: they plugged it back into the grid, returning the medium to its roots as a carnival sideshow, a magic act, one big special effect", which was "a kind of rebirth".[92]
.Star Wars has also been the subject of many parodies, including those in Robot Chicken, South Park, and Family Guy, and especially Mel Brooks' movie Spaceballs.^ Star Wars poster included.

^ There has always been a high level of collector interest in original Star Wars movie posters.
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^ Not a MOVIE poster, but a very collectible Star Wars poster.
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Current rankings

.In 2002, Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back were voted as the greatest films ever made on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Films poll.^ The subtitle "A New Hope" wasn't added to the original Star Wars until the film was re-released in late '79-early '80 just prior to the release of "Empire Strikes Back."
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^ I saw Star Wars about fifteen times in 1977, when I was sixteen--it was NOT called A NEW HOPE. As other posters have pointed out, this was added for the reissue of the film that came out before The Empire Strikes Back.
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^ He referred to the upcoming Empire Strikes Back as the second episode, Period.
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Marketing

Novelization

.The novelization of the film was published in December 1976, six months before the film was released.^ Designed by Howard Chaykin, this poster was issued in 1976 well before the movie was released in May 1977.
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^ HOWEVER....you are totally correct, in that before the original film was released, it was made perfectly clear that this was the fourth part of a proposed series of NINE films.
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^ When the novelization was released, it carried the the subtitle "From the adventures of Luke Skywalker", giving one the impression that there was to be more stories -if not in film, then in book format.
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.The credited author was George Lucas, but the book was revealed to have been ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster, who later wrote the first Expanded Universe novel, Splinter of the Mind's Eye.^ First George Lucas puts 'N Sync in Attack of the Clones, and now THIS? That old fool has lost his mind!
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^ Forgetting George Lucas...we have almost an entirely different artistic crew working on star wars at the moment, who are not responsible for the first films.
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^ The scene appeared in the "Star Wars" novelization (credited to Lucas but in fact penned by the ever-novelizing Alan Dean Foster) and was referenced in the later scene with the droids - which of course DID make the original film - in Luke's line "Biggs is right, I'm NEVER going to get out of here."
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.The book was first published as Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker; later editions were titled simply Star Wars (1995) and, later, Star Wars: A New Hope (1997), to reflect the retitling of the film.^ The original title when the film was released in 1977 was simply "Star Wars."
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^ Old main titles on Star Wars that said nothing about Hopes or News or A's.
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^ From 'Art of Star Wars', first edition, published 1979.
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.Certain scenes deleted from the film (and later restored or archived in DVD bonus features) were always present in the novel (since it had been based on the screenplay), such as Luke at Tosche Station with Biggs and the encounter between Han and Jabba (referred to as "Jabba the Hut") in Docking Bay 94. Other deleted scenes from the movie, such as a close-up of a stormtrooper riding on a Dewback, were included in a photo insert added to later printings of the book.^ And if I'm not mistaken, both the novelization and Marvel adaptation of 'Star Wars' featured scenes between Han Solo and a human Jabba the Hut.
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^ BIGGS (over headset) Luke, pull up!
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^ BIGGS (over headset) Hurry up, Luke!
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.Smaller details were also different from the film version; for example, in the Death Star assault, Luke's callsign is Blue Five instead of Red Five as in the film.^ LUKE Red Five standing by.
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^ LUKE: Red Five standing by.
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^ LUKE Han, remember when we were on the Death Star?

.Also Obi-Wan does not sacrifice himself; Vader actually defeats and executes him in the lightsaber duel.^ VADER: Obi-Wan is here.
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^ VADER: I've been waiting for you, Obi-Wan.
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^ LUKE: But what if this Obi-Wan comes looking for him?
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Charles Lippincott secured the deal with Del Rey Books to publish the novelization in November 1976. By February 1977, a half million copies had been sold.[5]

Radio drama

.A radio drama adaptation of the film was written by Brian Daley, directed by John Madden, and produced for and broadcast on the American National Public Radio network in 1981. The adaptation received cooperation from George Lucas, who donated the rights to NPR. John Williams' music and Ben Burtt's sound design were retained for the show; Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) reprised their roles as well.^ It was made to advertise the National Public Radio broadcast of Star Wars.
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^ Artoo makes a slight sound and Ben turns and looks right at him.
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^ Forgetting George Lucas...we have almost an entirely different artistic crew working on star wars at the moment, who are not responsible for the first films.
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.The radio drama featured scenes not seen in the final cut of the film, such as Luke Skywalker's observation of the space battle above Tatooine through binoculars, a skyhopper race, and Darth Vader's interrogation of Princess Leia.^ INTERIOR: DEATH STAR -- CENTRAL CORE SHAFT. Luke and Leia race through the hatch onto a narrow bridge that spans a huge, deep shaft that seems to go into infinity.
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^ INT. DARTH VADER'S COCKPIT Vader turns round and round in circles as his ship spins into space.
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^ TARKIN: Princess Leia, before your execution I would like you to be my guest at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational.
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.In terms of Star Wars canon, the radio drama is given the highest designation (like the screenplay and novelization), G-canon.^ Star Wars Radio Plays by stuart_bannerman .
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^ And if I'm not mistaken, both the novelization and Marvel adaptation of 'Star Wars' featured scenes between Han Solo and a human Jabba the Hut.
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^ I have the 1976 novelization of Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker (Ballantine), & there are NO chapter titles, only roman numerals.
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References

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  • Rinzler, J. W. (2007) The Making of Star Wars.^ George did NOT have all "9 episodes" plotted out prior to making Star Wars.
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    ^ The idea to make Star Wars into Episode 4 came after George got the greenlight to do The Empire Strikes Back.
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    ^ Like I said I want the original cut to be there to enjoy but can we also make Star Wars bareable for anyone born after 1985?
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    New York: Ballantine Books. .ISBN 9780345494764
  • Pollock, Dale (1999) Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas, Da Capo Press.^ Forgetting George Lucas...we have almost an entirely different artistic crew working on star wars at the moment, who are not responsible for the first films.
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    ^ Long live the greatest film maker of all time, the fantasticly tallented George Lucas!
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    ^ People go out of their minds ripping the films, the franchise and George Lucas to shreds.
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    ISBN 0306809044

Further reading

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  • Bailey, T.J. (2005) Devising a Dream: A Book of Star Wars Facts and Production Timeline, Wasteland Press.^ Its STAR WARS. That's how it's referred to everywhere in print, from film review books to film analysis books.
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    ^ This is given 9 out of 10 stars for scarcity and value appreciation in the official 2005 Star Wars Poster Book published by Lucasfilm.
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    ^ The new Star Wars Poster book rates this in its HIGHEST category in terms of scarcity and value appreciation.
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    .ISBN 1933265558
  • Blackman, W. Haden (2004) The New Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology, Revised Edition (Star Wars), Del Rey.^ The Cantina Band (02:16) from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope .

    ^ Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope .

    ^ Star Wars: A New Hope Script at IMSDb.
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    .ISBN 0345449037
  • Bouzereau, Laurent (1997) Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays, Del Rey.^ They were just about the droids, and the movie was to be a sci-fi remake of THE HIDDEN FORTRESS. MY source is 1997's STAR WARS: THE ANNOTED SCREENPLAYS by Laurent Bouzereau (required reading for all true STAR WARS fans), not some stupid FAQ. "Vader" meaning "father" in a foriegn language is just a convenient coincidence.
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    ^ Star Wars 4.5 Return to Simply Scripts This screenplay is copyrighted to its author.

    .ISBN 0345409817
  • Sansweet, Stephen (1992) Star Wars - From Concept to Screen to Collectible, Chronicle Books.^ Not a MOVIE poster, but a very collectible Star Wars poster.
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    ^ Its STAR WARS. That's how it's referred to everywhere in print, from film review books to film analysis books.
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    ^ This is given 9 out of 10 stars for scarcity and value appreciation in the official 2005 Star Wars Poster Book published by Lucasfilm.
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    ISBN 0811801012

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Logan's Run
Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film
1977
Succeeded by
Superman

Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

For other uses of "Star Wars", see Star Wars.
.Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is a 1977 space opera film.^ Why in 1977 was A New Hope called Episode 4?

^ Also known as: Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977, United States, new title) .

^ But that’s all I have to fault this utterly perfect version of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
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.It was the first film released in the Star Wars saga.^ The original title when the film was released in 1977 was simply "Star Wars."
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^ Every Star Wars film has 1138 in it.

^ The subtitle "A New Hope" wasn't added to the original Star Wars until the film was re-released in late '79-early '80 just prior to the release of "Empire Strikes Back."
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.The film is set 19 years after the formation of the Galactic Empire; construction has finished on the Death Star, a weapon capable of destroying a planet.^ The Death Star has cleared the planet.
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^ And the death star battle is fantastically executed with added fight scenes giving the realism of destroying 27 Rebel ships.
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^ EXTERIOR: DEATH STAR TRENCH. The three TIE fighters race along in the trench in a tight formation.
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.After Princess Leia Organa, a leader of the Rebel Alliance, receives the weapon's plans in the hope of finding a weakness, she is captured and taken to the Death Star.^ EXTERIOR: DEATH STAR TRENCH. The Rebel fighters evade the Imperial laser blasts.
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^ EXT. DEATH STAR SURFACE - GUN EMPLACEMENTS A huge remote-control laser cannon fires at the approaching Rebel fighters.
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^ The Death Star now appears to be a small moon growing rapidly in size as the Rebel fighters approach.
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.Meanwhile, a young farmer named Luke Skywalker meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived in seclusion for years on the desert planet Tatooine.^ He claims to be the property of an Obi- Wan Kenobi.
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^ He claims to be the property of an Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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^ EXT. TATOOINE - DESERT WASTELAND - LUKE'S SPEEDER - DAY The rock and sand of the desert floor are a blur as Threepio pilots the sleek Landspeeder gracefully across the vast wasteland.
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.When Luke's home is burned and his aunt and uncle killed, Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as they — along with Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2 — attempt to rescue the Princess from the Empire.^ Han Solo and the Princess (04:01) .
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^ Was Obi-Wan in spirit guiding and training Luke?

^ HAN This is a rescue, not a diplomatic mission, Princess.

Written and directed by George Lucas.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Taglines

Contents

Opening Crawl

.It is a period of civil war.^ It is a period of civil war.
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.Rebel spaceships, striking
from a hidden base, have won
their first victory against
the evil Galactic Empire.
^ Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.
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^ Episode VI: Rebels win battle against the Empire because Han Solo and Princess Leia destroy the shield generator protecting the death star.

^ VADER: And, now Your Highness, we will discuss the location of your hidden Rebel base.
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During the battle, Rebel
spies managed to steal secret
plans to the Empire's
ultimate weapon, the DEATH
STAR, an armored space
station with enough power to
destroy an entire planet.
^ During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the Death Star, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.
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^ This station is now the ultimate power in the universe.
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^ The Death Star has cleared the planet.
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.
Pursued by the Empire's
sinister agents, Princess
Leia races home aboard her
starship, custodian of the
stolen plans that can save her
people and restore
freedom to the galaxy....
^ Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy...
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^ Episode VI: Rebels win battle against the Empire because Han Solo and Princess Leia destroy the shield generator protecting the death star.

^ Actually Leia didn't seem all that bummed that her home plan by happywaffle .
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Dialogue

[Princess Leia has been brought to Vader]
.Princess Leia Organa: [smirking] Darth Vader.^ Hey S.S., at what point in writing the Star Wars saga, did Lucas determine that Anakin became Darth Vader and that Luke/Leia were his children?

^ Princess Leia's face is filled with defiance, which slowly gives way to fear as a giant black torture robot enters, followed by Darth Vader.
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^ Vader and two stormtroopers enter with Princess Leia.
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.Only you could be so bold.^ Only you could be so bold.
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^ To make it even cooler, you could have that only Spiden knows of Darth Bane and Bane sort of stays in the background until Episode 9.

.The Imperial Senate will not sit still for this.^ INTERIOR: DEATH STAR -- CONFERENCE ROOM. Eight Imperial senators and generals sit around a black conference table.
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^ INT. DEATH STAR - CONFERENCE ROOM Eight Imperial senators and generals sit around a black conference table.
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^ The Imperial Senate will not sit for this, when they hear you've attacked a diplomatic...
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When they hear you've attacked a diplomatic—
.Darth Vader: Don't act so surprised, Your Highness.^ VADER Don't play games with me, Your Highness.
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^ INT. DARTH VADER'S COCKPIT Vader is taken by surprise, and looks out from his cockpit.
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^ I don't know why people can't realize that it takes all of the movies to have the complete story of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.

.You weren't on any mercy mission this time.^ You weren't on any mercy mission this time.
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.Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by Rebel spies.^ Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by Rebel spies.
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.I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you.^ LUKE Maybe they know what happened.
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^ You know what's about to happen, what they're up against.
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^ LUKE: Maybe they know what happened.
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.Leia: I don't know what you're talking about.^ LEIA: I don't know what you're talking about.
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^ LEIA You know you can call me Leia.

^ LEIA You're next, hotshot.

I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan--
.Darth Vader: You are a part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor!^ INTERIOR: REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER -- CORRIDOR The evil Darth Vader stands amid the broken and twisted bodies of his foes.
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^ And also in each trilogy, there is a man who is part machine (e.g., Darth Vader and General Grievous).

^ VADER: You're a part of the Rebel Alliance...and a traitor.
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[to the Stormtroopers] Take her away! [Leia is taken away]
.Imperial Officer: [to Vader] Holding her is dangerous.^ INTERIOR: DEATH STAR -- CONFERENCE ROOM. Imperial Officer Cass stands before Governor Tarkin and the evil Dark Lord Darth Vader.
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^ Another Imperial Officer approaches Vader and the Commander.
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^ INT. DEATH STAR - CONFERENCE ROOM Imperial Officer Cass stands before Governor Tarkin and the evil Dark Lord Darth Vader.
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.If word of this gets out, it could generate sympathy for the rebellion in the Senate.^ If word of this gets out, it could generate sympathy for the Rebellion in the senate.
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.Darth Vader: I have traced the Rebel spies to her.^ VADER: I have traced the Rebel spies to her.
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^ VADER I have traced the Rebel spies to her.
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^ INTERIOR: REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER -- CORRIDOR The evil Darth Vader stands amid the broken and twisted bodies of his foes.
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.Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.^ Now she is my only link to find their secret base!
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^ DODONNA Your mission, for now, is to link up with the Resistance, find Lieutenant Antilles and Chewbacca, and get them out of there.

.Imperial Officer: She'll die before she'll tell you anything.^ COMMANDER: She'll die before she tells you anything.
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^ INTERIOR: DEATH STAR -- CONFERENCE ROOM. Imperial Officer Cass stands before Governor Tarkin and the evil Dark Lord Darth Vader.
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^ I won't be drafted into the Imperial Starfleet that's for sure...Take care of yourself, you'll always be the best friend I've got.
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Darth Vader: Leave that to me.

[R2-D2 abruptly begins playing Leia's holographic message]
.Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi: I seem to have found it.^ BEN: I seem to have found it.
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^ He claims to be the property of an Obi- Wan Kenobi.
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^ BEN I seem to have found it.
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.Princess Leia Organa: [in a hologram message] General Kenobi.^ INTERIOR: MASSASSI OUTPOST -- WAR ROOM. Princess Leia, surrounded by her generals and aides, paces nervously before a lighted computer table.
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^ Episode VI: Rebels win battle against the Empire because Han Solo and Princess Leia destroy the shield generator protecting the death star.

^ INT. MASSASSI OUTPOST - WAR ROOM Princess Leia returns her general's worried and doubtful glances with solid, grim determination.
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.Years ago, you served my father in the Clone Wars.^ LUKE You fought in the Clone Wars?
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^ LEIA: General Kenobi, years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars.
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^ LEIA General Kenobi, years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars.
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.Now he begs you to help him in his struggle against the Empire.^ Now he begs you to help him in his struggle against the Empire.
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^ TARG Have you fought in any major battles against the Empire?

^ THREEPIO: And don't let me catch you following me begging for help, because you won't get it.
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.I regret that I am unable to present my father's request to you in person, but my ship has fallen under attack and I'm afraid my mission to bring you to Alderaan has failed.^ I regret that I am unable to present my father's request to you in person, but my ship has fallen under attack and I'm afraid my mission to bring you to Alderaan has failed.
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^ My dear Princess, now you have no ship.

^ VADER Commander, tear this ship apart until you've found those plans and bring me the Ambassador.
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.I have placed information vital to the survival of the Rebellion into the memory systems of this R2 unit.^ I have placed information vital to the survival of the Rebellion into the memory systems of this R2 unit.
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^ Tomorrow I want you to take that R2 unit into Anchorhead and have its memory flushed.
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^ You must use the information in this R2 unit to plan the attack.
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.My father will know how to retrieve it.^ My father will know how to retrieve it.
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^ LUKE: How did my father die?
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^ LUKE How did my father die?
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.You must see this droid safely delivered to him in Alderaan.^ LUKE Well, see what you can do with him.
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^ THREEPIO You must repair him!
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^ LUKE: Well, see what you can do with him.
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.This is our most desperate hour.^ This is our most desperate hour.
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.Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi.^ INTERIOR: MILLENNIUM FALCON -- CENTRAL HOLD AREA. Luke, saddened by the loss of Obi-Wan Kenobi, stares off blankly as the robots look on.
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^ THREEPIO: He says he's the property of Obi-Wan Kenobi, a resident of these parts.
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^ LUKE: Obi-Wan Kenobi?
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.You're my only hope.^ You're only visiting.

^ I hope you like my ideas.

^ You're my only hope.
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[looks to the side quickly, then crouches to end the message]
.Kenobi: [to Luke] You must learn the ways of the Force if you're to come with me to Alderaan.^ BEN: Learn about the Force, Luke.
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^ LUKE They're coming in too fast!
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^ LUKE We're right above you.
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Luke Skywalker: Alderaan? I'm not going to Alderaan. I've got to go home. It's late, I'm in for it as it is.
.Ben Kenobi: I need your help, Luke.^ She needs your help.
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^ BEN: I need your help, Luke.
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^ LUKE: Old Ben Kenobi lives out in this direction somewhere, but I don't see how that R2 unit could have come this far.
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.She needs your help.^ BEN I need your help, Luke.
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^ She needs your help.
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^ BEN: I need your help, Luke.
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.I'm getting too old for this sort of thing.^ I'm getting too old for this sort of thing.
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Skywalker: I can't get involved! I've got work to do! .It's not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there's nothing I can do about it right now.^ But there's nothing I can do about it right now.
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^ There's nothing here for me now.
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^ Troi in sttng with "i'm feeling something is not right" well of course something is not right if not there wouldn't be an episode about whatever the hell was not right...!!
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.It's such a long way from here.^ It's such a long way from here.
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^ FIXER: I keep telling you, the Rebellion is a long way from here.
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.Kenobi: That's your uncle talking.^ BEN: That's your uncle talking.
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^ We'll have no more of this Obi-Wan Kenobi jibberish...and don't talk to me about your mission, either.
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.Skywalker: Oh God, my uncle.^ LUKE (sighing) Oh, God, my uncle.
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^ OH MY GOD!!!
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^ LUKE: (sighing) Oh, God, my uncle.
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How am I ever gonna explain this?
.Kenobi: [pleading] Learn about the Force, Luke.^ BEN: Learn about the Force, Luke.
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^ BEN Learn about the Force, Luke.
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^ Tales of a Jedi Knight/Learn About the Force (04:29) .

.Skywalker: Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead.^ LUKE Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead.
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^ LUKE: Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead.
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^ Why don't you take a look around?
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.You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you're going.^ Mos Eisley approach re-edited.
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^ LUKE There you go.
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^ LUKE: There you go.
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.Kenobi: [resigned] You must do what you feel is right, of course.^ BEN: You must do what you feel is right, of course.
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^ BEN You must do what you feel is right, of course.
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^ TARKIN: If you're right, he must not be allowed to escape.
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.General Tagge: Until this battle station is fully operational, we are vulnerable.^ TAGGE Until this battle station is fully operational we are vulnerable.
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^ TAGGE: Until this battle station is fully operational we are vulnerable.
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^ TARKIN: Princess Leia, before your execution I would like you to be my guest at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational.
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.The Rebel Alliance is too well equipped!^ The Rebel Alliance is too well equipped.
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.They're more dangerous than you realize.^ They're more dangerous than you realize.
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^ LUKE Sure, there're more than enough droids.
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^ There's no way you're ranked higher than me, just because you got lucky back there on Yavin.

.Admiral Motti: Dangerous to your starfleet, Commander, not to this battle station.^ MOTTI Dangerous to your starfleet, Commander, not to this battle station!
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^ MOTTI: Dangerous to your starfleet, Commander, not to this battle station!
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^ TARKIN: Princess Leia, before your execution I would like you to be my guest at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational.
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Tagge: The Rebellion will continue to gain a support in the Imperial Senate-
.Grand Moff Tarkin: [walking in with Darth Vader] The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us.^ TARKIN: The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us.
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^ TARKIN The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us.
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^ Meanwhile, Darth Vader prepares to launch the newly refurbished Imperial fleet in an effort to find and crush the Rebellion once and for all....

.I have just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently.^ I've just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently.
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.The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.^ The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.
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Tagge: That's impossible! .How will the Emperor maintain control without the bureaucracy?^ How will the Emperor maintain control without the bureaucracy?
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.Tarkin: The regional governors now have direct control over their territories.^ TARKIN The regional governors now have direct control over territories.
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^ Suddenly all heads turn as Commander Tagge's speech is cut short and the Grand Moff Tarkin, governor of the Imperial outland regions, enters.
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.Fear will keep the local systems in line.^ Fear will keep the local systems in line.
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.Fear of this battle station.^ Fear of this battle station.
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Tagge: And what of the Rebellion? .If the Rebels have obtained a complete technical readout of this station, it is possible, however unlikely, that they might find a weakness and exploit it.^ LEIA: The technical readouts of that battle station.
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^ LEIA The technical readouts of that battle station.
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^ If the Rebels have obtained a complete technical readout of this station, it is possible, however unlikely, that they might find a weakness and exploit it.
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.Vader: The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.^ VADER What have you done with those plans?
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^ VADER: The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.
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^ VADER The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.
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.Motti: Any attack made by the Rebels against this station would be a useless gesture, no matter what technical data they've obtained.^ MOTTI Any attack made by the Rebels against this station would be a useless gesture, no matter what technical data they've obtained.
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^ MOTTI: Any attack made by the Rebels against this station would be a useless gesture, no matter what technical data they've obtained.
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^ No matter how implausible they are.

.This station is now the ultimate power in the universe!^ This station is now the ultimate power in the universe.
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I suggest we use it.
.Vader: Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed.^ VADER: Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed.
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^ VADER: I've been waiting for you, Obi-Wan.
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^ It would also put more emphasis on why Vader told Luke: "You don't know the power of the dark side.

.The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.^ The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.
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.Motti: Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Vader.^ MOTTI: Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Vader.
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^ MOTTI Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Vader.
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^ Lord Vader will provide us with the location of the Rebel fortress by the time this station is operational.
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[Vader walks toward Motti, then slowly raises his hand] Your sad devotion to that ancient religion has not helped you conjure up the stolen data tapes [begins to sound strained] or given you clairvoyance enough to find the Rebels' hidden fort- [grasps his throat as if he is being choked]
.Vader: I find your lack of faith disturbing.^ VADER I find your lack of faith disturbing.
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^ VADER: I find your lack of faith disturbing.
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^ Star Wars Plot Traditions: Lucas has little faith (make that NO FAITH) in your ability to find additional, hidden Star Wars plot elements.

Tarkin: Enough of this. .Vader, release him!^ Vader, release him!
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.Vader: As you wish.^ VADER As you wish.
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^ VADER: As you wish.
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[drops his hand and Motti's head hits the table as he regains his breath]
.Tarkin: This bickering is pointless.^ TARKIN: This bickering is pointless.
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^ TARKIN This bickering is pointless.
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.Now Lord Vader will provide us with the location of the hidden Rebel fortress.^ Lord Vader will provide us with the location of the Rebel fortress by the time this station is operational.
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^ VADER: And, now Your Highness, we will discuss the location of your hidden Rebel base.
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^ EMPEROR Have you confronted the Rebel fleet yet, Lord Vader?

.We will then crush the Rebellion with one swift stroke.^ We will then crush the Rebellion with one swift stroke.
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[Luke just returned to his farm to find it thrashed and sees the burned corpses of Uncle Own and Aunt Beru.]
.Obi-Wan Kenobi: You could have done nothing had you been there.^ He claims to be the property of an Obi- Wan Kenobi.
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^ He claims to be the property of an Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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^ Shame on you Obi-wan .
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.You would've been killed too, and the droids would be in the hands of the Empire.^ You'd have been killed, too, and the droids would be in the hands of the Empire.
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^ On the other hand, your handiwork on Empire sure would be nice!
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^ I've been looking forward to killing you for a long time.
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.Luke Skywalker: I want to come with you to Alderaan.^ LUKE I want to come with you to Alderaan.
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^ LUKE I want to come too.

^ LUKE: I want to come with you to Alderaan.
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There's nothing for me here now. .I want to learn the ways of the Force and be a Jedi, like my father before me.^ I want to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi like my father.
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^ TARKIN: Princess Leia, before your execution I would like you to be my guest at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational.
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^ BEN You must learn the ways of the Force if you're to come with me to Alderaan.
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.Princess Leia Organa: Governor Tarkin.^ TARKIN: Princess Leia, before your execution I would like you to be my guest at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational.
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^ LEIA: Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash.
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^ She is Princess Leia Organa, a member of the Alderaan Senate.
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.I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash.^ VADER Did you find any droids?
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^ LEIA: Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash.
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^ LEIA Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash.
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.I recognized your foul stench when I was brought onboard.^ I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.
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.Grand Moff Tarkin: Charming to the last.^ TARKIN: Charming to the last.
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^ TARKIN Charming to the last.
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^ INTERIOR: DEATH STAR -- CONTROL ROOM. Grand Moff Tarkin watches the projected target screen with satisfaction.
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.You don't know how hard I found it, signing the order to terminate your life.^ I really don't know how.
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^ I don't know, what do you think?
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^ Hows your social life?

.Leia: [sarcastically] I'm surprised you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself.^ LEIA I surprised you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself!
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^ LEIA: I surprised you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself!
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^ I won't be drafted into the Imperial Starfleet that's for sure...Take care of yourself, you'll always be the best friend I've got.
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.Tarkin: Princess Leia, before your execution, you will join me at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational.^ TARKIN: Princess Leia, before your execution I would like you to be my guest at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational.
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^ LEIA: The technical readouts of that battle station.
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^ LEIA The technical readouts of that battle station.
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.No star system will dare oppose the Emperor now.^ No star system will dare oppose the Emperor now.
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.Leia: The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.^ LEIA More star destroyers have arrived.

^ LEIA The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.
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^ LEIA: The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.
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.Tarkin: Not after we demonstrate the power of this battle station.^ TARKIN Not after we demonstrate the power of this station.
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^ TARKIN: Not after we demonstrate the power of this station.
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^ TARKIN I think it is time we demonstrate the full power of this station.
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.In a way, you have determined the choice of the planet that is to be destroyed first.^ In a way, you have determined the choice of the planet that'll be destroyed first.
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^ I mean with the way the order is always fucked up your never REALLY first anyway, and you just look like tooser.
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.Since you are reluctant to provide us with the location of the Rebel base, I have chosen to test this station's destructive power on your home planet of Alderaan.^ Since you are reluctant to provide us with the location of the Rebel base, I have chosen to test this station's destructive power...
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^ Lord Vader will provide us with the location of the Rebel fortress by the time this station is operational.
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^ Set your course for Princess Leia's home planet of Alderaan.
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Leia: [shocked] No! Alderaan is peaceful, we have no weapons. You can't possibly—
.Tarkin: You would prefer another target?^ TARKIN You would prefer another target?
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^ TARKIN: You would prefer another target?
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^ TARKIN: Princess Leia, before your execution I would like you to be my guest at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational.
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A military target?! Then name the system! .[stepping closer to Leia and pinning her against Darth Vader] I grow tired of asking this, so it will be the last time.^ TARKIN: I grow tired of asking this.
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^ TARKIN I grow tired of asking this.
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^ Started where Leia is first spoken to by Darth Vader on the Tantive IV and got better and worse the rest of the film.
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Where is the Rebel base?
.Leia: [looks at Alderaan for a moment, then, resigned] Dantooine.^ I mean come on, Leia didn't do much when the Planet blew up anyway, she may have looked upset, but on the whole Alderaan was a passing moment for me because u never heard from this again.
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.They're all on Dantooine.^ LEIA: They're on Dantooine.
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^ LEIA They're on Dantooine.
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^ They used the masters to put in all that CGI stuff for the 20th Anniversary re-release in 1997.
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.Tarkin: There you see, Lord Vader?^ You see Lord Vader, she can be reasonable.
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^ EMPEROR Have you confronted the Rebel fleet yet, Lord Vader?

^ Almost every rolled Vader advance one sheet you see for this title is a Studio issued one without the NSS info.
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She can be reasonable. Proceed with the operation. .You may fire when ready.^ TARKIN: You may fire when ready.
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^ You may fire when ready.
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^ TARKIN You may fire when ready.
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Leia: [furious] What?!
.Tarkin: You're far too trusting.^ TARKIN You're far too trusting.
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^ TARKIN: You're far too trusting.
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^ TARKIN: If you're right, he must not be allowed to escape.
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.Dantooine is too remote to make an effective demonstration, but don't worry.^ Dantooine is too remote to make an effective demonstration.
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.We will deal with your rebel friends soon enough.^ We will deal with your Rebel friends soon enough.
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[The Death Star destroys Alderaan]

[Luke is training with his lightsaber and a laser remote aboard the Millennium Falcon.]
.Ben Kenobi: Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him.^ BEN: Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him.
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^ BEN Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him.
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^ Then one shoots Katarn with a light arrow as Kyle catches it using the Force, then throwing the light arrow back at the Dark Jedi killing him for good.

.Luke Skywalker: You mean it controls your actions?^ LUKE: You mean it controls your actions?
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^ LUKE You mean it controls your actions?
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^ LUKE: What do you mean?
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.Ben Kenobi: Partially, but it also obeys your commands.^ But it also obeys your commands.
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[Luke gets shot by the remote.]
.Han Solo: [laughs] Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.^ HAN Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.
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^ HAN: Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.
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^ HAN: Kid, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other.
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.Luke Skywalker: You don't believe in the Force, do you?^ LUKE You don't believe in the Force, do you?
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^ LUKE: Why don't you outrun them?
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^ LUKE: You don't believe in the Force, do you?
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.Han Solo: Kid, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other.^ HAN: Kid, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other.
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^ HAN Kid, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other.
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^ Solo runs in toward Luke and they embrace one another, slapping each other on the back.
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.I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything.^ I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful force controlling everything.
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^ I've never seen anything like it before.
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^ Just a few very minor ripples in the mylar (we have never seen one of these without any).
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.There's no mystical energy field that controls my destiny.^ There's no mystical energy field that controls my destiny.
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^ BEN: In my experience, there's no such thing as luck.
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^ There's no sense in you risking yourself on my account.
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.It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.^ Ben smiles quietly HAN: It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.
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^ HAN It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.
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.Ben Kenobi: [gets up and takes a blast helmet] I suggest you try it again, Luke.^ BEN: I suggest you try it again, Luke.
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^ BEN I suggest you try it again, Luke.
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^ LUKE Blast it, will you!
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.This time, let go your conscious self and act on instinct.^ BEN: This time, let go your conscious self and act on instinct.
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^ BEN This time, let go your conscious self and act on instinct.
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^ Why spend all that time and money to fix and hide your "mistakes" if you're going to release the original versions?
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[puts the helmet on Luke, which covers his eyes]
.Luke Skywalker: But with the blast shield down, I can't even see!^ LUKE (laughing) With the blast shield down, I can't even see.
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^ INT. DEATH STAR - CORRIDOR - BLAST SHIELDS DOOR Han and Chewbacca run down a long corridor with several troopers hot on their trail.
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^ LUKE There are two Banthas down there but I don't see any...
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.How am I supposed to fight?^ How am I supposed to fight?
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.Ben Kenobi: Your eyes can deceive you.^ BEN You'd better get on with your exercises.
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^ BEN: That's what your uncle told you.
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^ BEN That's what your uncle told you.
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Don't trust them.

Darth Vader: He is here.
.Grand Moff Tarkin: Obi-Wan Kenobi.^ INT. DEATH STAR - CONTROL ROOM Grand Moff Tarkin watches the projected target screen with satisfaction.
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^ INT. DEATH STAR Grand Moff Tarkin casts a sinister eye at the computer screen.
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^ LEIA: Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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.What makes you think so?^ OWEN What makes you think that?
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^ What makes you think so?
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^ OWEN: What makes you think that?
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.Vader: A tremor in the Force.^ VADER A tremor in the Force.
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^ VADER: A tremor in the Force.
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.The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.^ The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.
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.Tarkin: Surely he must be dead by now.^ TARKIN Surely he must be dead by now.
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.Vader: Don't underestimate the Force.^ VADER: Don't underestimate the power of the Force.
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^ VADER Don't underestimate the power of the Force.
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Tarkin: The Jedi are extinct. .Their fire has gone out of the universe.^ TARKIN: The Jedi are extinct, their fire has gone out of the universe.
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^ TARKIN The Jedi are extinct, their fire has gone out of the universe.
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.You, my friend, are all that's left of their religion.^ You, my friend, are all that's left of their religion.
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^ And to end, one of my other favorite things you did was update all the hologram and displays.
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^ BEN: Now, let's see if we can't figure out what you are, my little friend.
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[An intercom beeps, which Tarkin answers] Yes?
Intercom: We've received an alert in Section AA23.
Tarkin: The princess? .Put all stations on alert!^ Put all sections on alert!
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.Vader: Obi-Wan is here.^ VADER: Obi-Wan is here.
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^ VADER Obi-Wan is here.
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^ VADER: I've been waiting for you, Obi-Wan.
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The Force is with him.
.Tarkin: If you are right, he must not be allowed to escape.^ TARKIN If you're right, he must not be allowed to escape.
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^ BEN You must do what you feel is right, of course.
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.Vader: Escape is not his plan.^ VADER: Escape is not his plan.
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^ VADER Escape is not his plan.
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^ VADER She must have hidden the plans in the escape pod.
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.I must face him, alone.^ I must face him alone.
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.Han Solo: [to Leia] Look, I ain't in this for your revolution, and I'm not in it for you, Princess.^ The Empire Strikes Back (04:09) Han Solo and The Princess .

^ Leia looks up into Han's eyes.

^ HAN Look, Your Worshipfulness, let's get one thing straight!
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.I expect to be well paid.^ I expect to be well paid.
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I'm in it for the money.
.Princess Leia Organa: You needn't worry about your reward.^ LEIA You needn't worry about your reward.
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^ LEIA What you said...about this being your last mission...

^ LEIA: You needn't worry about your reward.
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.If money is all that you love, then that's what you'll receive!^ You'll do all right.
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^ If money is all that you love, then that's what you'll receive!
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^ If you've got half of your father's skill, you'll do better than all right.
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.[to Luke] Your friend is quite a mercenary.^ LEIA Your friend is quite a mercenary.
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^ LEIA: Your friend is quite a mercenary.
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^ Luke is quite saddened at the sight of his friend's departure.
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.I wonder if he really cares about anything...or anybody.^ I wonder if he really cares about anything...
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^ I wonder if he really cares about anything...or anyone.
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[leaves]
Luke Skywalker: I care. .[sits down next to Han] So, what do you think of her, Han?^ HAN I think I know what you're gettin' at.

^ THREEPIO: Do you think they'll melt us down?
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^ Do you think the Star Wars franchise would exist after the next hundred years?

.Han Solo: I'm trying not to, kid.^ HAN I'm trying not to, kid!
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^ HAN Thats what I'm trying to tell you, kid.
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^ HAN: Thats what I'm trying to tell you, kid.
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Luke Skywalker: Good.
.Han Solo: Still, she's got a lot of spirit.^ HAN Still, she's got a lot of spirit.
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^ HAN: Still, she's got a lot of spirit.
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.I don't know, what do you think?^ Don't let anyone know where you got this.

^ I don't know, what do you think?
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^ LEIA: I don't know what you're talking about.
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You think a princess and a guy like me-
.Luke Skywalker: No.^ I have the 1976 novelization of Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker (Ballantine), & there are NO chapter titles, only roman numerals.
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[Luke and Han are about to go their separate ways; Luke is upset that Han still plans to leave after receiving his reward]
.Han Solo: What good is a reward if you ain't around to use it?^ HAN What good's a reward if you ain't around to use it?
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^ HAN: What good's a reward if you ain't around to use it?
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^ HAN: Well, he ain't going to be around long enough to tell anyone about us.
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.Besides, attacking that battle station ain't my idea of courage.^ Besides, attacking that battle station ain't my idea of courage.
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^ TARKIN: Princess Leia, before your execution I would like you to be my guest at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational.
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^ TARKIN Princess Leia, before your execution I would like you to be my guest at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational.
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.It's more like...suicide.^ It's more like suicide.
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.Luke Skywalker: [resigned] All right.^ LUKE: Is the ship all right?
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^ LUKE He'll be all right.
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^ LUKE: All right.
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.Well, take care of yourself, Han.^ Well, take care of yourself, Han.
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^ HAN Well, I wasn't gonna let you get all the credit and take all the reward.
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^ I won't be drafted into the Imperial Starfleet that's for sure...Take care of yourself, you'll always be the best friend I've got.
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.[bitterly] I guess that's what you're best at, ain't it?^ I guess that's what you're best at, isn't it?
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^ Han, my boy, I'm only doing this because you're the best and I need you.
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^ JABBA: (mock surprise) Han, why you're the best smuggler in the business.
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[starts to leave]
.Han Solo: Hey, Luke!^ The Empire Strikes Back: Luke Skywalker goes to Dagobah, Han Solo also goes to look for Luke on Hoth.

^ HAN: Hey, Luke...may the Force be with you!
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^ LUKE I'm Luke Skywalker and this is Han Solo.

.[Luke stops and turns to face him] [begrudgingly] May the Force be with you.^ May the Force Be with You (03:58) .

^ LUKE: You don't believe in the Force, do you?
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^ May the Force be with you.


.Red Leader: All wings report in.^ RED LEADER All wings report in.
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^ RED LEADER: All wings report in.
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^ Fixed the horrible jump cut of R2 as he is loaded into the X-Wing while Luke talks to Biggs & Red Leader.
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.Red Ten: Red Ten standing by.^ RED TEN Red Ten standing by.
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.Red Seven: Red Seven standing by.^ RED SEVEN: (over Biggs' headset) Red Seven standing by.
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.Biggs Darklighter: Red Three standing by.^ RED SEVEN (over Biggs' headset) Red Seven standing by.
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^ RED SEVEN: (over Biggs' headset) Red Seven standing by.
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^ BIGGS Red Three standing by.
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.Jek Porkins: Red Six standing by.^ INT. PORKINS' COCKPIT PORKINS Red Six standing by.
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^ INTERIOR: PORKINS' COCKPIT. PORKINS: Red Six standing by.
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.Red Nine: Red Nine standing by.^ RED NINE: (over headset) Red Nine standing by.
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^ RED NINE (over headset) Red Nine standing by.
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.Wedge Antilles: Red Two standing by.^ INT. THRONE ROOM Two Red Imperial Guards stand at attention.

^ WEDGE (over speaker) This is Red Two.
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^ INTERIOR: WEDGE'S FIGHTER -- COCKPIT. WEDGE: Red Two standing by.
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.Red Eleven: Red Eleven standing by.^ INTERIOR: LUKE'S X-WING FIGHTER -- COCKPIT. RED ELEVEN: (over headset) Red Eleven standing by.
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^ INT. LUKE'S X-WING FIGHTER - COCKPIT RED ELEVEN (over headset) Red Eleven standing by.
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.Luke Skywalker: Red Five standing by.^ LUKE Red Five standing by.
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^ LUKE: Red Five standing by.
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^ RED LEADER: Are you...Luke Skywalker?
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[R2 chirps]
.Red Leader: Lock S-foils in attack position.^ RED LEADER We're in position.
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^ RED LEADER: We're in position.
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^ INT. LUKE'S X-WING - COCKPIT - TRAVELING The Red Leader's X-wing flies past Luke as he puts his nose down and starts his attack dive.
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Taglines

  • A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

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Star Wars Episode IV:
A New Hope
Directed by George Lucas
Produced by Gary Kurtz
Rick McCallum
(Special Edition)
Written by George Lucas
Starring Mark Hamill
Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Peter Cushing
Alec Guinness
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Gilbert Taylor, BSC
Editing by Richard Chew
Paul Hirsch
Marcia Lucas
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Lucasfilm
Release date(s) May 25, 1977 (USA)
October 27, 1977 (Australia)
December 27, 1977 (UK)
Running time 121 min. (original)
125 min. (Special Edition)
Country
Language English
Budget $11,000,000
Preceded by Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Followed by Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Official website
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was the first of the Star Wars movies created by George Lucas. The movie was released in 1977 and is a mix of science fiction, fantasy, action and drama.

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Plot

Princess Leia Organa is a prisoner to the evil Empire. She was captured by Darth Vader, who is helping the Empire stop a rebellion, by using the Death Star. Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Han Solo work together to rescue her. They are helped by the droids (or robots) R2-D2 and C-3PO. With the princess, they try to stop the Empire and bring peace and happiness to the galaxy.

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