Star Wars

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(out of 5)


This science-fiction blockbuster breathed new life into the genre by creating a space opera (inspired by director George Lucas’s love of Japanese samurai films) in which passionate character conflicts play against beautifully designed interplanetary backdrops.  plays Luke Skywalker, a young farm boy looking for adventure who finds it when he joins up with two Droids (short for androids), an old hermit () and a cad of a mercenary pilot () to rescue a princess () who has been kidnapped by the evil Darth Vader. Followed by an even better sequel, The Empire Strikes Back, this is one you’ll want to watch again and again (provided that you haven’t already).


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USA, 1977

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Screenplay by George Lucas

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

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Academy Awards
Best Art Direction (art direction: John Barry, Norman Reynolds, Leslie Dilley; set decoration: Roger Christian)
Best Costume Design (John Mollo)
Best Film Editing (Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas, Richard Chew)
Best Music (Original Score) (John Williams)
Best Sound (Don MacDougall, Ray West, Bob Minkler, Derek Ball)
Best Visual Effects (John Stears, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Grant McCune, Robert Blalack)
Special Achievement Award to Benjamin Burtt, Jr., for the creation of the alien, creature and robot voices featured in Star Wars.

Nominations
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Alec Guinness as “Ben ‘Obi-Wan’ Kenobi”)
Best Directing (George Lucas)
Best Picture (Gary Kurtz, producer)
Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen-Based on Factual Material or on Story Material Not Previously Published or Produced) (George Lucas)

Golden Globe Award
Best Original Score-Motion Picture (John Williams)

Nominations
Best Motion Picture-Drama
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Alec Guinness)
Best Director (George Lucas)

Los Angeles Film Critics Awards
Best Picture
Best Music (John Williams)

National Board Of Review Award
Top Ten Films

Writers Guild Award Nomination
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen

Directors Guild Award Nomination
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures (George Lucas)

British Academy Awards
Best Sound
Anthony Asquith Award For Film Music

Nominations
Best Film
Best Production Design/Art Direction
Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing


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