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Star Wars Episode Iv A New Hope

Critique Star Wars: A new hope "A long.long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…." These short, simple words have influenced generations. Novices and Star Wars fans alike have enjoyed and thrived on these inventive movies. The writer and director, George Lucas, came up with the idea during his years at the University of California. He came up with a six part series, yet, the first movie to be produced was part four entitled Star Wars: A new hope. It was produced in 1977...

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Star Wars: May the Force Be With You

managed to achieve such a status, but perhaps no other movie has had such an impact as the original Star Wars. The movie was released in 1977 and was an immediate success, receiving rave reviews from critics and fans alike, and soon becoming one of the highest grossing movies of all time. The movie appealed to people of all kinds but most of all to the science fiction community. Anyone who hasn’t seen Star Wars and enjoys science fiction or fantasy has no idea what they are missing out on. The epic story...

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Sound, camera shots and mise-en-scene; how they convey the narrative to the audience in the opening sequence of "Star Wars-episode iv, A New Hope"

"Star Wars" was arguably the first in a new breed of high concept, high budget sci-fi action films. It was directed by George Lucas and originally released in only a few cinemas in 1977. However, the buzz around the film grew, and it is now one of the highest grossing films of all time, and along with its sequels, prequels and re-mastered re-releases, has a large cult following. I feel this is because of Lucas` ability to engage the audience through careful use of sound and camera technique; The...

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Star Wars vs Star Treck

1300 Star Wars VS. Star Trek It has long been debated by nerds worldwide: Star Wars or Star Trek, which one is superior. In this paper we take a look at the two universes so you can decide which is the greatest in history of the world. The three points discussed: 1) Geopolitical a combination of political, historical, racial; 2) Military tactics found in the two universes; and 3) religion and philosophy of each. In the Star Trek Universe the Federation was founded by the following four races...

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Star Wars

Star_Wars_4:_A_New_Hope vs. The_Odyssey The Odyssey and Star Wars are two great examples of epics.   Both the stories fulfill the epic hero cycle to the fullest.   In The Odyssey, Odysseus is the hero, he goes to Troy to fight a war and gets lost at sea for 20 years.   In Star Wars Luke is the hero, he gets introduced to the rebel force that is trying to ensure the safety of their universe.   The Odyssey and Star Wars follow the same basic cycle.   Both adventures show hard challenging tasks...

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Star Wars

Star Wars One of the most important functions of film music is to create a mood or atmosphere so as to create an aural frame of reference for viewing visual images. As movies and television plays a major role in today's society, film composers have become fascinated in creating meaningful musical film score by experimenting different elements of music in order to enrich, enhance, develop and dramatise movie action. One of the most popular and successful American orchestral composers of the...

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Princess Leia in a New Hope

the most interesting character in the Star Wars saga. She was first introduced to audiences everywhere in the epic tale with the release of a movie called Star Wars IV: A New Hope in 1977. It was written and directed by George Lucas. It starts out with the princess recording a message to a droid, named R2D2, requesting help from a man called Obi-Wan Kenobi to fight for the Rebel Alliance against the empire. She also puts into the droid the layout of Death Star, which is a giant battle station that...

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Going to a Movie: Archetypes in the "Star Wars" Movie

tune. "It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory," the screen announces. Fans' eyes dart to read this opening of Star Wars: A New Hope, now a pinnacle in the domain of science fiction. Millions applaud its classical texture: the slight taste of fairy tale archetypes that appeals to a variety of audiences. These same paradigms also complement an underlying theme of the trilogy. Within Star Wars: A New Hope and Return of the Jedi, archetypes...

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The Origins of Star Wars

“The Origins of Star Wars” Not so long ago in a galaxy a bit closer to home, George Lucas crafted one of the most iconic movies of all time. That movie was soon followed by a series of mind bending movies that captured the hearts and minds of generations up to this day. From light saber duels to the destructive power of the Death Star, Star Wars is one movie saga that we are all familiar with. But how did this captivating series come to be? How did it all begin? Just how did George Lucas come up...

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Star Wars: an Intergalactic Joyride

Star Wars: An Intergalactic Joyride "Star Wars" is the highest grossing movie of all time. It is also one of my favorites. It was released in May 1977 and re-released in a restored and enhanced Special Edition just last month. There are many different criteria that can be used to describe ŒStar Wars' appeal. Gary Arnold and Edward Rothstein, two movie critics who had the opportunity to review this great movie, explain its appeal in very much the same way. There is a difference though....

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