Say NO to May the 4th? What propaganda is this?
The movie Star Wars, released May 25, 1977, opened up a whole new world for many children (and adults
) across the nation. Here it was, on the big screen, basically a space opera/fairy-tale complete with a princess. The storyline was easy to follow, simple as black and white, down to Leia’s pure white princess outfit contrasting with Darth Vader’s pure black one. Add the deep voice and ominous timbre of James Earl Jones with that respiration, and you’ve got yourself a villian. It didn’t hurt that the actor, David Prowse (yes, I knew that w/out looking it up) was 6’6″ and Carrie Fisher was only 5’1″.
And how about Peter Cushing? I mean, if he were only second in charge, imagine how bad Darth Vader was?
While I’m not the biggest fan of the “first” three movies, I do appreciate the back story that they convey. Plus, Samuel L. Jackson with a light-saber? Priceless!
For your perusal, some Star Wars cosplay!!
So what are you doing to celebrate today?
If you haven’t been over to my group blog “Luscious Literaries” take a stroll on over there.
Laura Marcella says
I’m not a big fan of the “first” three movies either (though I do own and watch them from time to time). I much prefer Episodes IV, V, and VI. They’re so good!! When I was a kid I wanted to be Princess Leia when I grew up. To my unending disappointment I’m not nearly as kickass and brave as she! 🙂
Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines
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Hi Laura! I think it’s because my first exposure to the universe was with #3. I can’t see any other actors in the roles, and I think the actor who played the young Darth Vader was just plain bad! So glad you stopped by!