Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas. The film series has spawned an extensive media franchise called the Expanded Universe including books, television series, computer and video games, and comic books. These supplements to the franchise's two film trilogies have resulted in significant development of the series' fictional universe, kept the franchise active in the 16-year interim between the two film trilogies. The franchise depicts a galaxy described as far, far away in the distant past, and it commonly portrays Jedi as a representation of good, in conflict with the Sith, their evil counterpart. Their weapon of choice, the lightsaber, is commonly recognized in popular culture. The fictional universe also contains many themes, especially influences of philosophy and religion.
Remember...the Force will be with you, always. For other uses of "Star Wars", see Star Wars. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is a 1977 space opera film. It was the first film released in the Star Wars saga. 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. 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. Star Wars Episode IV: Quotes
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (also known as The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner, produced by Gary Kurtz, and written by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan, with George Lucas writing the film's story and serving as executive producer. Of the six main Star Wars films, it was the second to be released and the fifth in terms of internal chronology. Following a difficult production, The Empire Strikes Back was released on May 21, 1980, and initially received mixed reviews from critics, although it has since grown in esteem, becoming the most critically acclaimed chapter in the Star Wars saga and is considered one of the greatest films ever made. It earned more than $538 million worldwide over the original run and several re-releases, making it 1980's highest-grossing film. When adjusted for inflation, it is the twelfth-highest-grossing film in the U.S. and Canada as of 2012.
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Le logo de Star Wars tel qu'il apparaît en introduction des films et sur de nombreux produits dérivés. Star Wars (à l'origine nommée en France et au Québec sous son titre français, La Guerre des étoiles) est une épopée cinématographique de science-fiction créée par George Lucas en 1977. Star Wars
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, originally released as Star Wars, is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film released in the Star Wars saga and is the fourth in terms of the series' internal chronology. Groundbreaking in its use of special effects and science fiction and fantasy storytelling, the original Star Wars is regarded as one of the most successful and influential films. The film stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing and Alec Guinness.
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Star Wars Origins - Joseph Campbell and the Hero's Journey In 1949 Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) made a big splash in the field of mythology with his book The Hero With a Thousand Faces. This book built on the pioneering work of German anthropologist Adolph Bastian (1826-1905), who first proposed the idea that myths from all over the world seem to be built from the same "elementary ideas." Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875-1961) named these elementary ideas "archetypes," which he believed to be the building blocks not only of the unconscious mind, but of a collective unconscious. In other words, Jung believed that everyone in the world is born with the same basic subconscious model of what a "hero" is, or a "mentor" or a "quest," and that's why people who don't even speak the same language can enjoy the same stories.
Hopefully reading this infographic will give you a nice break, writing about it has for me. I sit here amidst a slew of homework, from writing a paper on Rousseau and his Discourses to studying Chinese Politics. Now after finding this infographic, all I want to do is put everything away and watch Star Wars. Whether you are a fan of the double triology (? Sixology? How Star Wars Changed the World
Star Wars Origins: How did George Lucas create Star Wars? A critic might say "Oh, Lucas combined Flash Gordon with Akira Kurosawa, threw in some science fiction novels, comic books, The Wizard of Oz, and sewed it all up with Joseph Campbell's ideas on the structure of myth." And Lucas did do all those things, but that can't be the final answer. Why? Every storyteller would like to connect with people as deeply as Lucas did with Star Wars, and everyone has access to the same raw materials.
Star Wars Lightsabres Made Reality By Science Star Wars fans will feel the force is definitely with them after a scientific breakthrough which has turned the lightsabre from science fiction to fact. Harvard and MIT physicists writing in the new edition of Nature say they have discovered a way to bind photons together in order to form a new molecule, which behaves almost exactly like the lethal devices wielded by Jedi Knights. Harvard university physics professor Mikhail Lukin said: "Most of the properties of light we know about originate from the fact that photons are massless and do not interact." This is illustrated when two laser beams are shone at each other, and they pass through one another. Professor Lukin said: "What we have done is create a special type of medium in which photons interact with each other so strongly that they act as though they have mass, and bind together to form molecules.
Mythology in Star Wars Nobody paid $7 to hear Homer read The Odyssey, or lined up to buy Thomas Malory's 15th-century version of King Arthur's legend. But, when Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace opens at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, George Lucas' epic of galactic good and evil will be seen by more people in one day than Homer or Malory ever dreamed of reaching in their lifetimes.
"George, you can type this shit, but you sure as hell can't say it," Harrison Ford once famously said to George Lucas. And this new 'Star Wars' blooper reel - discovered by writer J.W. Rinzler while he was researching a 'making of' series - does rather prove him right. Click play to enjoy a few hilarious outtakes from the 1977 classic - including stumbling Stormtroopers and, yes, fluffed lines. (And note: the first few clips are silent, as according to YouTuber Neil Bowyer, the original sound wasn't present. These Aren't The Lines You're Looking For: New 'Star Wars' Blooper Reel Unveiled (VIDEO)
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As Star Wars has gone on to become a popular culture phenomenon, much of the credit goes to its characters. Darth Vader, for one, has helped the films achieve massive success. His rise as a Jedi Knight to his fall to the dark side as documented in the six “episodes” of the franchise is not only regarded as one of the most iconic villains in the history of film, but also one of the best characters in cinema. Despite being billed as the main antagonist in the latter trilogy of the series, one of the reasons for the popularity of Darth Vader among people is his depth and complexity. The Dark Lord may have gotten his moral allegiance twisted along the way, but no one can deny that he is indeed badass when it counted the most. Heavy breathing and iconic costume aside, the cultural impact of Darth Vader outside film is undeniable, as proven by the tributes and parodies in the media. The Darkest Lord – 25 Spine-Chilling Darth Vader Fan Art
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Jedi Temple vs Library in Dublin This is the Long Room in the library at Trinity College in Dublin, which I visited for the first time last week and spent the first few minutes I was in there racking my brains where I had seen them before. Then it hit me. Instead of Jedi law and instruction, the shelves held some of the library’s five million books dating back hundreds of years.
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47 Behind-The-Scenes Photos Of "Star Wars" Actor Peter Mayhew is the kind of guy who you'd probably think twice about sitting across from in a bar. Towering over seven-and-a-half feet tall, Mayhew is a shaggy, wild-eyed giant in the civilian world, and in his professional life, an even wilder, shaggier giant by the name of Chewbacca who has been known to rip people's arms out of their sockets in the Star Wars movies for beating him at a game of holo-chess. Yet beneath the shag, both Mayhew himself and his famous Wookiee counterpart are famous sweethearts. As if to prove it, Mayhew has recently taken himself to Twitter to post a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes photos from his personal archives, showing the world of Star Wars as it existed between 1976 and 1983.
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