Star Wars (film)

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Star Wars
Directit bi George Lucas
Produced bi Gary Kurtz
Written bi George Lucas
Starnin
Muisic bi John Williams
Cinematografie Gilbert Taylor
Eeditit bi
Production
company
Distributit bi 20th Century Fox1
Release date
  • 25 Mey 1977 (1977-05-25)
Runnin time
121 minutes[1]
Kintra Unitit States
Leid Inglis
Budget $11 million[2]
Box office $775.4 million[2]

Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)[3][4] is a 1977 American epic space opera film[5][6] written an directit bi George Lucas.

Premieres[eedit | eedit soorce]

Country Premiere
 Unitit States 25 May 1977
 Fraunce 19 October 1977
 Italy 20 October 1977
 Australie 27 October 1977
 Spain 7 November 1977
 Greece 8 November 1977
 Portugal 6 December 1977
 Netherlands 15 December 1977
 Finland 16 December 1977
 Swaden 16 December 1977
 Mexico 23 December 1977
 Argentinae 25 December 1977
 Colombie 25 December 1977
 Denmark 26 December 1977
 Norawa 26 December 1977
 Ireland 27 December 1977
 Uruguay 1 January 1978
 Hong Kong 26 January 1978
 Unitit Kinrick 29 January 1978
 Brazil 30 January 1978
 Wast Germany 9 February 1978
 Peru 23 February 1978
 Sooth Korea 1 June 1978
 Japan 30 June 1978
 Indie 1 July 1978
 Iceland 9 July 1978
 Iran 20 July 1978
 Turkey 1979
 Poland 30 March 1979
 Hungary 16 August 1979
 Bulgarie 26 April 1982
 Soviet Union September 1990
 Czechoslovakie 25 July 1991

Plot[eedit | eedit soorce]

The galaxy is in a ceevil war, an spies for the Rebel Alliance hae stolen plans tae the Galactic Empire's Daith Starn, a hivily airmed an armored space station capable o destroyin an entire planet. Rebel leader Princess Leia is in possession o the plans, but her ship is capturt bi Imperial forces unner the command o the evil lord Darth Vader. Afore she is capturt, Leia hides the plans in the memory o an astromech droid cried R2-D2, alang wi a holographic recordin. The droid, accompanied bi fellae protocol droid C-3PO, escape frae the capturt ship tae the desert planet Tatooine.

The droids are captured bi Jawa traders, who sell the pair tae moistur farmers Owen an Beru Lars an thair nephew, Luke Skywalker. While cleanin R2-D2, Luke accidentally triggers part o Leia's message, in which she requests help frae Obi-Wan Kenobi. Efter wanderin if she is referrin tae Ben Kenobi, a hermit livin nearbi, Luke retires for the evening. The next morning, Luke finds R2-D2 searchin for Obi-Wan, an meets Ben, who reveals himsel tae be Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan tells Luke o his days as a Jedi Knight, who wur a faction o umwhile galactic peacekeepers wi supernaitural pouers derived frae an energy field cried the Force, an who wur conquered bi the Empire. Contrary tae his uncle's assertions, Luke learns that his faither foucht alangside Obi-Wan as a Jedi Knight afore he wis betrayed an killed bi Vader, Obi-Wan's umwhile pupil who turned tae the dark side o the Force. Obi-Wan then offers Luke his faither's lichtsaber.

Obi-Wan views Leia's complete message in which she begs him tae tak the Daith Starn plans tae her home planet o Alderaan an gie them tae her faither for analysis. Obi-Wan invites Luke tae accompany him tae Alderaan an acome a student o the Force. Luke initially declines, but chynges his mind efter discoverin that Imperial stormtruipers rakin for C-3PO an R2-D2 hae destroyed his home an killed his aunt an uncle. Obi-Wan an Luke veesit the Mos Eisley Cantina, a bar, an hire smuggler Han Solo an his Wookiee first mate Chewbacca tae transport them on thair ship, the Millennium Falcon.

Upon the Falcon's arrival at the location, thay find oot that Alderaan haes been destroyed bi order o the Death Star's commandin officer, Grand Moff Tarkin, as a demonstration o the Datih Starn's pouer. The Falcon is capturt bi the Daith Starn's tractor beam an brocht intae its hangar bay. While Obi-Wan gangs tae disable the tractor beam, Luke discovers that Leia is imprisoned abuird an, wi the help o Han an Chewbacca, rescues her. Efter several harraein escapes, the group maks its way back tae the Falcon. Obi-Wan engages in a lichtsaber duel wi Darth Vader an is killed. The Falcon escapes the Daith Starn, but carries a homin device that enables Tarkin an Vader tae track it tae the rebels' hidden base on Yavin 4.

The rebels' analysis o the Daith Starn plans reveals a vulnerable exhaust port that connects tae the station's main reactor; thay plan a mission tae attack it. Luke joins the rebel assault squadron while Han collects his payment for the transport an intends tae leave despite Luke's request that he stay an help. In the ensuin battle, the rebels suffer hivy losses efter several unsuccessfu attack runs, leavin Luke ane o the few survivin pilots. Vader leads a squad o TIE fichters an prepares tae attack Luke's X-wing ship, but Han returns an fires on the Imperials, sendin Vader spiralin away. Helped bi spiritual advice frae Obi-Wan instructin him tae uise the Force, Luke successfully destroys the Daith Starn, killin Tarkin seiconts afore he can fire on the rebel base. Leia later awairds Luke an Han medals for thair heroism.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)". British Board of Film Classification. Juin 30, 1977. Retrieved Mey 25, 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Star Wars (1977)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved Mairch 2, 2012. 
  3. Lucas, George (writer/director). (2004). DVD commentary for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. [DVD]. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
  4. "Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope". Lucasfilm. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  5. Hilton, Beth (August 13, 2008). "Lucas: 'Star Wars' is not sci-fi". Digital Spy. Hearst Corporation. Retrieved October 18, 2008. 
  6. Westfahl 2000, p. 40.