Final Film Critique: Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope

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Register to read the introduction… – Story/Plot – In this area, you should offer a brief summary of the film, and then show how it was deployed in the narrative structure of the film. Explain the difference between the film’s story and its plot. This area can be addressed as a separate paragraph, or can be threaded throughout your analysis of the film. Star Wars is a simple tale about good versus evil, which takes place in galaxies far, far away. It tells the story of a young light-sword toting warrior monk, or Jedi, who would leave his outer-rim planet as an orphan and embark on a quest to fulfill his destiny to restore order to the galaxy by leading a rebellion against the evil empire. Science fiction is broadly defined as a film about the future or alternate realities, often but not always set in space, and frequently incorporating horror elements, science-fiction movies are wildly popular among fans (Goodykoontz, 2014). As a subgenre of fantasy, science fiction enables viewers to relate to themes from an idealized alternative version of reality (Edwards, 2014). Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope is a feature-length film that fits this genre perfectly. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope unfolds as princess named Leia is held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and a smuggler named Han Solo team together with the lovable droid duo, R2-D2 and C-3PO, to rescue the beautiful princess and restore justice in the …show more content…
The impact can be as major as inspiring political or social changes or as minor as inspiring the production of toys or lunchboxes. There's no way George Lucas could have ever envisioned the impact his story would have on pop culture, genre filmmaking, and the lives of the millions of fans who would come to embrace Star Wars. Audiences grew to love characters that are now household names. Who hasn’t heard of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, or Darth Vader? The films have had such an impact on our pop culture that it’s impossible to not know at least a little about Star Wars, even if you’ve never seen it. These movies have become so engrained in our everyday culture as Americans that you'll be hard-pressed to find someone in this country that hasn't even heard of 'Star Wars.' Yes, they're that popular. People have intergalatically strong feelings about these …show more content…
If you are unable to find any information about the social impact of the film, explain the personal impact it has had on you.
The analysis portion of your paper should be 1500 to 1800 words in length. You should analyze the film through the lens of one of the broad theories you have learned about in class (auteur theory, genre theory, formalist theory). Your analysis must address four main areas (contextual information, story/plot, aesthetic choices, and social/personal impact) and how these areas work together to develop the theme of the movie. As you construct your analysis, assume that your reader is not familiar with this film. Use your analysis to explain to your reader why they should watch this

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