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