Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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

    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…

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  • Philosophical Themes In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

    is easily overlooked because when most people watch movies they are looking for pure entertainment instead of the significant meaning. However, taking into account the philosophical relevance is important for understanding the overall meaning in any screenplay. This statement enables people to have favorite films that they really do not completely understand. One of the most nostalgic movies in history, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, contains many disguised philosophical themes that many…

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  • Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

    “It was 34 years ago, on May 25, 1977, that “Star Wars” (later known as “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope”) thundered onto the big screen and changed the course of Hollywood history.” (Hero Complex Star Wars) The budget that the crew had was eleven million dollars. It became so popular that it had made over four million dollars in the US but had made over seven million dollars world wide in the box office which put it as the number one movie of the year in 1977 by about four million dollars…

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  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

    In “Star Wars episode IV: A New Hope,” viewers are introduced to Luke Skywalker, the son of Anakin Skywalker in his home planet, Tatooine. He lives there with his uncle and his aunt. In the Call to Adventure, Luke and his uncle buy two droids named R2-D2 and C-3P0. It is revealed that R2-D2 has a secret message embedded in him from a very beautiful woman, who Luke has never seen before. She states in the message that she needs Obi-Wan Kenobi's help and Luke delivers the message to him. She tells…

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  • Star Wars Movie Analysis

    The Star Wars Series is a saga of films loved by just about every person in the United States. From middle-aged Sci-Fi nerds to middle school jocks, you’d be hard pressed to find somebody that “just didn’t get the hype.” The first Star Wars film, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, was released in 1977 and the last film of the series (so far), Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, was released in 2005. Though the original movie was a pop culture phenomenon and has changed film forever, the…

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  • Star Wars Themes

    elements from other movies, books, and even mythological and historical figures and events. George Lucas and his Star Wars films provide a prime example of a film that is a pastiche of various other films, while also serving as a cache of inspiration for future filmmakers. Such inspiration was needed at a time when the film industry had little direction because of the influence of big business and Wall Street along with the disintegration of the Motion Picture Production Code. In fact, Star Wars…

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  • Christopher Nolan's Inception

    fiction category. There are several elements presented in the movie that support this argument. One such element is that there is a lot of scientific innovation and imaginary technology in the movie. These are elements that are not identified in the contemporary settings but occur in a futuristic setting that is not supported by today's technological developments. The kind of innovation portrayed in the movie cannot be available in today’s world. Another element brought out in the movie is the…

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  • The Freeza Saga Analysis

    The Freeza Saga represents Dragon Ball Z's closest approach to what might be called the textbook example of the monomyth, even though it does not cover all seventeen of Campbell's stages. The tail-end of the Saiyan Saga serves as the catalyst for the Departure act; Goku and his friends need to travel into outer space to the planet Namek to bring their comrades killed by the saiyans back to life, including the creator of the dragon balls. This need to find new dragon balls creates the Call to…

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  • The Matrix Movie Making Revolution Essay

    The Matrix: A movie making Revolution The Matrix is a movie released in the year 1999, and it is considered a cult classic by many moviegoers. In terms of science fiction movies, it ranks highly on many lists and represents what critics consider to be a pioneering way of storytelling. It tells the narrative of a dystopian future. In this new reality, machines rule the world and are harnessing humans as an energy source. The humans are plugged in to a virtual reality which is popularly referred…

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  • Essay On Athena's Role In The Odyssey

    day arrives for us to do our work’” (13, 299, 449-450). Athena helps Odysseus because she had sympathy for him and all Odysseus wanted to do was return home. Athena helps protect Odysseus as he is on a mysterious island full of perils. As Odysseus is on the island, Athena helps protect him in a unique way by: “’First I will transform you-no one must know you. I will shrivel the supple skin on your lithe limbs, strip the russet curl from your head and deck you out in rags you’d hate to see some…

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