Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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    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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    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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    “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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    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

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    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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    Harrison Ford: The Star System In Hollywood The Star System in Hollywood is what powers the rise of unknowns into household names and Hollywood fame. The Star, the actor and even the real person all play a role in the success and failure of an actor or actress, personas which in combination will be able to make or break a film before it is even released. Harrison Ford manages this expertly, a rough yet heroic star, a quick witted and dead pan actor, and the actual person hidden away from the…

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    Star Wars Themes

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    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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    classic Hollywood Film era. Mulvey’s work has since received various criticisms (Torres Lecture 10) however, several of her ideas are still prevalent in films today –specifically male characters as active and female characters as passive (Mulvey). Mulvey theorizes, “pleasure in looking has been split between active/male and passive/female. The determining male gaze projects its fantasy onto the female figure which is styled accordingly.” (19) Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Abrams 2015) attempts…

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    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has certainly spawned several fan theories as to just what is happening in the film’s confusing (yet brilliantly shot) Knightmare sequence, where Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne sees a post-apocalyptic future filled with parademons, an evil Superman (Henry Cavill) as well as several hints on the impending arrival of Darkseid. However, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox helmer Jay Oliva has just stated that it may not have been a dream but a direct connection to…

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    Jj Abrams Research Paper

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    JJ Abrams is a very popular director in today's cinema and widely considered as an auteur. He has helped rejuvenate the Sci-Fi genre in many ways. First off if you have seen any of JJ Abrams movies or TV series’s they all have one major similarity which is; whatever you think is going to happen next, something entirely different will happen, as the case in Lost. Also all of JJ Abrams work have been strongly character driven something that doesn’t always appear in movies, especially in the…

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