Ever wonder what the third highest grossing film EVER is? Think it could be a movie only so called “nerds” would like? Or one of the biggest classics of the 19th century? Star wars is a movie loved by millions. Star Wars The Force Awakens made over 2 billion dollars. Just a few hundred million away from #1. Avatar. Star Wars The Force awakens is part of the star wars galaxy created by the famous LucasArts. This is the 7th movie of the series, and there is more to come. It takes place a long time ago in a galaxy Far Far away. There is galactic empires. People with powers and swords that can cut through anything. It is very interesting. But the takeaway from the film is fear. Fear is within every single person in the world being a person with
The Star Wars Trilogy The First of the three part series, Star Wars, is the tale of a band of
How Technology is Represented in Star Wars When watching the film, Star Wars, it is impossible not to be aware of the technology that is represented in the film, partly because it is so much more advanced than our own is now, but also because we can imagine how we might someday acquire such technology. The central theme in Star Wars is good versus evil, clearly demonstrated by the technology in the film. While the Rebels (the good guys) use technology primarily to fight for freedom and quality of life for all, the Empire (the bad guys) use technology to develop weapons of destruction and war in an attempt to rule the galaxy. In addition to these two opposing sides, there is another group that doesn’t use technology for war. This
"Star Wars" was arguably the first in a new breed of high concept, high budget sci-fi action films. It was directed by George Lucas and originally released in only a few cinemas in 1977. However, the buzz around the film grew, and it is now one of the highest grossing films of all time, and along with its sequels, prequels and re-mastered re-releases, has a large cult following. I feel this is because of Lucas` ability to engage the audience through careful use of sound and camera technique;
“ A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away” there was a battle. Mostly everyone knows these words are from Star Wars. There are currently seven Star Wars movies. They all have good guys and bad guys. The Dark Side are the bad guys and the Jedi are the good guys.
Much of the Star Wars ' credibility and popularity is owed to the richness of its fictional world as defined by writer/director George Lucas. In an interview, Lucas states that the original idea for Star Wars was modelled on the movies of his childhood, The “Flash Gordon movie serials and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars Series of books.” The mise-en-scène in Star Wars plays a vitally important role, so the question explored in this essay is how the use of mise-en-scène adds depth to the themes in Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope (1977), paying particular attention to ‘good versus evil’. This theme stands out in because it speaks to one of the oldest struggles of all, the battle between right and wrong.
“Do or do not,” says Yoda, in the acclaimed science fiction movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, “there is no try” (Empire). This quote is perhaps the most famous of the character’s, and perhaps one of the most famous in the whole franchise. It highlights an idea that the scene perpetuates: the fact you intend to do something doesn’t matter, only whether or not it is done. This is not a perfect metaphor for the application of knowledge, but it fits in rather easily. Without an effect, an application, all you have is abstract knowledge – that trying that Yoda denies – and in that way value has been diminished. Two areas of knowledge which especially highlight the values and limitations of that claim are the natural sciences and religion.
Star Wars Rhetorical Analysis On May 25, 1977, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was released. George Lucas created the science fiction series using Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey plot structure. Campbell created the plot structure by expanding on psychologist Carl Jung’s idea of the archetype. Archetypes are reoccurring symbols that can be found in literature, music, and art. Lucas found that Campbell’s Hero’s Journey was the perfect structure for the plot of Star Wars. The Hero’s Journey consists of ten steps which the protagonist, usually the hero, has to complete. Throughout the movie, George Lucas perfectly orchestrated all ten steps of the Hero’s Journey, and also used dozens of the archetypes that Campbell created.
While observing the set Lucas says that the set is so much better than his set and the movie will make much more money than Star Wars to Lucas’s dismay. Lucas also said “Oh my God, your movie is better than Star Wars! This is gonna be the biggest hit of all time. I can’t believe this set” Lucas said he would trade some earnings with Spielberg. They would each trade 2.5 percent of their movies earnings to each other. Then Spielberg agreed to the bet but actually Star Wars made $775 million at the box office and close encounters only making $304 million. Though Lucas did not lose much money since after the movie he was still a billionaire so there was not a giant hole in his wallet after the bet which surprised Lucas. He was very surprised that Star Wars got almost double the earning of close encounters and now had so much money.
Due to the great commercial success of the Star Wars series, George Lucas was given the opportunity to rerelease Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope along with the two other movies in the Star Wars Trilogy. Fox spent a reported $15 million on giving
Lucas’ movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, was not only the biggest sensation of its time,”...winning seven Academy Awards…” (Kiminski 10) , but also a substantial influence on the toy world. Lucas stated in his interview, “Ten year old boys will
Pop Culture Milli Loos 9/9/16 The first Star wars movie “STAR WARS: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE” was a game changer in the world of movies. According to the National Information Services, LLC “STAR WARS: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE” made $1,554,475 just in the opening weekend on May, 25,1977 and made a whopping $786,598,007 according to the worldwide box office ticket registry. "Box Office History for Star Wars Movies." Star Wars Franchise Box Office History. Nash Information Services, LLC., n.d. Web. 09 Sept. 2016. This film is idolized by millions Americans and foreigners and we can all thank one man for it. George Lucas. A lot of opinions have been formed about all six of the Star Wars movie some good some bad. Throughout this essay I give you data on Star Wars, background information on George Lucas the creator, George’s mindset on the changes of the originals and prequels, my judgement on fan reactions and George’s decisions, and of course the opinions of the beloved fans who made Star wars famous.
In 1949 Joseph Campbell published his book on myth and heroic archetypes known as “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”. Most importantly, the book outlined the 17 stages of a mythological hero's journey. Star Wars: A New Hope is no exception to the many stories that contain a lot of
Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. The First Order has risen from the ashes of the Galactic Empire to finish what the Empire couldn’t stop. But the newly assemble Resistance is there to prevent them from moving forward with their plan to destroy the galaxy.
The science-fiction film genre serves as an excellent medium for examining shifting power structures, social paranoia and Cold War politics during the 1950s. A number of films released during this period, including: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Them (1954) and Attack of the 50ft Woman (1958), are particularly symptomatic of the social and political atmosphere of the time. These films navigate not only narrative based issues such as the threat of aliens and science experiments gone wrong; but also wider issues of the time, such as the Cold War, changes in the US film industry, urbanisation, politics, the growing power of women and most significantly, social concern about nuclear energy.