Also the first time you are in a movie theater, you look back and see a person with a “Darth Vader” helmet, a person dressed as “Chewbacca” and in the distance you think That’s where you can see a Rebel Alliance pilot helmet. Then the lights suddenly go dark, a John Williams theme plays, and the summary for Episode III scrolls across the screen in yellow letters. There, that moment is when one realizes how important Star Wars has been in cinema, in culture, in science fiction, and in people’s lives.
To talk about Star Wars, it is necessary to mention its creator, director George Lucas, who over time became one of the most influential and important filmmakers in the history of cinema, not only for this saga, but also for For Special also influences the revolution and revival of science fiction as a genre that has not lost its validity since then.
Lucas was born in Modesto, California in 1944, and from a very young age he had a great affinity for science fiction and adventure films. His interest in cinema led him to make home movies in his teens, until he worked as an apprentice to Francis Ford Coppola after studying at the University of Southern California, producing films such as The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and Dracula. Another benchmark in modern cinema with movies. ,
It wasn’t until 1977, more than 40 years ago, that a revolutionary film hit theaters and was the first in a saga that would change history forever. Star Wars: A New Hope, directed by George Lucas himself, tells the story of a young farmer named “Luke Skywalker” who, under the mentorship of the Jedi “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, joins the Rebel Alliance to fight against the Galactic Empire. Done. , led by the most iconic villain of all time: “Darth Vader”. The film became an immediate success, despite the fact that Hollywood executives were skeptical at the time.
Subsequently, two films were released that completed the first trilogy, followed by prequels, sequels, television series and spin-offs that have remained a cultural phenomenon.
A before and after
Before the first trilogy, sci-fi movies focused on a distant, dystopian future in a world that seemed unattainable, like Blade Runner. However, despite the fact that the premise of Star Wars is based in a galaxy far, far away, the movies presented a fictional world that felt so real and tangible, that it transported audiences to that place. In its time, visual effects were instrumental in creating life-like worlds and characters and setting a new standard for visual quality in sci-fi films.