Star Wars

The Top 63 Marathon, part 53

Title: Star Wars
Year: 1977
Length: 121 minutes [the original version, without random cartoons drawn on top of everything]
Director: George Lucas
Writer: George Lucas
Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels
Music: John Williams
Distinctions: Oscars for Best Score, Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects and Best Sound; special Academy Award for sound effects; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Guinness); currently #14 on the IMDb’s Top 250

My reaction
Synopsis: a farm boy stumbles across information needed to save the galaxy from a giant death ray
How I saw it: on video many times (have on DVD), most recently yesterday
Concept: Good.
Story: Good.
Characters: Good.
Dialog: Indifferent. Lots of great lines. Lots of terrible lines that have come to seem great since they’ve been repeated so much.
Pacing: Good.
Cinematography: Good.
Special effects/design: Great.
Acting: Good.
Music: Great.
Subjective Rating: 9/10 (One of my favorites). We’ve passed the point now on the Top 250 where all I can really say about these movies is, “Dude, it’s f***ing [insert title here].” So: Dude, it’s f***ing Star Wars.
Objective Rating: 3.2/4 (Very good).


One Response to Star Wars

  1. ianthecool says:

    Dude, its f**king Star Wars is all you need to say indeed.

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