Monday, July 7, 2014

Film #22: Star Wars (1977)

Plot - It's Star Wars.

Form - For such a pulpy seventies film, Star Wars manages to keep all the action exciting and well-paced.

F/X - Crazy! Models galore, stop-motion marvels, everything that makes special effects great rolled up into one.

Acting - There's a good reason why a lot of the actors from the original Star Wars trilogy never did anything with their career: they're only good in the ridiculous space opera schlock. Still, it's great schlock.

Mise en scene - Invents its own world masterfully, borrowing heavily from early sci-fi classics.

Quotables - Countless. "I've got a bad feeling about this", "Use the force Luke". Practically the whole script is one long, long quotable.

Cool stuff - Everything.


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