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Happy 30th Birthday: STAR WARS

  1. May 24, 2007 #1

    robphy

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  3. May 24, 2007 #2

    G01

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    Truly, its a great movie! Happy Birthday Star Wars!
     
  4. May 25, 2007 #3

    FredGarvin

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    This just adds to the list of things that are making me feel old.
     
  5. May 25, 2007 #4
    Actress Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia, owns one of my paintings. Her father, singer Eddie Fisher, bought it for her at a gallery in Philadelphia. :approve:

    Cool movie, funny, cool special effects for its time, entertaining, and some surprisingly complex characters for a Sci Fi film.
     
  6. May 25, 2007 #5
    I love that movie (the first 3, not the new 3)!
     
  7. May 25, 2007 #6
    I hope to see all the movies at least once in my lifetime.
     
  8. May 25, 2007 #7
    Just when you though the old geezer had finally ended up at the movie cemetery, it springs back to life.
     
  9. May 25, 2007 #8

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    Starting at 3pm EST, the Cinemax channel is playing all six episodes in a row.
    http://www.cinemax.com/
    (It'll also play on the HD channel and on Cinemax west.)
     
  10. May 25, 2007 #9

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    Alas, gone are the days of old, when you could line up three hours before the opening of a blockbuster. It was an event for me and my friends. Last film I ever did this for was Star Wars I*.
     
  11. May 25, 2007 #10

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    Integral and I were just talking about this and both remembered a unique aspect of the Star Wars experience - the introduction of a new generation of special effects. Today we take these and the new special effects for granted, but back then it was quite the big deal. Even the first scene left audiences spellbound. And when the movie ended, everyone would cheer and applaud, which by many accounts had never happened before at a movie.

    The problem was that we had to drive home - apparently we were all flying our star fighters. I remember this happening to me. My mind would drift back to the movie while I was driving, and the next thing you know, I'm doing about 80 mph down the blvd. Integral noted that people leaving the drive-in were driving like madmen and were very agressive.

    I think it was about two days before my head cleared completely and the car was just a car again.

    Cyrus, the same thing happened after I flew air combat, but it lasted for about a week. :biggrin:

    Artman, very very cool!!! You must be extremely talented.
     
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  12. May 25, 2007 #11
    May the force be with you!

    Sorry, I just couldn't resist :biggrin:
     
  13. May 25, 2007 #12

    Ivan Seeking

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    And also with you.

    Oh, wait, that's not right... I think I went Catholic for a moment.
     
  14. May 25, 2007 #13
    :rofl: May the pope be with you then!
     
  15. May 25, 2007 #14
    Thanks...but, alas, we don't get Cinemax where I live. I think 'Revenge of the Sith' is on tomorrow night in one of the movie channels.
     
  16. May 25, 2007 #15

    FredGarvin

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    It is forever young. It will never die!
     
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