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Star Wars: Episode IV
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Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

  MOVIE HOUSE MEMORIES EPISODE #20
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Directed by: George Lucas
Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Movie Summary

On May 25th 1977, an epic tale of heroes and villains comes to the big screen, and it changes movies forever. The film, along with Jaws, creates the summer blockbuster, and marketers adapt their advertising to mimic Star War’s success.

Star Wars is a sci-fi yarn of rebellion, romance, and a story of a boy, a girl, and a universe. The two are actually brother and sister, but that truth only comes out in the sequels. Everyone likes some incest in their love triangles anyway.

A small rebel blockade runner attempts to flee from a gigantic Imperial Star Destroyer. Unsuccessful, Stormtroopers board the rebel ship, which is under control of the Sith Lord, Darth Vader. At this point Vader is the epitome of villainy in the Star Wars universe, and not the misdirected lover. That dark side turn is best left for the prequels, and not the original.

Vader seeks the Death Star’s plans; a moon-sized space station that lays waste to entire worlds. Many Bothans die to bring the plans to the Rebel Alliance, and Princess Leia Organa now has them. She is a young Imperial Senator from the planet of Alderaan, and a secret member of the Rebel Alliance. She is en route to deliver them to the alliance when the Empire attacks her ship. She hides the plans into a droid called R2-D2, and he escapes to deliver the plans to a Jedi Knight in hiding, Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Jedi use the power of the Force, but Vader and his Emperor kill all remaining Jedi they find alive. Obi-Wan is one of the few remaining in the universe…

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  • Eddie

    Will there be a review of the empire strikes back?

    • moviehousechris

      Yes, most definitely, but we don’t have that scheduled to come out until August 2019.

  • Eddie

    Wow, 2019. That’s a ways off. Does that mean you have all the films lined up for the next 2 years?

    • moviehousechris

      For Movie House Memories, we have them lined up through 3/1/2020.

      • Eddie

        Really? Could I get a sneak peek at what to expect this year? Any Hitchcock or Kubrick?

        • moviehousechris

          It looks like Rear Window in May, but no Kubrick for a while.

          • Eddie

            What’s your next pick? Will there be a special episode for the 100th show like you did for the 50th?

          • moviehousechris

            Yep, there will be. It is coming up on June 1st.

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