Star Wars Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episodes IV - VI' started by DCW, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. DCW

    DCW Well-Known Member

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    I can't let my favorite movie of all time go without an appreciation thread when its two sequels get one.

    I missed this in theaters by ten years when it was originally released but I have fond memories of mowing laws and doing other chores when I was five or six to save money for these beauties:

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    I watched and watched those tapes until they gave up the ghost. I loved these movies. And while all three are my favorite movies of all time, if I could only choose one it would be the original. I don't mind the special editions, but the theatrical versions will always be my preferred versions.

    The characters, the locations, the music, just everything caught my imagination. One of the only times a movie has ever literally taken my breath away was the first time I saw the trench run. It was something very special to me and still is today.

    Lets hear some of your stories about this movie. When/where did you first see it? Who're your favorite characters? What's your favorite piece of music from it? Etc.

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    My favorite out of the OT also! I think my fave one, period.

    I first saw it back in 1983 when ROTJ was released, and my parents took my sisters and i to a Star Wars marathon, because they were showing the first two and then ROTJ. I was six and my life changed forever. I fell in love with the movies on first sight :cwink:

    I actually prefer the SE over the originals, so i'm a bit different then u in this sense lol. Also, i first saw them dubbed to spanish until i improved my english, so i got to a point where i could recite the movie lines in both languages :oldrazz:

    I dont know if he was my favorite off the bat, but i was so impressed by old Ben, that i wanted to know more about this mysterious jedi he spoke of. For some odd reason i remember i was in awe of the banthas (i dont even know how, since they werent on as much lol) and the sand people scared the heck out of me. I had a crush on Luke and Han (of course)

    As far as the music goes, dear lord, it's almost impossible for me to pick a favorite, because the tracks are simply too iconic all around: tales of a jedi knight, the cantina band, throne room... sorry, i just cant lol.

    Favorite scene? Probably the trench run (at least today lol), because it's exciting, the music is wonderful and to this day i still feel like jumping up and down when Han sweeps in and saves Luke :woot:
     
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    DCW Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad you brought up Han saving Luke. If I had to choose my single favorite movie moment of all time it would be that. Even after seeing it hundreds of times it still brings a smile to my face. Such a great moment.

    Speaking of the trench run, I still feel that the tension in the scene holds up remarkable well, even after all these years.
     
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    That image of Han, Luke, Ben, & Chewy in the cockpit of the Falcon is so icon, at least to me.

    Luke: look, he's heading for that small moon.
    Ben: that's no moon, it's a space station.
    Han: it's too big to be a space station.
     
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    Totally agree. This movie just doesnt get old for me, i dont grow tired of it, even after all of this time. I find myself involved in what's happening, even when i can recite the movie and know what's coming lol.
     
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    New pic to me, very cool :word:
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    Awesome find! I've never seen that before either.
     
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    Here's a few pictures I found:

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    Awesome find! I hadnt seen most of those before :hrt:

    Edit: this one cracks me up. It's as if Ben's thinking: "Not that bright, he's a Skywalker all right!" lol
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    Haha. "Are you sure this one is working Ben? Where's the on-swith?"
     
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  12. Octoberist

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    I rewatched Star Wars and yes, it felt like a fairy tale. It was a perfect storm of great, mythological storytelling. It didn't reinvent the rules but it gave a new, fresh take on Joseph Cambell's narrative style, and to this very day, nobody could've done it better than Lucas. Well, back then.
     
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  13. Bim

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    The coolest and most powerful death in SW (imo, of course):
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    Love tha lat one with Cushing!
     
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    Gianakin_ SW Prequels Defender

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    Looks like he's contemplating on giving Mark a piece of candy.
     
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  17. Bim

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    I love all of these old pics :woot:
     
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    Couldnt help it, sorry lol

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    Luke: *thinking* His medal is bigger than mine...
     
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    Han: *thinking* I know it is kid! :hehe:
     
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  20. Gianakin_

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    No joke, I actually want to buy the outfit Luke is wearing in that scene. Buy or construct it.
     
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  21. Hunter Rider

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    Short behind the scenes clip of the Leia and Luke chasm swing!

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  22. Bim

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    ^ nice! :woot:
     
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    This one is blowing my mind open :wow:
     
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