Friday, 25 May 2012
HAPPY 35TH, 'STAR WARS'
Writer/ Director George Lucas certainly looks a glum chap on one of the Death Star sets housed within the confines of London's Elstree Studios, during the early summer of 1976. And he had good reason to be, what with his ambitious new film's malfunctioning props and robots, a crew that wouldn't work over time within a schedule with too many tea breaks, bemused actors and very few friends to rally to his cause. But by the following year, that fateful day today: May 25th, all those problems, disappointments and regrets in Lucas's psyche would be rewarded with the successful and all-defining news that the original, classic first STAR WARS (later to be EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE) would become a resounding worldwide hit-a true phenomenon- that would change his life, and ours, for the better... forever.
Happy 35th Anniversary, STAR WARS!