Just some thoughts I wrote on tumblr, thought you guys might like to see them 🙂 Also forgive me for all the tumblr spam I inadvertently posted.
And many more.
Forty years ago today, a movie came out that didn’t know it was going to change the world. Ten years ago this week, I saw a movie that I didn’t know would change my world.
Few movies leave a legacy like this movie. Few movies have so many generations of fans and so many stories. The more I’ve thought about this, the more incredibly mind-blowing it’s become to me.
This, friends, is what great storytelling can do. A great story can be told throughout the ages, never go stale, remains relatable, and has something everyone can love. The film, at one point long, long ago just called Star Wars, is a great story. And it’s not just a great story, but it was the beginning of many great stories.
George Lucas just wanted to tell a story he loved, and in the process, made a story millions love, even four decades from its release. Thank you, Mr. Lucas, for telling this story, and paving the path for the many stories we’ve had since, and will continue to have.
Happy Birthday, A New Hope 💖💖
Keep The Peace,