Thursday, May 25, 2017

Happy Birthday, Star Wars

It's been an at-times difficult relationship, but I still love you and probably a day doesn't go by that I don't engage with you on some level.

4 comments:

Oblio said...

I waited at the front of the line with about 10 friends at Graumann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood for 6 hours to see 'Star Wars' the first week it opened there in 1977. We ordered pizzas and chowed them down while the whole place was buzzing about the film since we didn't know what to expect.'The Car' was also opening across the street but it seemed like no one was going into that place...'The Car' has become one of my fave films. When we left Graumann's we knew we'd seen something extraordinary, and I was struck by how 'real' everything looked, from the dirt-streaked speeders to the oil seeping from droid body seams. I reckon the first two SW films were all mine, everything afterwards just didn't click but I will never ever forget the impact it had on my that Summer day in 1977.

SamuraiFrog said...

I was less than a year old when it came out, so my memories are more from when it first aired on television. (I saw Empire in the theater, very young, but have blurry memories of it.) I love your story. Somehow put me right there, even though I wasn't. Pizza and Star Wars and early summer... sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing that.

Jason said...

I haven't written anything about the anniversary because really what's left to say? After all, it's come up a few times during 10 years of blogging, and of course there's been decades of talking with my friends in the real world before that, and anyhow it all seems to end up in a fight these days and that's just tiresome. But what you said sums up the whole decades-long experience so very succinctly, and in such a nice metaphor (a long marriage)... well done, Frog!

SamuraiFrog said...

Thanks for that. I'm pretty sick of the fighting online, too, but I think I'm getting better about not being goaded into them anymore. I mean, like you said, what's left to say? I'm just trying to be my own fan, and so many media outlets make so many assumptions and I don't need the negativity. I'm glad I got something across. Thanks.