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14th Oct '17 8:10:55 PM FGHIK
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** Anotehr anecdote in the same vein is told in the ''Empire of Dreams'' documentary. While attending the premiere of the film in Japan, 20th Century Fox head Alan Ladd Jr. was initially worried about the utter silence the film had received from Japanese audiences during screening...until he was later informed that in Japan, silence was the greatest compliment a movie could receive, meaning that ''Star Wars'' had hit it big there too. The box office returns further accentuated that.

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** Anotehr Another anecdote in the same vein is told in the ''Empire of Dreams'' documentary. While attending the premiere of the film in Japan, 20th Century Fox head Alan Ladd Jr. was initially worried about the utter silence the film had received from Japanese audiences during screening...until he was later informed that in Japan, silence was the greatest compliment a movie could receive, meaning that ''Star Wars'' had hit it big there too. The box office returns further accentuated that.
3rd Jul '17 5:17:35 AM Saveelich
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* The film's opening shot: after an opening text crawl and John Williams' legendary fanfare, we see a [[CoolStarship spaceship]] (the Tantive IV) fly past and over a planet, firing at something chasing it... and then a ''[[MileLongShip much bigger]]'' pursuing ship (a Star Destroyer) flies over the the camera and fires at it, and keeps getting closer and closer. Movigoers in 1977 had never seen anything like this before, and knew right away they were witnessing the birth of a whole new kind of filmmaking.

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* The film's opening shot: after an opening text crawl and John Williams' legendary fanfare, we see a [[CoolStarship spaceship]] (the Tantive IV) fly past and over a planet, firing at something chasing it... and then a ''[[MileLongShip much bigger]]'' pursuing ship (a Star Destroyer) flies over the the camera and fires at it, and keeps getting closer and closer. Movigoers in 1977 movigoers had never seen anything like this before, and knew right away they were witnessing the birth of a whole new kind of filmmaking.
29th Jun '17 11:23:47 PM The12thDoctor
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[[caption-width-right:350:''The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was the learner. Now, '''''I''''' am the master.'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''The [[caption-width-right:350:''"The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was the learner. Now, '''''I''''' '''I''' am the master.'']]"'']]
28th May '17 7:57:43 AM MightyKombat
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** Anotehr anecdote in the same vein is told in the ''Empire of Dreams'' documentary. While attending the premiere of the film in Japan, 20th Century Fox head Alan Ladd Jr. was initially worried about the utter silence the film had received from Japanese audiences during screening...until he was later informed that in Japan, silence was the greatest compliment a movie could receive, meaning that ''Star Wars'' had hit it big there too. The box office returns further accentuated that.
24th May '17 3:08:05 PM Pren
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* Brian Jay Jones' biography of George Lucas describes how he first discovered just what a mark the film had made: he and his wife were having lunch in a diner, when they noticed that the movie theater across the street was getting absolutely mobbed by people desperate to get in. They both wondered what this hot new movie could possibly be, neither one dreaming that it could be the one they just finished until they headed across after finishing their meal and asked.
6th May '17 7:20:04 PM Golondrina
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** There's also Vader's body language, displaying only the most subtle of TranquilFury, combined with JamesEarlJones' voice that make it indescribable unless you see it.

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** There's also Vader's body language, displaying only the most subtle of TranquilFury, combined with JamesEarlJones' Creator/JamesEarlJones' voice that make it indescribable unless you see it.
23rd Mar '17 8:29:14 PM Saveelich
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* The film's opening shot: after an opening text crawl and John Williams' legendary fanfare, we see a [[CoolStarship spaceship]] (the Tantive IV) fly past and over a planet, firing at something chasing it... and then a ''[[MileLongShip much bigger]]'' pursuing ship (a Star Destroyer) flies over the the camera and fires at it, and keeps getting closer and closer. Audiences in 1977 had never seen anything like it, and knew right away they were witnessing the birth of a whole new kind of filmmaking.

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* The film's opening shot: after an opening text crawl and John Williams' legendary fanfare, we see a [[CoolStarship spaceship]] (the Tantive IV) fly past and over a planet, firing at something chasing it... and then a ''[[MileLongShip much bigger]]'' pursuing ship (a Star Destroyer) flies over the the camera and fires at it, and keeps getting closer and closer. Audiences Movigoers in 1977 had never seen anything like it, this before, and knew right away they were witnessing the birth of a whole new kind of filmmaking.
23rd Mar '17 8:27:16 PM Saveelich
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[[caption-width-right:350:''The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was the learner. Now, ''I'' am the master.'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was the learner. Now, ''I'' '''''I''''' am the master.'']]
19th Feb '17 4:59:00 PM Saveelich
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* Han's big EstablishingCharacterMoment. One of [[TheDon Jabba the Hutt]]'s goons has come to claim Han's debt at the cantina, with a blaster right at his face... but just before he can fire, Han pulls a gun under the table and kills him before he even knows what's coming. "Sorry about the mess."

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* Han's Han Solo's big EstablishingCharacterMoment. One of [[TheDon Jabba the Hutt]]'s goons has come to claim Han's debt at the cantina, with a blaster right at his face... but just before he can fire, Han pulls a gun under the table and kills him before he even knows what's coming. "Sorry about the mess."
18th Feb '17 6:53:03 PM SithPanda16
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* Han's big EstablishingCharacterMoment. One of [[TheDon Jabba the Hutt]]'s goons has come to claim Han's debt at the cantina, with a blaster right at his face... but just before he can fire, Han pulls a gun under the table and kills him before he even knows what's coming.
** "Sorry about the mess."

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* Han's big EstablishingCharacterMoment. One of [[TheDon Jabba the Hutt]]'s goons has come to claim Han's debt at the cantina, with a blaster right at his face... but just before he can fire, Han pulls a gun under the table and kills him before he even knows what's coming.
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coming. "Sorry about the mess."



*** There's also Vader's body language, displaying only the most subtle of TranquilFury, combined with JamesEarlJones' voice that make it indescribable unless you see it.

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*** ** There's also Vader's body language, displaying only the most subtle of TranquilFury, combined with JamesEarlJones' voice that make it indescribable unless you see it.



* Leia is pretty gutsy right from the start. You get the sense she exits her cover in order to deliberately get captured in order to distract Vader and his entourage with a high-profile prisoner instead of focusing on a stray escape pod - and it works for long enough for R2-D2 and C-3PO to escape. In a non-action awesome moment, she doesn't flinch in the face of Vader and Tarkin, despite the low likelihood of escaping the Death Star.
** This is given extra weight when the events of ''Film/RogueOne'' are explored, as [[spoiler: Vader had ''seen her ship'' depart from Scarif]], and thus Vader knew that she was lying to his face - but she did it anyway.
%%* The Falcon first goes to light speed.

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* Leia is pretty gutsy right from the start. You get the sense she exits her cover in order to deliberately get captured in order to distract Vader and his entourage with a high-profile prisoner instead of focusing on a stray escape pod - and it works for long enough for R2-D2 and C-3PO to escape. In a non-action awesome moment, she doesn't flinch in the face of Vader and Tarkin, despite the low likelihood of escaping the Death Star.
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Star. This is given extra weight when the events of ''Film/RogueOne'' are explored, as [[spoiler: Vader had ''seen her ship'' depart from Scarif]], and thus Vader knew that she was lying to his face - but she did it anyway.
%%* * The Falcon first goes to entering light speed.



*** As a bonus feature on the Blu-ray and DVD releases shows, that quote was edited down from an even better line:

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*** ** As a bonus feature on the Blu-ray and DVD releases shows, that quote was edited down from an even better line:



* [[PreMortemOneLiner "I have you now."]] ([[BigDamnHeroes the Millennium Falcon intervenes a second later]]) "You're all clear, kid, now let's blow this thing and go home!" Welcome to the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo.

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* [[PreMortemOneLiner "I have you now."]] ([[BigDamnHeroes the The Millennium Falcon intervenes a second later]]) "You're all clear, kid, now let's blow this thing and go home!" Welcome to the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo.
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