History Film / ANewHope

1st Jul '16 7:35:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: TropeNamer. Named for the character, although he spends very little time filling that role in this film.
11th Jun '16 10:27:38 PM Doug86
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* ComicBookAdaptation: MarvelComics launched its long-running ''Star Wars'' comic with a six-issue adaptation of the film. The comic is notable for being based on an early edit of the film and as such has characters and scenes (including one featuring a humanoid Jabba the Hutt) not in the final movie. In 2013-2014, Dark Horse Comics released a miniseries titled ''The Star Wars'', adapting an early version of Lucas' screenplay for ''A New Hope''.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics launched its long-running ''Star Wars'' comic with a six-issue adaptation of the film. The comic is notable for being based on an early edit of the film and as such has characters and scenes (including one featuring a humanoid Jabba the Hutt) not in the final movie. In 2013-2014, Dark Horse Comics released a miniseries titled ''The Star Wars'', adapting an early version of Lucas' screenplay for ''A New Hope''.
10th Jun '16 7:05:35 AM Thereisnodana
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** The film itself drew from many sources. ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' and ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'' are two of the most obvious influences--the whole movie was meant to be a big love letter to the former, and at one point was even planned to be a Flash Gordon film. ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' was a big influence on the films aesthetics and effects work. The ''[[Film/TheHiddenFortress Hidden Fortress]]'' connection is well known, and Admiral Motti even starts to say "the Rebels' ''hidden fortress''", but only gets halfway through the last word before Vader chokes him. The ''Literature/{{Dune}}''-Tatooine inspiration is pretty obvious. You can tell George Lucas must have seen at least ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' episodes 26, 1, and 8, in that order, so we can probably pin his famous trip to Japan down to early 1975, when the series went into reruns. Creator/IsaacAsimov noticed some similarity to his ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series but didn't take it personally. Vader himself was inspired by the appearance of the villain in ''Series/{{Kikaider}}''. And the climactic trench run owes its existence to ''Film/TheDamBusters''. As [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Mizner Wilson Mizner]] observed, stealing from ''everybody'' is just called "research."

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** The film itself drew from many sources. ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' and ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'' are two of the most obvious influences--the whole movie was meant to be a big love letter to the former, and at one point was even planned to be a Flash Gordon film. ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' was a big influence on the films aesthetics and effects work. The ''[[Film/TheHiddenFortress Hidden Fortress]]'' connection is well known, and Admiral Motti even starts to say "the Rebels' ''hidden fortress''", but only gets halfway through the last word before Vader chokes him. The ''Literature/{{Dune}}''-Tatooine inspiration is pretty obvious. You can tell George Lucas must have seen at least ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' episodes 26, 1, and 8, in that order, so we can probably pin his famous trip to Japan down to early 1975, when the series went into reruns. Creator/IsaacAsimov noticed some similarity to his ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series but didn't take it personally. Vader himself was inspired by the appearance of the villain in ''Series/{{Kikaider}}''. And the Tthe climactic trench run owes its existence to ''Film/TheDamBusters''.''Film/TheDamBusters''. The medal ceremony is straight out of ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill''. As [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Mizner Wilson Mizner]] observed, stealing from ''everybody'' is just called "research."
1st Jun '16 3:04:29 PM Faberlich
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[-[[caption-width-right:350:'''Obi-Wan:''' Remember, The Force will be with you, ''always''.-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:350:'''Obi-Wan:''' Remember, The Force will be with you, ''always''.-]
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1st Jun '16 3:04:14 PM Faberlich
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[-[[caption-width-right:350:"Remember, The Force will be with you, ''always''." - Obi-Wan Kenobi]]-]

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1st Jun '16 3:03:13 PM Faberlich
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[-[[caption-width-right:350:'''Obi-Wan:''' Remember, The Force will be with you, ''always''.]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:350:'''Obi-Wan:''' Remember, [-[[caption-width-right:350:"Remember, The Force will be with you, ''always''.]]-]
" - Obi-Wan Kenobi]]-]
3rd May '16 11:06:07 PM chc232323
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* GenreBusting: Hoo boy, we have an adventure story with fairy tale and mythological elements, space fantasy, war movie, western and old fashioned science fiction elements all mashed up into one movie.

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* GenreBusting: Hoo boy, we have an adventure story with fairy tale and mythological elements, samurai melodrama, space fantasy, war movie, western and old fashioned science fiction elements all mashed up into one movie.movie. By the way, the visual design evokes PuttingOnTheReich, cowboys in space, RayGunGothic, and a dab of CrystalSpiresAndTogas, all while being the TropeCodifier for UsedFuture. The space combat scenes were created to evoke WWII dogfighting footage at its most heroic and the score hearkens back to much older war movies with bright, powerful orchestral music. Heck, TheDragon is in a costume that mixes samurai silhouettes with those of a RayGunGothic villain.
27th Apr '16 2:31:19 PM Josef5678
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It rates a 4, due to [[spoiler:Darth Yader (David Prowse) cracking Captain Raymus Antilles' (Peter Geddis) neck with his bare hand, Owen (Phil Brown) and Beru Lars' (Shelagh Fraser) charred skeletons, some blood on alien Ponda Baba's (Tommy Ilsley) severed arm, and other, lesser, acts of science-fiction-related violence]].

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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It rates a 4, due to [[spoiler:Darth Yader (David Prowse) Darth Vader cracking Captain Raymus Antilles' (Peter Geddis) neck with his bare hand, Owen (Phil Brown) and Beru Lars' (Shelagh Fraser) charred skeletons, some blood on alien Ponda Baba's (Tommy Ilsley) severed arm, and other, lesser, acts of science-fiction-related violence]].violence.
27th Apr '16 10:53:21 AM TheHestinator
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It rates a 4, due to [[spoiler:Darth Yader (David Prowse) cracking Captain Raymus Antilles' (Peter Geddis) neck with his bare hand, Owen (Phil Brown) and Beru Lars' (Shelagh Fraser) charred skeletons, some blood on alien Ponda Baba's (Tommy Ilsley) severed arm, and other, lesser, acts of science-fiction-related violence]].
18th Apr '16 11:43:53 AM dangerdan97
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** The film itself drew from many sources. ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' and ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'' are two of the most obvious influences--the whole movie was meant to be a big love letter to the former, and at one point was even planned to be a Flash Gordon film. ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' was a big influence on the films aesthetics and effects work. The ''[[Film/TheHiddenFortress Hidden Fortress]]'' connection is well known, and Admiral Motti even starts to say "the Rebels' ''hidden fortress''", but only gets halfway through the last word before Vader chokes him. The ''Literature/{{Dune}}''-Tatooine inspiration is pretty obvious. You can tell George Lucas must have seen at least ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' episodes 26, 1, and 8, in that order, so we can probably pin his famous trip to Japan down to early 1975, when the series went into reruns. Creator/IsaacAsimov noticed some similarity to his ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series but didn't take it personally. Vader himself was inspired by the appearance of the villain in ''Series/{{Kikaider}}''. As [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Mizner Wilson Mizner]] observed, stealing from ''everybody'' is just called "research."

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** The film itself drew from many sources. ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' and ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'' are two of the most obvious influences--the whole movie was meant to be a big love letter to the former, and at one point was even planned to be a Flash Gordon film. ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' was a big influence on the films aesthetics and effects work. The ''[[Film/TheHiddenFortress Hidden Fortress]]'' connection is well known, and Admiral Motti even starts to say "the Rebels' ''hidden fortress''", but only gets halfway through the last word before Vader chokes him. The ''Literature/{{Dune}}''-Tatooine inspiration is pretty obvious. You can tell George Lucas must have seen at least ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' episodes 26, 1, and 8, in that order, so we can probably pin his famous trip to Japan down to early 1975, when the series went into reruns. Creator/IsaacAsimov noticed some similarity to his ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series but didn't take it personally. Vader himself was inspired by the appearance of the villain in ''Series/{{Kikaider}}''. And the climactic trench run owes its existence to ''Film/TheDamBusters''. As [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Mizner Wilson Mizner]] observed, stealing from ''everybody'' is just called "research."



* {{Homage}}: To Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'', with the droids being the focus for much of the film, and also to ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'', with the scene of the two braggarts at the cantina. Lucas' heavy use of frame wipes is also indebted to Kurosawa. The heart-wrenching scene where Luke rushes to the farm, only to find it already raided and his relatives dead harkens to an equally distressing scene in ''Film/TheSearchers''.

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* {{Homage}}: To Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'', with the droids being the focus for much of the film, and also to ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'', with the scene of the two braggarts at the cantina. Lucas' heavy use of frame wipes is also indebted to Kurosawa. The heart-wrenching scene where Luke rushes to the farm, only to find it already raided and his relatives dead harkens to an equally distressing scene in ''Film/TheSearchers''. And WWII-era fighter film ''Film/TheDamBusters'' ''is'' the source for the trench run.
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