For 17, credits2, in advance and 15, upon arrival, smuggler Han Solo and his First Matea Wookiee named Chewbaccaagree to take the four of them to Alderaan aboard their ship, the Millennium Falcon. After brief scuffles with the Empire and henchmen sent by Jabba the Huttthe Falcon escapes the Imperial Blockade at Mos Eisley and Han sets a course for Alderaan, unaware that the planet was about to be mercilessly destroyed by the Empire. In Alderaan's place, they find what seems to be an asteroid field.
The planet was destroyed by the dreaded Death Staron the orders of Grand Moff Tarkinto set an example of the power of the Empire. The Millennium Falcon is pulled aboard the Death Star by its powerful tractor beam. From hidden smuggling compartments, Solo ambushes two stormtroopers of the Imperial scanning crew.
With Han and Luke now disguised as the two stormtroopers, the group begins to figure out how to escape. Obi-Wan separates from the group to disable the tractor beam, leaving the others alone. Luke convinces Han and Chewbacca to rescue her with the vague promise of a grand reward. Han and Chewbacca reluctantly agree.
Luke plans to march into Detention Block AAclaiming that Chewbacca is part of a prisoner transfer. C-3PO and R2-D2 are instructed to remain behind, and the trio sets off on their rescue attempt. Luke's plan works flawlessly in that they are quick to subdue the officers and guards in the princess's cell block. Unfortunately, no one thought to plan for their escape, and Leia takes charge, blasting a hole in a nearby grate and jumping through while Han and Luke hold off a squad of stormtroopers.
Chewbacca, Luke and Han all dive after the princess into the unknown. Unfortunately, the grate covers a chute that leads to a Overjoyed - Diana Ross - A Very Special Season (CD compactor that is also home to a resident dianoga. Soon after landing, the creature pulls Luke under the surface, but releases him and is scared away when the Imperials realize where the heroes escaped to and activate the compactor.
As the walls close in on the foursome, Luke desperately calls to C-3PO over his comlink asking for the compactor to be shut down. Leia struggles to get to the top and Chewbacca tries to unlock the door. R2-D2 manages to shut down the compactor just in Overjoyed - Diana Ross - A Very Special Season (CD, although, amidst the muffled cries of joy over the comlink, C-3PO is briefly convinced that his master and friends have been crushed.
After escaping from the trash compactor, the group hurries back to the Millennium Falcon, hoping that Obi-Wan has successfully shut down the tractor beam. They encounter stormtroopers on their way to the ship, evading and blasting their way past them. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. Obi-Wan, on the other hand, was destined to meet with Darth Vader.
After a short duel with his former PadawanObi-Wan sacrifices himself, thus becoming one with the Force and allowing Luke and the others to escape. Horrified and angered having witnessed Obi-Wan's demise at the hands of Vader, Luke takes his final blasts at the stormtroopers and dashes onto the Millennium Falcon. General Dodonna plans the attack on the Death Star, an attack so audacious as to receive an unenthusiastic reaction from the pilots. To add to Luke's dismay, Han leaves after receiving his reward.
The Rebel strike force begins its attack on the Death Star, as the space station approaches the Rebel base on Yavin 4. A group of starfighters assaults a trench on the Death Star's surface to hit the station's vulnerable spot before it can destroy the Alliance's base. During this, most of the Rebel craft, including Luke's friend Biggs Darklighterare picked off by Imperial fighters led by Darth Vader. Luke, aided by the voice of Kenobi and guided by the Force, accurately fires two proton torpedoes into a small exhaust port leading to the Death Star's reactor, and the battle station explodes.
During post-production on his previous film, American GraffitiLucas repeatedly discussed the concept of a " space opera " with producer Gary Kurtz. Studios shut down his studio of American Zoetrope and thus forced him to hand over development to his compatriot, Francis Ford Coppola. His note for the basic plotline for the film, which was intended to be a response to the Vietnam War era, was that it involved " a technological empire going after a small band of freedom fighters.
Lucas later proposed that terms like "space fantasy" or "science fantasy" better fit the story. Although Ladd did not grasp the technical side of the project, he believed that Lucas was talented. Lucas later stated that Ladd "invested in me, [but] he did not invest in the movie. Lucas finished a draft of the screenplay in May As the draft developed, the characters evolved significantly.
Early in development, Luke Skywalker's character changed from a year-old general to a member of a family of dwarfs ;   the Corellian smuggler, Han Solowas envisioned as a large, green-skinned monster with gills.
Instead, he expanded the first third of it into one movie and left the rest for two future films, effectively creating the original Star Wars trilogy. Lucas hired conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie to create paintings of certain scenes during screenwriting. When Lucas delivered his screenplay to the studio, he included several of McQuarrie's paintings.
For Lucas, this deal protected Star Wars ' unwritten segments and most of the merchandising profits. Most of the visual effects used motion control photographywhich creates the illusion of size by employing small models and slowly moving cameras.
Model spaceships were constructed on the basis of drawings by Joe Johnstoninput from Lucas, and paintings by McQuarrie. Lucas opted to abandon the traditional sleekness of science fiction by creating a "used universe" in which all devices, ships, and buildings looked aged and dirty.
When filming began on March 22in the Tunisian desert for the scenes on the planet Tatooinethe project faced several problems. After completing filming in Tunisia, production moved into the more controlled environment of Elstree Studiosnear London. Harrison Album) found the film "weird," in that there was a princess with buns for hair and what Album) called a "giant in a monkey suit" named Chewbacca.
Lucas clashed with Director of Photography Gilbert Taylorwhom producer Gary Kurtz called "old-school" and "crotchety. His camera suggestions were rejected by an offended Taylor, who felt that Lucas was over-stepping his boundaries by giving specific instructions. Lucas eventually became frustrated that the costumes, sets and other elements were not living up to his original vision of Star Wars. He rarely spoke to the actors, who felt that he expected too much of them while providing little direction.
His directions to the actors usually consisted of the words "faster" and "more intense. Ladd offered Lucas some of the only support from the studio; he dealt with scrutiny from board members over the rising budget and complex screenplay drafts. After production fell two weeks behind schedule, Ladd told Lucas that he had to finish production within a week or he would be forced to shut down production.
The crew split into three units, led by Lucas, Kurtz, and production supervisor Robert Wattsrespectively. Under the new system, the project met the studio's deadline. Star Wars was originally slated for release in Christmas ; however, delays pushed the film's release to summer Already anxious about meeting his deadline, Lucas was shocked when his editor's first cut of the film was a "complete disaster. Richard Chew found the film had an non-energetic pace; it had been cut in a by-the-book manner: scenes were played out in master shots that flowed into close-up coverage.
He found that the pace was dictated by the actors instead of the cuts. Hirsch and Chew worked on two reels simultaneously; whoever finished first moved on to the next. During production, the cast attempted to make Lucas laugh or smile as he often appeared depressed. At one point, the project became so demanding that Lucas was diagnosed with hypertension and exhaustion and was warned to reduce his stress level.
Moreover, Mark Hamill 's face was injured in a car accident, which made reshoots impossible. Meanwhile, ILM was struggling to achieve unprecedented special effects. The company had spent half of its budget on four shots that Lucas deemed unacceptable. Lucas inspired ILM by editing together aerial dogfights from old war films, which enhanced the pacing of the scenes. During the chaos of production and post-production, the team made decisions about character voicing and sound effects.
Sound designer Ben Burtt had created a library of sounds that Lucas referred to as an "organic soundtrack. Burtt created the robotic voice of R2-D2 by filtering his voice through an electronic synthesizer. Darth Vader's breathing was achieved by Burtt breathing through the mask of a scuba tank implanted with a microphone. He originally wanted Orson Welles to speak for Darth Vader. However, he felt that Welles' voice would be too recognizable, so he cast the lesser-known James Earl Jones.
Thirty well-established voice actors, such as Stan Frebergread for the voice of the droid. According to Daniels, one of the major voice actors recommended Daniels' voice for the role. When Lucas screened an early cut of the film for his friends, among them directors Brian De PalmaJohn Milius and Steven Spielbergtheir reactions were disappointing. Spielberg, who claimed to have been the only person in the audience to have enjoyed the film,  believed that the lack of enthusiasm was due to the absence of finished special effects.
Lucas later said that the group was honest and seemed bemused by the film. In contrast, Alan Ladd, Jr. Lucas found the experience shocking and rewarding, having never gained any approval from studio executives before. Lucas's intentions for Star Wars involved a grand musical sound, with leitmotifs for different characters and important objects, an approach used to great effect, for instance, in the operas of Richard Wagner.
Toward this end, Lucas put together a collection of classical pieces for the composer John Williams to review, as an idea of what effects Lucas desired for the films. The music Williams composed was often distinctly reminiscent of the original classical pieces. In particular:. A New Hope was originally presented in monaural sound in many theaters, though the first-run 70mm prints were some of the earliest wide-release examples of surround sound—something not seen in the commercial cinema since the Cinerama and Cinemascope experiments of the early s.
The film drew inspiration from a number of sources. This was conscious and has been acknowledged by George Lucas in interviews. It is characteristic of much myth-building. The resemblance between the two buffoon farmers in The Hidden Fortress and the two talkative droids in A New Hope is apparent. Indeed, when the droids find themselves alone on Tatooine, even the music and the style of "wipe" cuts are a clear homage to Hidden Fortress.
When Motti is criticizing Darth Vaderhe is about to mention the Rebels' "hidden fortress" before Vader cuts him off in the middle of the last word. The climactic scene in which the Death Star is assaulted was modeled after including some of the same dialogue the s film The Dam Bustersin which RAF Lancaster bombers fly along heavily defended reservoirs and aim " bouncing bombs " at German man-made dams in a bid to cripple the heavy industry of the Ruhr.
A New Hope cinematographer Gilbert Taylor had previously worked on the special-effects sequences for that film.
Lucas has made mention of the film " Squadron " directed by Walter Grauman when citing movies that inspired themes or elements in A New Hope. The "trench run" in A New Hope wherein Luke flies his X-wing through a "trench" on the Death Star and destroys the ship was inspired, at least in small part, by the finale of Squadronwhich involves several Royal Air Force planes flying at low level up a fjord against heavy, ground-based anti-aircraft fire, to attack a factory located at the base of a cliff at the canyon's end.
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Chicago, Illinois. Denver, Colorado. Invesco Field at Mile High. Colorado Convention Center. Greensboro, North Carolina. Greensboro Coliseum. San Francisco, California. Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas Convention Center. Renaissance Las Vegas . Austin, Texas a. Boston, Massachusetts. There was controversy when contestant Frenchie Davis was disqualified from the competition after topless photos of her surfaced on the Internet.
Shortly afterwards, she landed a role in the Broadway musical Rent. Corey Clark was also disqualified from the show because, according to the Idol producers, Clark had a police record he had not disclosed to the show. The Sex, Lies and Paulatics of One of America's Idolsthat he and judge Paula Abdul had an affair while he was on the show and that this contributed to his removal.
A subsequent investigation by an independent counsel hired by Fox "could not corroborate the evidence or allegations provided by Mr.
Clark or any witnesses". Trenyce was also found to have been arrested on felony theft charge;  however, Nigel Lythgoe considered her offense to be minor and one which she has been honest about, therefore "warranted no concern regarding her participation in the show. During the Top 10, a problem with the telephone system resulted in some votes not being registered for Julia DeMato; however, Fox insisted that the mistake would not have made any difference in Julia DeMato being voted off.
During the course of the contest, Studdard became known for wearing Flava jerseys representing his area code; when asked about them early in the season, Studdard told Seacrest that he was "just representing ". Shortly after the end of the contest, Studdard sued Flava, Inc. The allegations, if true, were a clear violation of the American Idol rules. Some questions were raised about the participation of Joshua Gracin, who was then in the Marine Corps, in American idol during the time of the Iraq War.
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