It was forty years ago today

It was forty years ago today May 25, 2017

George Lucas taught the fans to play.

Star Wars was unlike anything I’d ever seen.  It was the pop culture phenomenon of the era, kicking off a period I call ‘the Great Fantasy Renaissance’.  A landmark in special effects.  A new approach to film making.  Maybe not all for the good.  But certainly like nothing we had ever seen in that summer, a long time ago.

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