this week’s edition of friday [brain dead] movies is inspired by the obvious. while many will applaud the cinematic genius of the lord of the rings trilogy [and rightfully so], my life is marked by another trilogy – STAR WARS. i am part of the star wars generation. most folks know that i’m a big fan of star wars which is the reason why our son is named “Jedi.” in honor of star wars fan fest currently taking place in los angeles and the 30th year anniversary of the original film’s theatrical release, this is a great video of darth vader and a friendly reminder to turn off your cellphone in public places but especially at church!
it’s shocking to think that 30 years have passed by but i specifically remember 30 years ago as i immigrated to this country in 1977 – 30 years ago. months later, my brothers and i went to coronet theater on geary street in san francisco and was mesmerized by the film. people literally camped out for weeks to watch the release of stars wars at that theater. supposedly, coronet theater was one of george lucas’ favorite theaters. this past year, i drove by the theater during our visit and noticed that the theater is no more; it is now being replaced by a seniors’ care home.
i digress. never mind we didn’t really understand the dialogue and content of the movie but wow. at the age of six, i couldn’t distinguish the difference between “real” and “make believe” and was devastated for weeks that i didn’t possess “the force.”