Do you know what today is?
It is National Star Wars Day!
You know….”May the Fourth be with you”
Oh how I loved Star Wars, and still do. When the first one came out, that heady summer of 1977, I went to see it 6 times. Six. Times. I could, and still can, say all the dialogue. The sound track was the first record that I purchase after buying my very first stereo. I played it over and over and over and over.
And then there was The Empire Strikes Back which in my opinion is the best of the three. Papa (my parental unit) was a physician and he had a patient who had….a bootleg copy of the movie on a VHS tape. I don’t know how she obtained it. I didn’t ask. It wasn’t very good quality but that really didn’t matter to me. I was allowed to borrow it for about 2 weeks I think and I watched it every single day. The whole thing. Every day. Oh Han! Oh Leia!
I love you!
And then finally there was Return of the Jedi when all of the loose ends were tied up. We always knew that Leia and Han loved each other and would be together forever. That the Emperor would get his just comeuppance. That there was some good in Darth Vader. That the Ewoks were totally and completely annoying but had to be put up with.
But you might be asking yourself: Deb, what about Star Wars I, II and III? You know, those “prequel” movies that George Lucas did?
And my response to that would be that those three movies are stinking piles of steaming doo doo and we don’t talk about them here at Chez Knit. We only watch them when we need to be reminded about what truly bad movie making is and how George Lucas should NEVER be allowed to write dialogue. And also when I need a real laugh at bad acting. I own them because the set would be incomplete without them but that doesn’t mean that I ever watch them.
And don’t even get Cartoon Girl going on the subject of the digital “enhancement” of the original movies. Sheesh! We talk a lot about movies she and I.
And now I will go and knit and watch the beauty that is Star Wars. May the Fourth be with you! And just to give you a little Star Wars boost to your day watch the video below.