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Why I (Still) Love Star Wars

MV5BOTAzODEzNDAzMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMDU1MTgzNzE@._V1__SX1394_SY759_I was just shy of five years old when I saw Star Wars for the first time. I remember a feeling of desperation creeping into me during the opening scene as Stormtroopers blasted through the defenders of a captured rebel ship. And I was riveted with real fear when Darth Vader strode menacingly into the frame, searching for someone named Princess Leia.

I was also completely hooked.

Later I came to understand that Star Wars was a ground breaking cinematic achievement (it won a total of six Academy Awards). But I didn’t care about that at the time, or for many years after.