Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
Release Date: May 25, 1977 (original); January 31, 1997 (Special Edition)
Synopsis: Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Although Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, his former apprentice, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire's dreaded Death Star.
It is a period of civil war.
During the battle, Rebel
Pursued by the Empire's
Awards: Academy Award Winner: Best Art Direction-Set Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound, Special Achievement in Sound; Academy Award Nominee: Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Picture, Best Screenplay.
BAFTA Award Winner: Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music, Best Sound. BAFTA Nominee: Best Costume Design, Best Film, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design/Art Direction
Golden Globe Winner: Best Original Score. Golden Globe Nominee: Best Director, Best Motion Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Saturn Award Winner: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Costumes, Best Director, Best Make-Up, Best Music, Best Science Fiction Film, Best Special Effects, Best Supporting Actor, Best Writing, Outstanding Editing.
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