LAS VEGAS - MAY 29: Actress Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia Organa character and actor Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker character from "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" are shown on screen while musicians perform during "Star Wars: In Concert" at the Orleans Arena May 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The traveling production features a full symphony orchestra and choir playing music from all six of John Williams' Star Wars scores synchronized with footage from the films displayed on a three-story-tall, HD LED screen. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Star Wars came out on May 25th, 1977…and the world of movies has never been the same!

Created, written, and directed by the visionary George Lucas, Star Wars was a brilliant and innovative mash-up of many film genres…from Sci-Fi to Fantasy to the Western to 1930’s Flash Gordon and 1930’s Robin Hood to Samurai films and more.   Lucas took inspirations from all of his favorites, stirred them up, and created an entire cinematic genre of his own.

Starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Alec Guinness, and James Earl Jones…this cinematic classic forever changed visual effects in Hollywood as well as made a lasting imprint on pop culture that thrives to this day.

The epic tale of Luke Skywalker and the Rebels versus Darth Vader and the Empire is still as timeless and amazing as when it first came out.   Check out the videos below celebrating 45 years of Star Wars!

– East Side Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"East Side" Dave McDonald. Co-Host Of The Morning Rat Race (6 to 10 AM). Digital Content Coordinator & Producer.