American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film released in the Star Wars saga and is the fourth in terms of the series’ internal Groundbreaking in its use of special effects and science fiction/fantasy storytelling, the original Star Wars is one of the most successful and influential films of all time. Set “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”, the film follows a group of freedom fighters known as the Rebel Alliance as they plot o destroy the powerful Death Star space station, a devastating weapon created by the evil Galactic Empire.Order now
This conflict disrupts the isolated life of forearm Luke Sleepwalker when he inadvertently acquires the droid’s carrying the stolen plans to the Death Star. After the Empire begins a cruel and destructive search for the droid’s, Jaywalker decides to accompany Jed Knight Bobbin Kenton on a daring mission to rescue the owner of the droid’s, rebel leader Princess Leila, and save he galaxy.
Produced with a budget of $11 million and released on May 25, 1977, the film earned $460 million in the United States and $314 million overseas, surpassing Jaws as the nominal highest-grossing film, and it remained that way until being surpassed by E. T. The Extra Terrestrial in 1982. When adjusted tort inflation, it is the second-highest-grossing film in the LIST and Canada and is the third-highest-grossing in the world as of 2012.
Among the many awards he till received, it gained ten Academy Award nominations, winning six; the nominations included Best Supporting Actor for Aleck Guinness and Best Picture, The film is often ranked among the best films of all time. Lucas has re-released the film on several occasions, sometimes with significant changes; the most notable versions are the 1997 Special Edition, the 2004 DVD release, and the 201 1 Blue-ray release, which have modified computer-generated effects, altered dialogue, re-edited shots, remixed soundtracks, and added scenes.