John Williams: Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

Star Wars Episode IV. Ever seen it? Chances are you have, because it is actually the very first one, from back in 1977.

Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope

Released: 1977
Director: George Lucas
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Alec Guinness, Carrie Fisher

The Film: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... this classic line was the introduction to what has become one of the biggest film phenomenons in cinema history.  In a nutshell, Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, teams up with other rebels, and tries to save Princess Leia from the evil clutches of Darth Vader.

The Score:
John Williams - his richly thematic and highly popular 1977 score to this first Star Wars film was selected by the American Film Institute as the greatest American movie score of all time.


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