Star Wars Poster #22 A New Hope Luke Kenobi C3PO R2D2


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Help me Obi-Wan…you’re my only hope! The holographic image of Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) offers a desperate message to C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and retired Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi (Sir Alec Guinness). Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, originally released as Star Wars, is a 1977 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 chronology. 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 to destroy the powerful Death Star space station, a devastating weapon created by the evil Galactic Empire. This conflict disrupts the isolated life of farmboy Luke Skywalker when he inadvertently acquires the droids carrying the stolen plans to the Death Star. After the Empire begins a cruel and destructive search for the droids, Skywalker decides to accompany Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi on a daring mission to rescue the owner of the droids, rebel leader Princess Leia, and save the 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. Among the many awards the film received, it gained ten Academy Award nominations, winning six; the nominations included Best Supporting Actor for Alec Guinness and Best Picture. The film is often ranked among the best films of all time. While Luke is cleaning R2-D2, he accidentally triggers part of Leia’s message, in which she requests help from Obi-Wan Kenobi. The only “Kenobi” Luke knows of is an old hermit named Ben Kenobi who lives in the nearby hills. The next morning Luke, upon finding R2-D2, who escaped the night before to seek Obi-Wan, meets Ben Kenobi, who reveals himself to be Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan tells Luke of his days as a Jedi Knight, one of a faction of former galactic peacekeepers who were wiped out by the Empire. Contrary to his uncle’s statements, Luke learns that his father Anakin Skywalker fought alongside Obi-Wan as a Jedi Knight before he was betrayed and killed by Vader, Obi-Wan’s former pupil who turned to the “dark side of the Force”. Ben then gives Luke his father’s lightsaber.

Near mint condition.