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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Film by George Lucas

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 of six films released in the Star Wars saga: two subsequent films complete the original trilogy, while a prequel trilogycompletes the six-film saga. It is the fourth film in terms of the series' internal chronology. Groundbreaking in its use of special effects, unconventional editing, and science fiction/fantasy storytelling, the original Star Wars is one of the most successful and influential films of all time.

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  • In all the levity about Star Wars that followed a speech he gave on March 8, 1983, when he called the Soviet Union the “evil empire,” it was generally forgotten that Reagan was talking to the National Association of Evangelicals, and that, as the clergymen understood him, he was speaking about evil. This was not the first time he had applied the word to the Soviet Union. In a speech at West Point in May 1981, for example, he had referred to the assembled cadets as a “chain holding back an evil force.” 9 Yet the phrase “evil empire” had a much more precise theological significance. To conservative evangelicals, such as those in his audience, the phrase would trip-wire the whole eschatology of Armageddon. According to fundamentalist doctrine, derived from the Book of Ezekiel, the Book of Revelations and other sources, the evil empire will appear in the end-times under the leadership of the Anti-Christ; after a seven-year period of tribulations, Christ and his saints will fight the evil empire and confederated nations in a great battle on the field of Armageddon in Israel, and their victory will usher in the thousand-year reign of Christ on earth. The evangelical clergymen would not have been surprised that Reagan identified the Soviet Union as that empire, for ever since the Bolshevik revolution, fundamentalists had identified Russia as the Biblical “Ros,” where the Beast would appear.10

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