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The 1970's
Star Wars Hits the Big Screen

The 1970's
The 1970's


Star Wars Hits the Big Screen
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.99

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    futuristic, moviegoers, genre, avid, memorabilia, theaters, literature, presented, response, trilogy, civil, tremendous, fiction, original, civilization, merchandise
     content words:    Star Wars, George Lucas, Milky Way Galaxy, Episode IV, New Hope, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Obi Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Darth Vader


Star Wars Hits the Big Screen
By Jane Runyon
  

1     When you were a small child, someone probably read a fairy tale to you. Do you remember how it began? It probably started, "Once upon a time, in a faraway land..." Moviegoers in 1977 were treated to a new beginning for a tale in space. This movie began with words starting at the bottom of the movie screen and crawling to the top of the screen. The beginning words of this tale were "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." These words began the Star Wars era in movies.
 
2     The Star Wars films were written, produced, and directed by George Lucas. Lucas used works in literature, old movies, and imagination to create a whole new world far from the Milky Way Galaxy in which he lived. He combined the technology and futuristic ideas of science fiction with the creatures and adventures you find in old myths. Myths are old folk tales used to explain something that happened.
 
3     The basic story of Star Wars was to have taken place over 200,000 years ago. It follows a group of aliens similar to humans who built their own civilization. They traveled through space much like we travel by plane today. Living with the humanlike aliens were whimsical characters like Ewoks. In this civilization you could find magic, knights, princesses, evil monsters, and even witches.

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