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May the 4th Be With You

Yoda and ObiWan sit on my desk


Two books realted to Star Wars, The Princess Diarist, and The Making of Star Wars

May the 4th Be With You is a play on words of the iconic greeeting from the Star Wars univers, May the Force be with you. In honor of all the Star Wars movies, May the 4th has become the day to celebrate.

A Yoda figurine sits on my desk. Movies play in the background. I will spend the day with Star Wars.

The first, and original “Star Wars” movie, was conceived, written, and directed by George Lucas. When the epic space opera was released on May 25, 1977. There was little confidence in the film. It was released in only a few theatres. It’s surprise appeal and early popularity, has since expanded into an phenomena all it’s own. Lucas originally conceived 12 movies. As the other installments of the story evolved, the original Star Wars movie was renamed Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.

Though the story didn’t start from a book, it inspired an explosion of books,

My personal favorite is The Princess Diarist, by Carrie Fisher, in which she recalls being an actor in the filming of the first movie.

A book I have not read, but that looks interesting, is The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film, by J. W. Rinzler.

For a full list of books based on Star War, check out this list on Wikipedia. List of Star Wars Books.

In the meantime, May the 4th Be With You.


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