"May the force be with you....always."
It's that time of year! Summer movie fun!
I was ten years old when my brothers took me to see STAR WARS for the first time. And my life was never the same. That's the great thing about movie magic!
I mean it, my life was NEVER the same! Neither was America. After STAR WARS, summer movie fun in 1977 took on a whole new meaning.
Technically, JAWS was the first summer blockbuster, meaning people went to see it over and over again in one summer season.
But STAR WARS remained in theatres for an entire year! That was unheard of. See, kids, there was no cable TV back then. No HBO, no VHS, no DVDs, and no BluRay.
If we wanted to see a movie, we had to see it in the theatres. And we did...over and over again!
I saw STAR WARS 26 times that summer. I dragged anybody and everybody to the theatre to see that movie. I stood in long lines in the hot sun, but every time that 21st Century Fox trademark came on screen to that fanfare and snare drum music, I got chills.
Yep, after STAR WARS, I began to dream and invent stories and live inside my head. Movies can do that to a person. I know many famous directors today say they owe it all to STAR WARS.
Yep, summer time means GREAT movies to watch! I still love waiting in the lines, anticipating the movie previews, and then, when the theatre goes dark and the movie starts...
I am ten years old again sitting in the Cine Capri watching STAR WARS begin!
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....
Gotta love it!!
Your turn: So what's your favorite summer blockbuster movie of all time? What movies will you see this summer in the theatre?