Peter Cushing is in this movie for like 3 minutes.
Scream and Scream Again (1970)
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
Directed by George Lucas.
“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.”
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...This tagline still gives me chills.
I can’t express enough how much I love this film. If this film was never made, I don’t know if I would have the same passion for film as I do today. I mean, maybe I would but it definitely wouldn’t have been the same without this film. This film has also inspired a generation of successful filmmakers. To name few: Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, The Hobbit), Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Alien, Black Hawk Down), Ron Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Rush), Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pacific Rim, The Shape of Water), Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Leon: The Professional, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets), Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, Interstellar), Zack Snyder (Watchmen, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). So yeah, the impact of this film is unlike anything that’s been released.
This is a real adventure film that also has a lot of heart. It’s got action, drama, comedy, only 2 scenes which involve people sitting around and talking politics. And these are scenes that are actually interesting (I’m looking at you prequels). The film starts off by introducing 2 droids. There’s something so ballsy and brilliant about it. It works perfectly as we watch and learn about the world we are in through their constant bickering.
Luke Skywalker, to this day, is my favorite character in the Star Wars universe. I don’t what it was when I was little, perhaps I liked watching a young hero with a lightsaber fight off Stormtroopers. Now, what I like is the motivations behind his character. A young farm boy who wants to do more with his life. He wants to leave the farm and make something of himself. Little did he know that adventure was just waiting for him around the corner (sorry if that sounds cliché). Every so slowly as the film progresses, the world expands a little bit more. Obi-Wan, played brilliantly by Alec Guinness, talks to Luke about his father and the Clone Wars. We go to the Mos Eisley Cantina.
‘The scars left by wounds from blasterfire, falls, and the claws of predators.’
”Never try to live decently, boy. Live like a beast.”
- Tarkin (2014)
Its been awhile since I painted portraits. 😅
A paintover of an old sketch I did of young Wilhuff Tarkin. Painting younger Tarkin just gives me an excuse to draw/paint younger Peter Cushing because dear lord what a ridiculously pretty face!
One of my favourite books in my collection of so called "coffee table" books. This may get a little review over at @comicblackbook Hammer is a horror genre that I witnessed at an early age and it hooked me. #hammer#hammerhorror#christopherlee#petercushing