Friday, 19 November 2010

Favourite Things Friday

Welcome to my FTF this week, for more head over to Mrs P at http://fairybreadmusings.blogspot.com/2010/11/favourite-things-friday_19.html

Now let me take you back to the summer of 1977. Even though I was only 7 I loved reading and was onto books well about my age range. I remember seeing this book in a local newsagents and somehow my Mum bought it for me even though it wasn't a special occasion. I read it outside in the tiny square patch of grass that was our garden on the old sleeping bag we used as a picnic blanket. I was hooked.

Then - the film came out! Looking back, I still don't understand how I got the book before seeing the film but thats what happened. I loved it, but I had one weird moment that took me years to understand. At one point I had to pop to the loo, I was very young and at the end of the film I thought of a scene in the book that I hadn't seen, it must have been on when I went to the loo. I was a rational young lady. When I saw the film again (which I have many many times) that scene still wasn't there! It finally dawned on me that a film and book aren't always the same. What a shock, it felt like a big part of my childhood innocence fell away with that knowledge!

Anyway, back to the film. As I said I've seen it too often to count in all its various formats and re-issues. I've been back to the cinema fto see it and I've bought loads of versions on video and dvd. All the follow ups too, although no of them made such an impact on me as the first one.

I may be a bit of a dreamer, a fantasist or just plan geeky but I've never fallen in love with any other film like this.



http://www.starwars.com/

13 comments:

Helsie said...

Oh yes they were such great movies, the three original ones I mean. Just haven't had the inclination to see the final three though.
Cheers
Helen

Lynne said...

Oh you'd get on well with my 11 year old son!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

My youngest son has been a big fan and seen the films over and over ..... now our Tiffi settles in front of the telly when she hears the music!! I think she likes all the weird creatures.
And now my grandson is hooked!

Seams Inspired said...

Shevvy...I love this movie too! I was so excited when my boys were old enough to watch this. :o) I remember my Dad taking me to see it. He's a big SciFi fan, and I was the only one of his girls who was willing to go with him. I'm so glad I did. Who wouldn't want to dream about being the daring and brave Princess Leia? Fabulous favourite! Happy FTF!

PS...I was seven that same year too. ;o)

Larri

Kate said...

Oh what a great favorite. My dad was/is a science fiction nut. He took the whole family to see this movie, he was excited. But I can still remember Mom saying all through the movie, "I don't see what the big deal is, it's just a movie". I then realized that my mom just didn't get it, at all. It's still one of my favorites!

Amanda said...

Star Wars I remember all the hype the kids talking in the play ground about each installment that came out. We didn't have the internet then so there was less spoilers etc. Great FFF

Michelle said...

I've never read any of the Star Wars books, but I certainly remember when the movie came out. It was so differently awesome. The film gave me chills. Darth Vader was so scary. And the flying scenes...what a thrill. I was 13. I look back and know that nothing will ever compare to that first movie.

Marg said...

A great FTF, I remember seeing Star Wars when the film first came out, it was so amazing, so different to anything we had ever seen before. I have never read the books though.

P. said...

I loved the first Star Wars movie! As Michelle said, it was "differently awesome." I can't think of a more apt description. The sequels, not so much, though I've seen them all. I can imagine your being crushed to know the movie wasn't exactly like the book. I don't remember how old I was when I realized that, but it is one of those "how can they do that?" moments of youth.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Yes you would get on well with my boys too!!! I have just seen a pattern on Etsy for a crochet pattern for all the characters!!! email me if you want a link :-)

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

How many memories did this invoke!

I remember going to see this movie with my parents quite vividly! This was a pioneering film in terms of special effects, and we all loved the idea of space travel. How flipping gorgeous was Harrison Ford too!

Elizabeth said...

I love Star Wars too! And even though I was only 4 when it came out, I remember going to the theater to see it with my parents. There is a whole new Star Wars generation now with Clone Wars and Padme and Anakin, but Star Wars to me is Luke and Leia. Thanks so much for a great FTF.

xo -El

Lizzet said...

You are like me, I love the books, read them, then watch the film and feel a bit rob when they change a bit the trama, or the miss something that I thougth should be on the film. Anyway, I do enjoy StarWars.. who doesn't really?