Flicks in Five: Star Wars

by Lynne Warfel
March 10, 2012

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Still of Alec Guinness, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Peter Mayhew in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (Courtesy of LucasFilm Ltd)


In 1977, a film collaboration between a director and composer began that became one of the most successful in all of film history. Geroge Lucas met his musical equal in providing music for sci-fi's equivalent of The Ring Cycle, Star Wars. Six films and billions of dollars later, Williams' music stands as some of the best movie music of all time.