Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsStar Wars Movie
IN THE NEWS

Star Wars Movie

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2005 | Valli Herman, Times Staff Writer
Probably only Dorothy's red shoes have endured as much obsession. Just as those sequined pumps inspired intense awe and imitation, so do the iconic costumes from the "Star Wars" movies -- Darth Vader's helmet and light saber, the Jedi tunics and Queen Amidala's throne room gown hemmed with fur and glowing globes.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2013 | By Martin Miller
If you listened carefully in the hills and canyons around the Hollywood Bowl on Friday evening, you could almost hear a simple ostinato built around two bass notes that evoked the ominous feeling of an imminent attack by a predatory shark. Da-dum. Da-dum, da-dum, da-dum. Run for your lives, here it comes! Something deep, dark and ageless -- at least in pop culture terms -- indeed swept into the Bowl on a very warm summer night. But it wasn't the Oscar-winning theme from "Jaws" by film composer John Williams, who conducted his annual concert "John Williams: Maestro of the Movies" (the show also plays Saturday night)
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2005
Glancing through Emily Green's glib report on the new Harry Potter book ["Harry's Back, and Children Must Be Brave," July 16], in which she confesses to never having read any of the earlier J.K. Rowling books, I couldn't help wondering if The Times ever considered allowing someone who had never seen a "Star Wars" movie to review the final installment of George Lucas' series, "Return of the Sith." Would you have someone review a new Neil Simon play who had no experience with his work? Charles Craig Santa Monica
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2011 | By Gary Goldstein, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The legacy of "Star Wars" and the tempest in a very large teapot that seminal film has stirred in its vast legion of fans gets a nerd's eye view in the entertaining documentary "The People vs. George Lucas. " You don't have to be a "Star Wars" nut to enjoy this fast-paced film, though it's sure to resonate most with those whose childhoods — and beyond — were shaped by the 1977 phenomenon. Director Alexandre O. Philippe exhaustively covers the love-hate relationship "Star Wars'" most rabid enthusiasts have had with the franchise's über-creator — and subsequent corporate titan — George Lucas.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2013 | By Martin Miller
If you listened carefully in the hills and canyons around the Hollywood Bowl on Friday evening, you could almost hear a simple ostinato built around two bass notes that evoked the ominous feeling of an imminent attack by a predatory shark. Da-dum. Da-dum, da-dum, da-dum. Run for your lives, here it comes! Something deep, dark and ageless -- at least in pop culture terms -- indeed swept into the Bowl on a very warm summer night. But it wasn't the Oscar-winning theme from "Jaws" by film composer John Williams, who conducted his annual concert "John Williams: Maestro of the Movies" (the show also plays Saturday night)
BUSINESS
July 21, 1999 | Greg Hernandez
Second-quarter sales inched up 1% at Taco Bell stores open at least a year, a disappointment after the Irvine-based chain's big promotional tie-in with the new Star Wars movie. "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace" dominated at the box office this spring, but the force did not translate into huge sales increases for Taco Bell, which teamed with KFC and Pizza Hut for the promotion. All three fast-food chains are owned by Tricon Global Restaurants Inc.
NEWS
May 30, 1985 | United Press International
A group of more than 700 scientists, including 54 Nobel laureates, today called on both the United States and the Soviet Union to abandon efforts to build "Star Wars" nuclear missile defense systems. The appeal kicked off a campaign by the Union of Concerned Scientists against President Reagan's proposed five-year, $26-billion research and development effort, the Strategic Defense Initiative, which seeks to build a space-based shield to protect U.S. nuclear weapons. At a news conference, Dr.
BUSINESS
December 11, 1997 | JAMES ULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Star Wars" is the most bankable franchise on Hollywood's horizon. "Batman" and "Star Trek" are in trouble. And although James Bond remains the most lucrative and longest-running franchise in cinema history, it ranks well down the list compared with its peers.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 1998 | SAUL RUBIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Relax, "Star Wars" fans. The trailer is with you. A two-minute peek at "Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace," the newest addition to the hugely popular science-fiction series, debuted at theaters nationwide Friday, attracting all the attention of a blockbuster feature. The trailer's theatrical release provided a preview for all the hoopla expected to surround the arrival of the actual movie in May.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2008 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
George LUCAS, looking overheated under the midday sun, gamely worked the red carpet last Sunday at the world premiere of the latest cinematic installment to his space saga, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." At one point, Lucas was photographed with one of his most avid fans, a grinning, chubby fellow from Pennsylvania who showed up at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre wearing two-day stubble, a sweat-stained shirt and a brimmed frontier hat that Indiana Jones would admire.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2008 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
George LUCAS, looking overheated under the midday sun, gamely worked the red carpet last Sunday at the world premiere of the latest cinematic installment to his space saga, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." At one point, Lucas was photographed with one of his most avid fans, a grinning, chubby fellow from Pennsylvania who showed up at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre wearing two-day stubble, a sweat-stained shirt and a brimmed frontier hat that Indiana Jones would admire.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2007 | From staff and wire reports
Lucasfilm Ltd. has chosen Los Angeles for the 30th anniversary celebration of the release of "Star Wars." The company will take over the L.A. Convention Center May 23 through 28 for a wide range of events, including back-to-back screenings of all six of the space adventures. The event is dubbed "Celebration IV," because officially sanctioned "Star Wars" conventions have been held in Denver (1999) and Indianapolis (2002 and 2005). The 17-hour movie marathon begins at 9 a.m.
NEWS
March 15, 2007 | Susan King
Want tickets? May the force be with you. "Star Wars" will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a special screening April 23 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The evening kicks off the academy's fourth annual "Great to Be Nominated" series, which showcases best picture Oscar nominees that garnered the most nominations in a particular year but didn't win in the top category.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2005 | Valli Herman, Times Staff Writer
Probably only Dorothy's red shoes have endured as much obsession. Just as those sequined pumps inspired intense awe and imitation, so do the iconic costumes from the "Star Wars" movies -- Darth Vader's helmet and light saber, the Jedi tunics and Queen Amidala's throne room gown hemmed with fur and glowing globes.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2005 | From Associated Press
It didn't come cheap, but an anonymous bidder now owns a piece of Jedi history. A light-saber used by Mark Hamill when he played Luke Skywalker in the original "Star Wars" sold for $200,600 Friday in an auction of movie props and costumes, said Joseph Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, which held the auction.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2005
Glancing through Emily Green's glib report on the new Harry Potter book ["Harry's Back, and Children Must Be Brave," July 16], in which she confesses to never having read any of the earlier J.K. Rowling books, I couldn't help wondering if The Times ever considered allowing someone who had never seen a "Star Wars" movie to review the final installment of George Lucas' series, "Return of the Sith." Would you have someone review a new Neil Simon play who had no experience with his work? Charles Craig Santa Monica
NEWS
March 15, 2007 | Susan King
Want tickets? May the force be with you. "Star Wars" will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a special screening April 23 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The evening kicks off the academy's fourth annual "Great to Be Nominated" series, which showcases best picture Oscar nominees that garnered the most nominations in a particular year but didn't win in the top category.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2007 | From staff and wire reports
Lucasfilm Ltd. has chosen Los Angeles for the 30th anniversary celebration of the release of "Star Wars." The company will take over the L.A. Convention Center May 23 through 28 for a wide range of events, including back-to-back screenings of all six of the space adventures. The event is dubbed "Celebration IV," because officially sanctioned "Star Wars" conventions have been held in Denver (1999) and Indianapolis (2002 and 2005). The 17-hour movie marathon begins at 9 a.m.
NEWS
May 19, 2005 | Pete Metzger
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away -- well, actually in 1983, and in this solar system -- the first "Star Wars" video game landed in arcades. Gamers dropped quarter after quarter into the mock X-Wing cockpit to assume the role of Luke Skywalker as he completed his attack on the Empire's Death Star. Since then, the universe of games for casual and not-so-casual fans alike has become, in many ways, more vast than what George Lucas created on screen.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2005 | From staff and wire reports
Tickets sold out within minutes Monday for a daylong screening of all six chapters of the "Star Wars" saga at a London theater May 16. The marathon screening at the Empire Leicester Square will begin at 7 a.m. with the original 1977 "Star Wars" and will culminate that evening with the final installment, "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith," which opens to the public on May 19. No other such screening of the six films is planned, a spokesman for Lucasfilm said.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|