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January 26, 1997 | Kenneth Turan, Kenneth Turan is the Times' film critic
Seeing "Star Wars" again after 20 years is, like revisiting an old flame, something not to be undertaken lightly. Sure you had fun together, but that was a long time ago. Would the attachment remain strong, or would a reunion lead to a shaking of the head and a muttered, "Thank God we're not involved anymore"? George Lucas, the man behind the "Star Wars" phenomenon, is giving everyone a chance to get reacquainted with one of the most popular films of all time.
July 9, 1995 | Richard Natale, Richard Natale is a frequent contributor to Calendar. and
When producer-director George Lucas was out stumping for the preservation of America's film heritage, he wasn't expecting the problem to hit so close to home. In preparation for the re-release of his 1977 blockbuster "Star Wars" on its 20th anniversary, 20th Century Fox discovered that the film was in serious need of repair. "We found when we went back that the film needed more than being cleaned up," says Tom Sherak, executive vice president at the studio. "Not the whole movie, but part of it."
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.
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