“Star Wars” was born a long time ago, but not all that far, far away. In 1972, filmmakers George Lucas and Gary Kurtz were toiling on “American Graffiti” in their San Rafael office when they began daydreaming about a throwback sci-fi adventure that channeled the old “Flash Gordon” serials as opposed to the bleak “message” movies that had taken over the genre.
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Everyone knows Star Wars. Sure, there's those who pride themselves in having never watched one of the biggest movie franchises of all time, but everyone still knows it. Lightsabers, space battles, having a bad feeling about many things; it's sewn into the very fabric of popular culture, providing one of the first cases of a movie series that straddled intense geek fandom and mainstream appeal.