|Scene from Star Wars|
Those were the last 10 words everyone saw before Star Wars played its tricks on audiences on May 25, 1977. It was the calm before a storm that would only continue to rage on through many incarnations and in many forms. For a simple fantasy movie about good fighting evil, director George Lucas' vision managed to resonate in ways that have entered our lexicon, fashion, and general mentality. It was with the triumphant horns of John Williams' score that Star Wars announced once and for all that it was here to stay. There was cinema before it existed, but chances are that it will be the film to outlive everything else. It took a hold of pop culture upon its release and hasn't let go yet. Even if the franchise has had some highs and lows, there's no denying just how different the world would be without this movie.