Posts tagged 1977
The original 1977-78 Star Wars comics from Marvel (the 6 issue the film adaptation, anything beyond that was rubbish). These were my favourite comics back in the day. Which makes me wonder why I got rid of them a few years later - tragically sold for peanuts at a trash and treasure market.
One of the greatest movie posters of all time. Even if it wasn’t Star Wars I’d still like it. Commissioned nine days before the film opened, artists the Brothers Hildebrandt had just 48 hours to complete it and were forced to work in shifts to get it done. All they were given was a bunch of black and white photos to work from. Painted on a piece of very un-futuristic masonite board!
(Source: interview with Tim and Greg Hildebrandt in Future Life Jan 1979)
Page 46 of The Herald (a Melbourne newspaper published from 1840 to 1990) dated October 27 1977, the day Star Wars opened in Australia. I remember the day well.
See the whole newspaper here.
Admission: I like this 1977 disco version of Star Wars music by Meco better than the actual Star Wars soundtrack. Don’t get me wrong, John Williams SW soundtrack was perfect, but the Meco version ended up on my turntable far more often. As an impressionable adolescent I was carried away by the disco explosion of the late 1970s as much as I was by Star Wars. ‘Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk’ was a multi million seller for Meco but it was downhill from there, as he insisted on ‘disco-ising’ every movie in sight.