It has often been said that Star Wars changed the way movies were made, but it also fundamentally changed the way they were seen.
Featuring oral history-style interviews with a diverse ensemble of first generation fans from around the world, the Star Wars at the Movies Podcast will log personal, first-hand accounts that define an era of theatrical exhibition and created a popular culture that is still thriving. The show will delve into the lasting impact of seeing the movies for the first (or 100th) time, but more importantly, it will focus on the various theater localities and the circumstantial peculiarities interviewees encountered along the way. In addition to the whos, wheres, whens, and hows discussed in the interviews, the show will offer analysis of vintage trailers and radio spots, as well as commentary on other movie-going topics.
In this inaugural "teaser" episode, host Stephen Danley introduces the show's concept and outlines its basic format, revisiting his first truly cinematic experience with the Star Wars Trilogy at a special hometown screening at the Arlington Theatre in the summer of 1992. Plus, a breakdown the very first (and at times, quite foreboding) teaser trailer for Star Wars that arrived in theaters 40 years ago during the holiday season of 1976.
Show Notes:+ 1976 Star Wars Theatrical Teaser Trailer+ Star Wars Trailers Part 1: The Original Trilogy+ Bruce Logan: The Special Effects Jedi Who Blew Up the Death Star+ Joe Viskocil, Visual Effects Guru on 'Star Wars' Films, Dies at 63+ Star Wars Triple Bill at the Arlington (August 27, 1992)