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SW Makes TCM's Influential Movie List Posted By Mike on April 15, 2009
Turner Classic Movies
have unveiled their list of the 15 most influential classic films, and
made the list at #15. That was too close!
for the full list and see below for the
"A long time ago, in a Hollywood far away, movies only made their money from ticket sales. With Star Wars, however, new markets opened up for merchandising-- not just of toys-- but novels, comics, television series and eventually video games. Adding to what would become known as the "Star Wars Expanded Universe" were a series of sequels and prequels more tightly connected than in other franchises. Over the course of 28 years, George Lucas created a six-part serial that has grown into the epic tragedy of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. Star Wars did more than create expanded economic opportunities. At a time when science fiction was relegated mostly to low-budget productions, Lucas' created a multi-million dollar sci-fi epic based on the Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers serials of his youth. The use of sophisticated special effects would have a lasting effect on future big-budget epics of all genres. His childhood obsessions helped a new generation of filmmakers, the movie nerds, dominate the screen. For Lucas, Star Wars was the chance to do his favorites right. His vision of a lived-in universe (he deliberately gave sets and props a used look) inspired later, more serious works like the Alien films and Blade Runner."
ClubJade.net UPDATE: RopeofSilicon.com
offers up their choices of what films got left of the
October 27, 2009
List Of The Most Influential Space Westerns
October 24, 2009
List Of The Best Films Of The 70's
October 11, 2009
List Of The Top 12 SW Guitar Crossovers
September 30, 2009
List Of 10 Tough Female Characters
September 30, 2009
A List Of Unanswered Movie Questions
September 22, 2009
Corrupt Mayors & White Trash Heroes
September 15, 2009
10 Awesome Vintage Star Wars Toys
September 8, 2009
The 75 Top Movie/TV Spaceships
September 2, 2009
Wired Lists Their Favorite Sci-Fi Films
August 30, 2009
10 Geeky Constructed Languages
August 29, 2009
The Emperor Had The Best Sci-Fi Death
August 25, 2009
A Few Lists Featuring Star Wars
August 22, 2009
A List Of Poor Star Wars Designs
July 12, 2009
How About A Sci-Fi Princess List?
May 23, 2009
The Best Sci-Fi/Fantasty Friendships
May 15, 2009
Star Wars And Surfing!
January 31, 2009
Oddie Lists The 10 Coolest USB Accessories
January 13, 2009
List Of Great SW Moments On The Simpsons
December 6, 2008
Moviefone Lists Their Top 25 Sci-Fi Movies
December 2, 2008
A List Of Lovely Green Women
November 23, 2008
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