Monday, November 09, 2009

Monday Movie Meme

Molly at The Bumbles Blog hosts the Monday Movie Meme.

This week the topic is

Life Changers

Trite and nerdy as it sounds, the original Star Wars trilogy changed my life.

I was 12 when the original film was released. That summer between 7th and 8th grades was filled with playacting and storywriting with my friends - all based on Star Wars. I saw The Empire Strikes Back in the theater more times than I've seen any other film, and fell hopelessly in love with Han Solo and/or Harrison Ford. The Jedi sequences were my introduction to Eastern philosophy.

At this point, I've been a Star Wars fan for almost 3/4 of my life. And while I'm not so rabid as to collect all the books, toys, and other tchotchkes, I can quote segments of dialog, I've seen the Holiday Special, and I get a secret thrill when there's a Star Wars reference in the media. Some of my best friends were met through fandom. I have a weekly post about references I've found on the net.

I'm sure I'd be more or less the same person if I'd never seen a Star Wars movie, but I wouldn't have the same friends, wouldn't have done some of the things I've done, or gone some of the places I've gone.

1 comment:

  1. I considered selecting Star Wars myself. But I had already done a post about the impact it had on us as kids growing up so I didn't want to beat a dead horse. But it truly did take over our childhood and made me love the movies.