On the anniversary of the premiere of the epic film Star Wars, Alex Yarde looks back on how the film started him on his own hero’s journey.
Star Wars premiered 36 years ago last weekend. Star Wars is such a demarcation line for me and is one of the best ways to tell if someone is of my generation. If you saw the movie in the theater, you gain a certain vintage quality with me. No film before or since transported me to another time and place, or made me feel like I could aspire to be anything I chose to be, the way this movie did.