[Quick Summary: After his home is destroyed by the evil Galactic Empire, a young farm boy leaves to learn the ways of the Force and fight with rebel forces.]
When I first saw this film as a child, I couldn't stop talking about them.
Luke & Leia? Han & Chewie? R2D2 & C3PO? They're burned into my psyche.
Best script I've ever read? Well, no.
One of the best sci-fi scripts I've ever read? Hands down yes.
Here are my top 3 reasons:
1) It lays out the rules of the world from page 1, & doesn't violate the rules.
2) It's about something universal (good vs. evil) & not just about futuristic weapons or advanced technology.
3) Luke's goal to prove himself drives the story.
WHAT I'VE LEARNED: Even in an advanced sci-fi world, classic story structure makes it universally understood.
Star Wars (1977)
by George Lucas