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Post #1385817

Author
Servii
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How do you feel about Star Wars being re-titled A New Hope in 1981?
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Date created
12-Nov-2020, 9:09 PM

I almost always call it just A New Hope in discussions, regardless of which version I’m talking about, just for simplicity’s sake and to distinguish between the film and the franchise as a whole. Though sometimes, talking with my parents, I’ll call it “the first one” or “the original” since they grew up not knowing the subtitle.

I kind of like “A New Hope,” because of how the titles of the OT mirror the titles of the prequels. Episodes I and IV both have a title referring to an emerging individual who will bring about change in the galaxy. Episodes II and V both refer to an attacking army or military power. And Episodes III and VI both refer to the back-and-forth shift in power between Sith and Jedi.