The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The Empire Strikes Back (1980): The Empire’s New Clothes – by Denis Wood

During the summers of 1977 and 1978, reviewers for the slicker film journals, the national news-weeklies, and the urban dailies prostrated themselves apotheosizing Star Wars as mindless entertainment. In the summer of 1980, the same reviewers intoned a rather different chorus in paean to The Empire Strikes Back.

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