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

2019-02-24T09:04:14+00:00February 24th, 2019|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , |

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.