Alec Guinness Talks Star Wars: A New Hope

Alec Guinness Talks Star Wars: A New Hope

Obi Wan Speaks

2019 sees the release of the final Skywalker Saga, Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker, and here’s a classic interview between Alec Guinness talking to Michael Parkinson back in 1977 about Star Wars: A New Hope thanks to the wonders of YouTube

Star Wars: A New Hope: The Imperial Forces — under orders from cruel Darth Vader (David Prowse) — hold Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) hostage, in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford), captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance, and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy.
Release date: 27 December 1977 (United Kingdom)
Director: George Lucas
Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

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