#MayThe4thBeWithYou, “May the force be with you” has become one of the iconic phrases of cinema and pop culture whose lines contain much of the philosophy of Star Wars.
His pronunciation in English “May the force be with you” (“May the fourth be with you”) made May 4 the official date to celebrate Star Wars Day.
The first film in the franchise created by George Lucas was released in theaters on May 25, 1977. with Mark Hamill (”Luke Skywalker”), Harrison Ford (”Han Solo”) and Carrie Fisher (”Princess Leia Organa”) as protagonists and an antagonist who is already a classic: Darth Vader (played physically by David Prowse and voiced by James Earl Jones).
It was two years after the release of the first tape that for the first time there was talk of May 4th (”May the 4th”) when the London Evening News published a congratulatory note to Margaret Thatcher using this play on words that fans loved.
Already in 2011 the official date was celebrated for the first time at the Toronto Underground Cinema Film Festival.
Since then this is a day to remember the history of George Lucas that has resulted not only in a long list of movies and television shows, action figures, toys and video games, among others, but is also synonymous with a whole culture around of her where the search for the balance between good and evil is the constant.
The phrase was initially used as a way to say goodbye to the “Jedi” (luminous characters in the plot) and to give good luck, whose symbolism was built and grew throughout the franchises.
But as always there must be a contrast, why not, a day later -on May 5- celebrate the dark side of the force with “The revenge of the fifth”, a reference to episode three (or six) of the saga.
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