What I remember is driving home after seeing A New Hope. My brother and I were blasting away at all the other automobiles like we were Han and Luke in the Millennium falcon. It really made a huge impression on us. And I think this is true for a lot of fans, but the music was key. Besides the amazing visuals, which were unlike anything I’d seen at the time, the music is so powerful and so memorable.
My parents are both big fans of opera and symphony, so the music kind of became a great language between me and my parents, because my father would play the records. He would show me music in his collection, and play something from Strauss to show how it’s similar to something John Williams had done in Star Wars, or something from Wagner. It just became a great link between me and my parents. I think Star Wars has done that for a bunch of different generations. It allows kids and parents to get together and watch something that they can truly enjoy and appreciate and come together on. I think that’s one of the traits of the Star Wars franchise; something that makes it strong.