"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..."
When I first went to the theater with my dad to see Star Wars, I had no idea how much of an impact it would have on my life or on movies themselves.
Every time that I see those words appear on the screen and hear the theme music by John Williams, it brings back those childhood memories. The secret to the success of Star Wars isn't just the great story, amazing special effects, a good cast, and so on. I believe it is the memories that it evokes.
As a kid, I became not only a huge Star Wars fan, but a movie fan as well. I love watching movies and collecting them. This was all because of Star Wars!
It changed how movies were made and marketed. Of course, there have been a lot of movies made, before and since, but none of them (in my opinion) has made such a difference in the movie industry and in pop culture as this movie has.