I just found out that today was going to be the 35th anniversary of the theatrical release of Star Wars. Hard to put into words how formative Star Wars was to those of us in the sweet spot of the whole phenomenon (translated: born in the early 70’s). Harder still to come up with some meaningful corollary to a world without Star Wars.
Here is a link to some filmmakers trying to explain how important Star Wars was to them professionally and personally. Make sure you make it to Eli Roth’s drawings at the end!