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Star Wars 30th anniversary

Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (Alec Guinness), and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in the Millennium Falcon. A 30th-anniversary screening of “Star Wars” will be held Monday as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Great to Be Nominated” series. (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi in 1977’s “Star Wars.” (AP)
Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher appear in a scene from the 1977 film “Star Wars.” (AP)
Mark Hamill, left, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in one of the films that is credited - or blamed - with beginning the blockbuster era. (20th Century Fox)
A scene with characters R2-D2, left, and C-3PO from 1977’s original film in the “Star Wars” series. (LucasArts Entertainment)
Darth Vader from George Lucas’ 1977 Star Wars. Darth Vader was a classic heavy-breathing nemesis. (LucasArts Entertainment)
In this scene from “Star Wars,” Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) comforts Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) after the disappearance of Ben Kenobi. (Lucasfilm ltd.)