A turning point in cinema. This 1977 cinema classic is known for its seismic impact on both cinema and culture, and for inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores, composed by Academy Award. winner, John Williams.


  • THE TURNING POINT: the premiere of the first movie in the Star Wars franchise - A New Hope opened not only a new chapter in the world’s cinematography, but also gave birth to a new subculture among mostly young audiences, and sparked a renewed interest in space and space exploration.
  • John Williams is the most famous American composer of movie music. He’s written scores for over 100 well-known films, and has been nominated for a record number 52 Academy Awards., winning 5, as well as winning 4 Golden Globe and 25 Grammy Awards. 
  • John Williams also frequently composes classical music, and has penned a symphony and solo concertos for many orchestral instruments, including two frequently performed violin concertos. He is also the author of the Olympic Fanfare written for 1984 Games in Los Angeles.
  • Following its premiere in 1977, Star Wars: A New Hope generated over $776 million in ticket sales – translating to more than $3 billion in today's ticket prices.