A Long Time Ago…

Anthony Lavisher - Author

A LONG TIME AGO…

…in a decade, far, far away I went to see a film called Star Wars IV: A New Hope. It was May, 1977 and I was five years old.

Even now I can still remember the exhilaration, the adventure and the feelings I had as I watched the film that would have so much influence on me, of the characters and the villains I would come to love and hate, of the escapism and, much to my father’s and uncle’s annoyance as I watched the film in Newbury cinema, my often annoying observation during a scene that I “Have that card” … “And that one” … “And that one”.

At primary school, it was all the rage to collect cards showing scenes from the films – I used to buy them from Cyril’s paper shop on the corner with my mum – you got about five…

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