As the original film became a trilogy and spawned a 1980 sequel The Empire Strikes Back, it was renamed in 1981 Star Wars Episode IV- A New Hope
In 1989, Star Wars was selected along with The Empire Strikes Back in 2010 by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the US National Film Registry for culturally dded to its
Palpatine's rise to power is is similar to how Hitler came to power in 1930's Germany. Palapine was first elected chancellor of the Galactic Republic before seizing power to become dictator and declaring himself emperor. then subsequently having the Jedi Order exterminated. .
May the Force be with you on this 40th anniversary date of the debut of a movie that became part of our lives May be time for me to check out my DVD copy of it again in honor of today's anniversary