Thursday, May 10, 2007
May 25 Star Wars Day
WHEREAS, the epic 1977 space-fantasy film Star Wars, with its simple morality tale of good versus evil "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away," has become one of the most beloved and acclaimed motion pictures in history, capturing the imaginations of fans worldwide across multiple generations over its thirty-year history; and
WHEREAS, Star Wars and its creator George Lucas initiated a renaissance in the movie industry, helping redefine and advance the ars of cinematic storyelling and motion picture visual-effects technology, inspiring a new generation of moviemakers, writers, artists, and even scientists to pursue their dreams; and
WHEREAS, Star Wars has been honored with scores of international awards, including seven Academy Awards for cinematic excellence, and is entered in the U.S. National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important" film; and
WHEREAS, Star Wars has been firmly ingrained in the world's popular culture, with its vernacular and characters entered both into the Oxford English Dictionary and common vocabulary, and with frequent reference in entertainment, parody and popular song; and
WHEREAS, members of Star Wars' worldwide fan community have been inspired by its message of heroism and honor to carry out frequent and ongoing chartable and philanthropic acts, unted in their common interest to perorm good works for their local communities while celebrating their affection for Star Wars; and
WHEREAS, Star Wars today celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of its original release, therefore be it resolved that by the adoption of this resolution, Rubbin the Boy Wanker declares May 25th as Star Wars day and also recognizes George Lucas' 1977 film Star Wars for its tremendous impact on the citizenry of Rubbin the Boy Wanker, the film industry and the world, and for continuing to inspire after thirty years milions of people to explore movies, fantasy, literature, and science as means of achieving their goals and dreams.