Star Wars 1981

81-01-22 Empire Strikes Back MP

A photo collage of the second Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back, in Bravo of 22 January 1981.

The German title was a literal translation, Das Imperium schlägt zurück. Which is a good thing; sometimes German movie titles of American films were…strange. Same year, the snappy Stripes became Ich glaub’, mich knutscht ein Elch (“I think I’m being smooched by a moose”), which was a bit of a colloquial phrase at the time, and there is a scene with a moose in the regrettable second half of the movie, but still…

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