Mark Hamill 1980

80-12-17 Mark Hammill SP

For this week we’ll cover posters from Bravo issues that were current on Christmas Day in that week.

Here’s actor Mark Hamil on a poster from Bravo of 17 December 1980. The Star Wars movie The Empire Strikes Back (featured here) was a big thing at the time. I gather there is a new Star Wars movie out in which it is revealed that Darth Vader is not Luke’s father after all.

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…