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And my Number 1 Movie Ever is…

Working for the movie industry, many times I’ve been asked this question by different people. It usually gets me to re-think which one to choose above all others. And every time I come back to one conclusion, which for no specific reason feels embarrassingly clichéd (especially when talking to more serious movie connoisseurs like my professional film critic friends). But here it is. My most favorite, number one movie ever is: The Empire Strikes Back. Yes, Chapter V in the Star Wars saga. There, I’ve said it. And the more I think about it, the more I realize there are plenty of reasons for that particular movie to have a special place in my heart. It is not only because it came out in 1980, when I was at the impressionable age of 10, and not just because it was the follow-up to the original, commercially successful Star Wars phenomenon. No, it actually has A LOT to offer as a movie, thinking about movies as the sheer escapist entertainment they should be.