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Star Wars, Episode I -
THE PHANTOM MENACE

There are lots of parallels to the Bible. Anakin has no father says his mother. Jedi Knight Qii-Gon Jinn believes that Anakin is the chosen one (Christ) and proclaims his belief as John the Baptist did of Christ.
Review by David Bruce and John Vitti

Star Wars, Episode I -
T
HE PHANTOM MENACE
(1999)


This page was last updated on May 19, 2005

CREDITS

Liam Neeson: Qui-Gon Jinn
Ewan McGregor: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Natalie Portman: Queen 'Padme Naberrie' Amidala
Jake Lloyd: Anakin Skywalker
Ian McDiarmid: Senator Palpatine/Darth Sidious
Samuel L. Jackson: Mace Windu
Oliver Ford Davies: Sio Bibble
Terence Stamp: Chancellor Valorum
Pernilla August: Shmi Skywalker
Frank Oz: Yoda (voice)
Ahmed Best: Jar Jar Binks
Adrian Dunbar: Bail Organa
Hugh Quarshie: Captain Panaka
Kenny Baker: R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo)
Anthony Daniels: C-3PO (See-Threepio)

Directed by: George Lucas
Writing credits: George Lucas

Produced by: George Lucas (executive) Rick McCallum
Original music by: John Williams
Cinematography by David Tattersall

MPAA: Rated PG for sustained sequences of sci-fi action/violence.
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Parents, please refer to PARENTALGUIDE.ORG

TRAILERS AND CLIPS
Trailer (High Resolution) 25 Mb. - QuickTime
Trailer (Medium Resolution) 13 Mb. - QuickTime
Trailer (Low Resolution) 10 Mb. - QuickTime
Trailer (Low Resolution & Low FPS) 5.4 Mb. - QuickTime
Teaser Trailer (High Resolution) 15 Mb. - QuickTime
Teaser Trailer (Medium Resolution) 9.3 Mb. - QuickTime
Teaser Trailer (Low Resolution) 5 Mb. - QuickTime



CD SOUNDTRACK

CD InfoStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
(The Ultimate Star Wars Recording)(1999 Film)
Star Wars (Related Recordings), John Williams

Obscured by the familiar grandeur of John Williams's score for Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace was the sheer volume of the composer's prodigious musical efforts. Not only did Williams expand on the original Star Wars trilogy's musical language with a whole new range of modern classical inspirations, but his efforts also produced more than two hours of seamless symphonic foundation for the galactic epic, enough wall-to-wall music to power three less ambitious films. This impressively packaged double-disc set offers Williams's complete Episode 1 score for the first time. It's a worthy tribute to the scoring legend's mastery of tone, dynamics, and nuance--a virtual musical tone poem that imparts much of the film's dramaturgy. Divorced from the bombastic visual assault of state-of-the-art digital effects, one is struck by the composition's emotional resonance. It's the small, quiet moments that give the story its subtle, crucial humanity; it's hard to imagine a film conceit so outlandish functioning without it. The Ultimate Edition includes a bonus track of the stirring choral centerpiece, "Duel of the Fates," with an overlaid dialogue montage, as well as a photo-rich booklet that illustrates each of the film's key scenes and musical cues. --Jerry McCulley

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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
by Terry Brooks


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Every generation has a legend.
Every journey has a first step.
Every saga has a beginning.
  The Trade Federation is at war with peaceful planet Naboo. In an attempt to end the siege the young Queen Amidala leaves her world with the Jedi Knight Qii-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi for another planet, Coruscant, where she hopes to persuade the Republic to come to the aid people.
REVIEW
John Vitti and son Matt in line for tickets
STAR WARS EXPERT JOHN VITTI AND SON MATT BRUCE WAITING 6 HOURS IN LINE FOR TICKETS AT A NEW THEATRE IN GEORGE LUCAS' HOME TOWN, MODESTO CALIFORNIA.

Long line, six hour wait, hot California sun, everyone got sunburnt!
THIS IS THE LINE FOR PHANTOM ONE WEEK BEFORE IT OPENS IN MODESTO CALIFORNIA. LUCAS' AMERICAN GRAFFITI WAS ABOUT THIS TOWN.

It will shows every 30 minutes on 5 screens!

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    On the way to Coruscant, however, the Federation attacks their ship. in the battle hyperdrive is hit by enemy fire forcing them to make an emergency landing for repairs on the desolate planet named Tatooine.

     This bit of Fate -called Destiny- brings them into contact with a slave boy named Anakin Skywalker who lives on Tatooine with his mother.

     There are lots of parallels to the Bible. Anakin has no father says his mother (suggestion of 'virgin born' like Christ. However, as it will turn out he does have a father. Lukas says there are hints to his identity). He is a slave hoping some day to set his people free, like Moses. Jedi Knight Qii-Gon Jinn believes that Anakin is the chosen one (Christ) and proclaims his belief as John the Baptist did of Christ. Anakin has a unique connection to the Force, as Jesus did to the Holy Spirit.

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     Slave Master Watto uses Anakin to race his Podracer in competitions for money. Anakin developed an early sense of the force, without understanding it, which enables him, as the only human, to operate a Pod. 

     As it happens, Anakin’s shop has the needed parts. Having no money the Jedi bet Watto their ship that popular loser Anakin will win a particular race, Boonta. The faith that the Jedi have in Anakin causes him to be victorious.

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     The victory also frees Anakin from slavery, part of the deal. With FEAR OF NEVER SEEING HIS MOTHER AGAIN Anakin prepares to leave his planet to train as a Jedi.

Psalm 55:4-5
My heart is in anguish. The terror of death overpowers me.  Fear and trembling overwhelm me. I can't stop shaking.

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     Jumping ahead in the story, Anakin later stands before the Jedi council, as Jesus did before the temple priests. All the Jedi members marvel at his abilities and potential. Yoda, however is not convinced the Anakin is the Chosen One of prophecy to bring balance to the universe. Yoda discerns fear in Anakin.

Yoda:
"I sense much fear in you.
Fear is the path to the darkside.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering."

Matthew 11:3 NRSV
"Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?"

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