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How 'Star Wars' Changed the World
It's been more than 30 years since "Star Wars" first exploded into theaters, but the swashbuckling sci-fi films from writer-director George Lucas have behind a legacy no other blockbuster has yet surpassed.

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Influence of Star Wars

Influence of Star Wars

It's been more than 30 years since the first "Star Wars."

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