Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Mos Eisley Cantina

Today in 1977, one of the best bar scenes in the history of film appeared in theatres, the Mos Eisley Cantina scene. I'm not a massive Star Wars fan or anything but I think it should pointed out how wonderfully faithful this science fiction representation is to the history of American bars. The Cantina is a diverse meeting place for people from all walks. And, yet, they don't serve C3PO. On top of this, even in an imagined final frontier, the Mos Eisley Cantina is where a hero like Luke Skywalker hooks up with smuggler Han Solo to form a rebel alliance, this time for the purpose of blowing up the Death Star. Take a little break and watch this gem again, 34 years old today.