July 24, 2021

‘The Empire Strikes Back’, ‘The Shining’ and 10 other films that turn 40 in 2020

The “I am your father” from ‘Episode V’ of ‘Star Wars’, the terrifying Hotel Overlook, the comedy ‘Land as you can’ … We present a list of films that turn four decades this year.

1. ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Backa by Irvin Kershner and The glow de Stanley Kubrick they just turned 40 in this 2020 in which we find ourselves. Believe it or not, the mythical phrase “I am your father” from Darth Vader to Luke Skywalker is already four decades old; as well as the visit of Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) and his family to the terrifying and haunting Overlook Hotel. But there are many other films that reach the quarantine this year, and at SensaCine we have chosen several of them.

40 years of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’: George Lucas wanted to change the ending when it had already been released

Beyond the mind of George Lucas and the pages of Stephen King, we find how 1980 premieres the hilarious comedy Land as you can, with Leslie Nielsen, Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty, among others. But if your thing is dramas, you might want to review Wild bull, where Martin Scorsese counted Life of the Bronx Bull Jake La Motta, played by Robert De Niro. They are also on this list of ‘birthday girls’ The blue lake, based on the novel by Henry De Vere Stacpoole and with young Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins as protagonists; The elephant Man of the teacher David Lynch, with John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft, and the adventure film ‘sci-fi’ Flash Gordon, with Sam J. Jones as the character from ‘space opera’ created by cartoonist Alex Raymond.

The Overlook Hotel from ‘The Shining’ drove me crazy and I read Stephen King’s novels to find out all about him

Close this list Superman II: The Adventure Continues, again with Christopher Reeve as the Last Son of Krypton; The fog from John Carpenter, con Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis y Janet Leigh; the musical Fame, with Irene Cara in the cast; Rogues at full speed, with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as los Blues Brothers, and the ‘slasher’ Friday the 13th, start of the horror saga with Jason Voorhees.