It's been 40 years since its birth, and the popular space opera franchise is here to stay forever. George Lucas' Star Wars and its impact for movie goers changed the experience of film watching and entertainment. The franchise boosts the competition in cinematography and photography in our time, and choosing the best film still in all eight motion pictures is subjective and debatable, but surely we can all agree there are just some that really shone.
Let's flash back and forward to the memorable shots in all Star Wars films.
A New Hope (1977) — dir. George Lucas, DP Gilbert Taylor
The Empire Strikes Back (1980) — dir. Irvin Kershner, DP Peter Suschitzky
Return of the Jedi (1983) — dir. Richard Marquand, DP Alan Hume
The Phantom Menace (1999) — dir. George Lucas. DP David Tattersall
Attack of the Clones (2002) — dir. George Lucas, DP David Tattersall
Revenge of the Sith (2005) — dir. George Lucas, DP David Tattersall
The Force Awakens (2015) — dir. J.J. Abrams, DP Dan Mindel
Rogue One (2016) — dir. Gareth Edwards, DP Greig Fraser
Screenshots are sourced from Film School Rejects.