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A Loving ode to a VHS galaxy not that far, far away.
"A fantastic personal account of one of the greatest chapters in movie history. An unmitigated delight."
As Ready Player One and Stranger Things proves the retro might of VHS era cinema, Watching Skies: Star Wars, Spielberg and Us is a universal and affectionate tale about the pop cultural remembrances stuck in all our R2 unit's memories.
Like many a British kid in an '80s world of VCRs, Reagan and Atari, Mark O'Connell wanted to be one of the mop-haired kids on the Star Wars toy commercials. Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman and of course Star Wars weren't just changing cinema - they were making lasting highways into our childhoods,