I’m watching Episode IV. Alec Guiness is the only truly good actor in this film. Even George Lucas couldn’t ruin his performance. I remember reading about how, when they were filming in Tunisia, Guiness was the consummate professional. Everybody was bitching about the conditions, but he showed up every morning ready to work. He kept his mouth shut and did his job.
Also, I wonder if this film would have been nearly as successful without John Williams’ extraordinary score.