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Monologue by Bryan Braswell

Braswell, Bryan
Braswell, Michelle
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Stories and story tellers
Bryan Braswell summarizes the original Star Wars movie.
Charlotte Narrative and Conversation Collection
Collection Description: 
Michelle Braswell interviews Charlotteans to collect stories for a class project at UNC Charlotte.
Interview Audio: 
BB (Bryan Braswell): My favorite movie was um, Star Wars. Like I used to love all the movies and stuff like that. I watched them all the time. I like, I was just dying for the next one to come out and they finally did like back in like '99. And it, it was, I thought it was going to be better, but, yeah I like, I like Episode II, but it was- yeah, that was like my favorite one. Um, the story of Star Wars is like, there's this guy named Luke Skywalker, and he lives on this desert planet called Tatooine and like, he, uh, lives there with his uncle and aunt. And one day- and they're farmers, and they farm for water 'cause it's like a really dry planet-and one day they, uh, like, they buy these droids and then Luke goes out for a while and comes back and his family's murdered. And when Luke was gone he was with, uh, like uh, like uh, an old friend of his, named Obi-Wan Kenobi, and like you have to know, like you have to see episodes one, two, and three to know who Obi-Wan Kenobi is. Three isn't out yet, but from one and two you can basically get the gist of who Obi-Wan is. But, um, Luke's out with him all day and he gets back and his family is murdered so he decides to go with Obi-Wan to become a Jedi Knight, which is like a real high honor in that society for that time. Like, and so he finds someone to take him, this guy named Han Solo, and they uh, they travel to a planet called Alderaan, but they find out like the planet isn't there. Oh, and the whole time, the movie starts out they're searching for these two droids which are basically like robots. And, um, this guy named Darth Vader is searching for these robots 'cause they have some kind of information, 'cause Darth Vader's part of the Galactic Empire. And the Galact-, I mean and the robots have information that like could lead to the Galactic Empire's downfall and that wouldn't be good for him because you know, that's his whole thing. And, uh, like [sneeze] um, so they go to Alderaan it's ( ) I mean Luke goes to Alderaan because he wants to be a Jedi Knight. And like they get there and they find out the planet Alderaan has been destroyed like the whole k-, planet, the whole planet completely destroyed. And it was destroyed by, uh, the Empire's weapon called the Death Star. And then Luke- probably ( ). Luke kinda falls into this group called the Rebels. And they're like, like the force- no, wait, yeah, after they go to Alderaan they, they find this big thing called the Death Star. And, um, like they're on it and they end up rescuing Princess Leia which is- Luke doesn't know it but it's his sister. They found out later that Leia's his sister. And, um, [Pause] what happened after that? Uh, oh Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Leia is the leader of the Rebel fleet like thing, yeah, [laugh] and, um, Obi-Wan Kenobi has this big battle with Darth Vader while they're on the Death Star. And um, [pause] yeah, and, oh, Darth Vader kills Obi-Wan. But Obi-Wan is actually the one who tart, taught Darth Vader the art of Jedi and all that good stuff. Um, so after that, after they escape from the Death Star they meet up with the Rebel fleet and the Rebels launch an attack on the Death Star. And Luke and the Han Solo guy now are both like work for the Rebels, and they lead the attack and, um, they completely destroy the Death Star. And Darth Vader is thought to be dead, but actually in the second movie they find out he's not.