Each of the seven Star Wars films begin with nearly identical openings, in which the text “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” is displayed, followed by the Star Wars logo over a field of stars. A subsequent downward tilt reveals the film’s episode number, the subtitle in all-capital letters, and a three-paragraph summary of events immediately prior to the events of the film.
Two typefaces were used in the crawl: In current releases of episodes I-III and VI, News Gothic bold is used for the main body of the crawl and Episode number, and Univers light ultra condensed for the titles of the films. In the current releases of Episodes IV-V and VII, News Gothic bold is used for the main body of the crawl and Episode number, but varied versions of the News Gothic font are also used for the titles of the films.
In the widescreen (or letterbox) versions of the Star Wars films, each line of the opening crawl text appears directly in its entirety from the bottom of the screen. In the fullscreen (or pan and scan) versions, the sides of each line of opening crawl text are visible only after that line reaches the center of the screen.
We in Tour Guide Mostar made our own Star Wars Intro: