released in the grim-dark of the 1970's
The grim-dark of the 1970s? I take it you weren't there.
Haha! My parents conceived me in the Summer of '79, baby!
But, I was actually making a hyberbolic reference to an earlier comment about how gritty and dark movies of the post-Vietnam era tended to be, which supposedly Star Wars
broke the mold of. A sentiment I don't totally agree with...
Actually from what I can tell the '70s seemed like a pretty rocking good time. Sometimes I wish I was 10 or 15 years older so I could have experienced the decade first hand!