Tag Archive: space

The Influence of Kurosawa on Star Wars

Akira Kurosawa’s films appear frequently on the list of George Lucas’ favorite movies. In addition to Rashomon, Ikiru, Yojimbo, The Hidden Fortress, and Kagemusha, Lucas cites The Seven Samurai as an influence. More… Continue reading

The Extreme Settings of the Original Star Wars Trilogy

In the Star Wars universe, each planet is usually made up of one specific kind of environment. This is an interesting choice on the part of Star Wars writer George Lucas because, in… Continue reading