It's not news for all you Star Wars enthusiasts out there that George Lucas was inspired by director Akira Kurosawa's samurai films when he created Star Wars. But this video by Cinefix goes a little deeper into the story of how American westerns influenced the samurai movies of Kurosawa, and how those samurai movies influenced Star Wars. This video discussion goes into a lot of great detail and explains how World War II affected the global film industry in the 20th century, and it also goes into details of why the Jedi are called Jedi! Thanks to Gizmodo for the heads up on this little piece of awesomeness.
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