The Disney + series, The Mandalorian, is on the horizon and as we prepare for the journey put forth by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni we wanted to take a look at films that not only have influenced the upcoming live-action show but STAR WARS itself. We start with the Grand Master, Akira Kurosawa and his action adventure, 1958’s The Hidden Fortress! You will see many connections visually and in terms of plotting in Kurosawa’s film and George Lucas’s Star Wars : A New Hope. From editing swipes to archetypes of characters, the DNA for a galaxy far, far away start in Japan. Never saw the film? No worries! We will go over the entire plot and discuss the influences it creates on future filmmakers. Lots to do! Let’s go! It’s showtime!
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