Star Wars: Visions Owes Much To Akira Kurosawa

(Welcome to The Movies That Made "Star Wars," a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired George Lucas' iconic universe. In this edition: Akira Kurosawa's influence on "Star Wars: Visions.") For anyone who has any interest in the cinematic influences of "Star Wars," Kurosawa's name is always going to come up -- whether it's the flourishes of "The Hidden Fortress" George Lucas used to establish R2-D2 and C-3PO in "A New Hope" or most of the plot in "The Phantom Menace" to all of the "Seven Samurai" references across the saga,.  With the new series out on Disney+, "Star Wars: Visions," legends in the Japanese animation industry... The post Star Wars: Visions Owes Much To Akira Kurosawa appeared first on /Film.

Oct 11, 2021 - SlashFilm
(Welcome to The Movies That Made "Star Wars," a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired George Lucas' iconic universe. In this edition: Akira Kurosawa's influence on "Star Wars: Visions.") For anyone who has any interest in the cinematic influences of "Star Wars," Kurosawa's name is always going to come up -- whether it's the flourishes of "The Hidden Fortress" George Lucas used to establish R2-D2 and C-3PO in "A New Hope" or most of the plot in "The Phantom Menace"..