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Cinefix’s New Series Film School’d Looks at How Samurai Inspired Star Wars, and It’s Perfect

Now do one about how John Ford inspired Samurai movies.

The revelation that George Lucas pulled direct inspiration from the Samurai films of Akira Kurosawa is nothing new. (I can’t be the only nerd who wrote a paper about it in college.) The new CineFix series Film School’d does an incredible job of explaining it and pointing out some of the more direct pulls. Watch. Learn. Enjoy.

When Cinefix emailed us about Film School’d, they said it was a series they were “thinking about doing.” Who do I talk to about making sure they greenlight this? It’s already my favorite thing CineFix has done, and they do a lot of great stuff.

(via CineFix)

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