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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 seriesĀ Film School'd does an incredible job of explaining it and pointing out some of the more direct pulls. Watch. Learn. Enjoy.

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Zach Snyder Might be Working on the Star Wars Universe After All

Foolish Samurai Warrior

So there's some good news. And some news that might be bad. And all of it falls under the category of unnamed sources (though from a pretty reputable news outlet). And it's "in development." But those of you who are familiar with Samurai 7, an anime miniseries adapted from Akira Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai will now be wondering what the heck it could have to do with a Zach Snyder Star Wars movie. Lets answer these questions, shall we?

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