How Star Wars: Visions Embraces And Reinvents The Franchise's Long-Held Values [Interview]

How Star Wars: Visions Embraces And Reinvents The Franchise's Long-Held Values [Interview]
When "Star Wars: A New Hope" released in 1977, audiences were blown away by the original adventure tale. And it is original, in as much as any story idea is. But the American space opera has always had the cinema of Akira Kurosawa coursing through its veins. In crafting his epic, George Lucas leaned heavily on Kurosawa's 1958 samurai picture "The Hidden Fortress," down to mimicked lensing and particular shots. Now, decades, several sequels, three prequels, and a ton of spinoffs and merchandising later, Lucasfilm has joined forces with overseas animation studios to expand the galaxy far, far away, utilizing that very influence...

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