Stars War IV: A New Hope is a film school jerk off fest. George Lucas obviously took all he learned at film school and put it all together in a “futuristic” way. Essentially Star Wars is just another Samurai or Western. Just add the sci-fi setting.
John Ford was a huge influence on the film. The scene where Luke’s Aunt and Uncle are found dead was taken from The Searchers. Kurosawa was another big influence as Star Wars is a loose remake of Hidden Fortress. Droid C-3PO was taken from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. Leni Riefenstahl’s third reich art masterpiece Triumph of the Will also influenced Star Wars (especially during the end heroic award scene).
The “rebel alliance” seem to be modeled after Bolshevik revolutionaries (who were the most evil people in history). I am not surprise that an Antichrist like George Lucas would show props to mass murderers. The “Galactic Empire” is supposed to be modeled after EVIL NAZI BUTCHERS!!!! Lucas wasn't try to hide this when he decided to name the imperial soldiers “storm troopers.” The soldiers (and Darth Vader) also share similar helmets to that worn by German in World War I and II.
I like to interpret Darth Vader as Adolf Hitler. Adolf was a Jew that decided it was a time for a change just as Vader went from “good” to “evil.” English hammer film actor Peter Cushing (who played a Nazi in Zombie classic Shock Waves) plays Grand Moff Tarkin who looks like he was modeled after Nazi Minister of Propaganda Josef Goebbels. Tarkin and Goebbels were both very charming characters.
George Lucas updated Star Wars with new and "improved" special effects. Like Steven Spielberg, Lucas seems to have the mind of a child. His obsession with candy polished special effects makes me sick. Lucas’s net worth is estimated at $3.6 Billion. Hopefully he will take the money (as it keeps growing) and build his own spaceship which might tragically crash in Uranus.
Portrait of an Artist
P.S: Mark Hamill is a little turd.