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VIDEO: Learn how Samurai flicks influenced Star Wars

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May 23, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT (Updated)

It's been well documented and discussed that George Lucas drew from the rich tradition of samurai culture in the films by Akira Kurosawa for his Star Wars saga.  Now CineFix delves into the details with this 8-minute video explaining more of how this all came about, from the rise of the western genre in post-World War II America and its iconic images to finding a noble place in samurai movies produced by the Japanese film industry, especially Kurosawa.   Draw up a chair and deepen your Star Wars knowledge of this ancient code of honor that formed the geek galaxy far, far away.

(Via Geek Tyrant)

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