The next day as the soldiers start marching the prisoners to be executed, Tadokoro sides with the Princess, Rokurōta and the farmer's daughter. This story involved the New God, of the planet , being prophesied by the as the warrior to defeat - the tyrannical ruler of the planet , and, by doing so, bring peace to the universe and end the conflict between the two planets. Sounds a bit like Han Solo, huh? This is true of many connections between the 2 movies, by the way. While the film is mainly pure entertainment, there are subtle themes of greater importance that are felt throughout the film. Out of all the characters in The Hidden Fortress, Makabe works the best, which is a tribute to Mifune.
And that same general has to square off against an old rival from their past, as well. Superimposed over her face is the flag of her clan, with the crescent moon perfectly matched across her face. Something so impressive had to be completely new, fresh, and original, right? And instead of Ming the Merciless, he gave audiences Darth Vader and his evil planet the Death Star, as opposed to Ming's Mongo. Specifically the work of on series like and. At least I have read it a couple of times, and indeed this original treatment is pretty much a copy-paste from Kurosawa.
Princess Leia and Princess Yuki vi Then the use of wipes in between the scenes,visuals,film making techniques are also similar to each other,which shows that George Lucas was a great fan of Akira Kurosawa. It has no glory shots or star battles, unlike Star Wars, which is not necessarily a bad thing. It's a good movie that changes from current stories we watch nowadays. Lucas's original plot outline for Star Wars also had a strong resemblance to the plot of The Hidden Fortress, which would be reused for. John Ford popularized many of the tropes we now associate with Westerns: sweeping vistas, riders on the ridge, lone riders, the reluctant scoundrel hero, etc.
At the Fire Festival, the group is caught and has to burn their wood to avoid detection. This scene presents Princess Yuki at her most vulnerable. Both Yoda and Gollum were small, pointy-eared, green creatures with an odd way of speaking. This evident in the case of Bobba Fett,whose green armour was actually inspired from the iconic green poncho worn by the protagonist of Dollars Triology,Man with no name. The opinions expressed are those of the writer.
It all the more true since early star wars script was considering two farmers: Luke and his sister. Personally, they are nothing alike, but they both loved heroic epics. Mifune as General Makabe is Obi-Wan and Tadokoro is his friend, Darth Vader. I would recommend Seven Samurai which I think also had profound influence on Lucas' development of the Jedi. Though black and white, the film is gorgeous to look at every moment. Limited by the special-effects technology of the 1970s, Lucas wrote Jhantor out of the script, but it reemerged in the prequels as. In the interests of full disclosure, some of the points made re: weakness of connections aren't originally mine - they are from an email forwarded by a friend a while back.
The new format would prove no different. Rebel pilots have to fly through a trench while evading enemy fire and drop a single special weapon at a precise distance from the target to destroy the entire base with a single explosion; if one run fails another run must be made by a different pilot. Similarly, the opening of A New Hope is a static shot of a planet with the Rebel and Imperial ships entering the frame in combat. The group is attacked by a tentacled monster and pursued by a resident army Orcs in Tolkien's novel, Stormtroopers in the film. Kurosawa would subsequently gain international fame with Rashomon, a breakthrough in nonlinear narrative and sumptuous visuals. The alludes to the events of , the , the , and the. Kurosawa never seemed to struggle with the technical aspects of filmmaking, and would later make a similarly effortless transition to color.
Continuing the use of Nazi inspiration for the Empire, , the director of , has said that the First Order, an Imperial offshoot which serves as the main antagonist of the , is also inspired by another aspect of the Nazi regime. Both are space operas replete with lasers, spaceships, and rebel protagonists fighting a tyrannical emperor. Apart from its influence on Lucas, the film was important for Kurosawa as well. According to Jeremy Bulloch, the man inside the Mandalorian armor, he based his entire portrayal of Fett on Clint Eastwood's The Man With No Name from T he Good, The Bad and the Ugly. The Sovereign knows this, and posts a reward for the capture of the princess. Remember the kind of goofy podrace from Phantom Menace? Just short of a true parallel Although The Hidden Fortress clearly inspired Star Wars, there are some missing elements. It's cheap and it's lazy and it pads the movie out to 90 minutes.
An important aspect of any film is its pacing. It's also just a truly awesome film. While Flash Gordon featured the prince and Flash disguised as enemy soldiers to enter the evil Emperor's fortress, Star Wars has Han and Luke dressed as Stormtroopers. You see it in the very first shot, as a tiny blockade runner whizzes overhead, followed by the vast wedge of a Star Destroyer that goes on… and on… and on. He also used other elements from the film, which can be found in the original Star Wars.