#025 - Star Wars Film School - Akira Kurosawa
We're going back to school, again! This time, we are discussing the influence of legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa on George Lucas and the Star Wars films. First, for the uninitiated, we discuss the director himself. Then, his influence on a generation of directors, including the Maker himself. Lastly, we dive right into the source material talking about where we see the influence of Kurosawa on the original and prequel trilogies, as well as both of the animated series. It's talk for the Star Wars fan and the student of film on this week's episode!