Posts Tagged ‘seven samurai’



StarWars.com Weekly Roundup: June 28, 2013

StarWars.com Team | June 28, 2013

Wondering what’s been happening at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed this week!

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The Cinema Behind Star Wars: Seven Samurai

Bryan Young | June 24, 2013

We’ve talked in the past the influence of Akira Kurosawa’s films on Star Wars, but I think the one that’s had the most consistent influence has been Seven Samurai. Seven Samurai, released in 1954, tells the story of a group of peasant rice farmers terrorized by bandits. When the bandits come too early in the season, they inform the impoverished farmers of their plans to return soon to loot their food. Instead of yielding, as they had every time in the past, they decide to hire samurai to protect them and find a misfit band of masterless samurai to defend them.

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