Thursday, May 19, 2005

Star Wars = Dune + Flash Gordon + Hidden Fortress + LOTR + Ben-Hur ...

If you are like me and read a lot of books and watch a lot of movies you see a lot of stuff happening which gives you a feeling of deja-vu. Somtimes it is outright copying of stuff while othert imes it is an interpretation of older material. Granted that the line is thin but there is a lint. Wise men like Lucas accept this and readily point out their interpretations and sources, at least most of the times. Since I was thinking of the Star War movies again a lot of things in the movie seemed so much like other stuff that I had read. For example the parallelism between the LOTR set of books and Star Wars cannot be denied. For more such connections read this article.

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