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The archetypal plot was influenced by a varied anthology of sources and eclectic references:
  • legendary Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon comic-book heroes and films [Lucas had originally wanted to remake the 1930's Flash Gordon movie serials, but the rights to the comic book character were snapped up first by Dino Di Laurentiis]; the works of cartoonist Alex Raymond included Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim; Lucas cited the classic movie serial Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940) as the direct inspiration for his own space opera
  • previous science fiction films (such as Forbidden Planet (1956) and Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968))
  • the saloon setting of westerns (as a model for the inter-galactic watering hole)
  • the James Bond films
  • Joseph Campbell's book The Hero with a Thousand Faces
  • Carlos Castaneda's Tales of Power
  • medieval knights (King Arthur and Camelot) [Camelot's story also told of a young Prince, who with the help of a sorcerer/Merlin, a Sword and 'the Force' saves a Queen and defeats the Black Knight with the help of his Roundtable aides.]
  • sorcerers' tales and stories about magic (Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and Carlos Castaneda tales)
  • warrior legends, myths, fairy tales
  • Western good-guy vs. bad-guy stories
  • elements of other classic films or tales (The Wizard of Oz (1939), John Ford's The Searchers (1956s), TV's Star Trek, Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927, Germ.),Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will (1935, Germ.), and Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress (1958, Jp.) and Yojimbo (1961))
  • Errol Flynn swashbucklers
  • dogfight-filled WWII war films, such as 633 Squadron (1964)
  • similar to the Greek tradition of beginning an epic in the middle ("in medias res"), this film (the first in a trilogy) was the fourth film in the entire series

How was Star Wars made?

Star Wars was made with special fx to make the star wars movies come to life for example. Star Wars 3 revenge if the sith the battle between obi 1 and anikan battle in the musstofur system. Anikan lost and fell into the lava but he wasn't actually burnt

What made Star Wars such a popular hit?

This is a huge topic on which, in fact, whole books have been written. Four of the key factors that led to the popularity of Star Wars were these, however: * In 1977 when Star Wars came out, Hollywood movies had been in a financial and creative slump, and audiences were ready for something differ ( Full Answer )

Who made the Star Wars costumes?

All I know is that Trisha Biggar designed the costumes for the prequels, and a team of people cut and sew and apply patterns etc.

The order the Star Wars films were made in?

Episode IV a new hope. Episode V the Empire Strikes Back. Episode VI return of the Jedi. Episode I the Phantom Menace. Episode II Attack of the Clones. Episode III revenge of the Sith

Will the new Star Wars books be made into movies?

Unfortunatly, chances are slim of that ever happening. Sure, it would be great to have the Thrawn Trilogy(Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command by Timothy Zann) on DVD, but unless George Lucas has a sudden change of heart regarding the matter, no Star Wars books will be made in ( Full Answer )

How much money has the Star Wars franchise made?

According to other sites on the internet, the Star Wars franchise has earned about 4.3 billion dollars. Each site has explained that these totals only include film box office totals and don't represent merchandising sales (toys, T-shirts, costumes, games, collector items, etc.)

Which of the six Star Wars movies made the most money?

Technically, it was Revenge of the Sith. However, if inflation of the dollar is taken into account, then by far it is A New Hope. In fact, A New Hope would be second on the All Time list in Gross Domestic Profit.

When was Star wars 1 made?

It was first shown in cinemas on May 25, 1977, and production began approximately five years earlier, I believe.

Where was Star Wars made?

Star Wars was filmed in several different locations and studios. I few I know of are a historical castle in Italy used for the Naboo lake retreat and Spanish castle-like buildings for the Naboo city plaza

When were the Star Wars films made?

Episode 1 was released in 1999. Episode 2 was released in 2002. Episode 3 was released in 2005. Episode 4 was released in 1977. Episode 5 was released in 1980. Episode 6 was released in 1983

When was Star Wars episode 3 made?

Principal photography took place from June 30 to September 17, 2003. The film was released in theaters on May 19, 2005

How made Star Wars?

Do you mean how was Star Wars Made? Star Wars was made many different ways. Star Wars, the original trilogy, used Stop Motion Animation techniques to create certain scenes, during battles and scenes in space. But nowadays, almost every movie uses Special Effects, as does the prequel trilogy.

Who made all the star war movies?

George Lucas wrote, produced, and directed (he only directed 1, 2, 3, 4) and Steven Spielberg (his friend) was a consultant and assistant director on episode 3.

What year was star wars 6 made?

If you mean the movie known as Episode 6, that is Return of the Jedi and it was released in 1983

Was Star Wars made in the sahar dezert?

If you meant to ask if the Tatooine scenes were filmed in the Sahara Desert, then NO! The real-world locations for Tatooine are in Tunisia and Yuma Desert in Arizona.

Who was the person who made Star Wars?

George Lucas created the Star Wars universe (that whole Lucas productions, that's him). After that, a whole lot of other authors kept the series running (like Timothy Zahn did most continuations but there were other authors like Kathy Tyers, Kevin J. Anderson, and technically Vonda N. McIntyre (but ( Full Answer )

When was Star Wars books made?

Star Wars was never based on books. John Williems made the movies and that is that. There IS books based on the movies though, each in the same year it was made.

Who made Star Wars the revenge of the Sith?

If you mean director-wise, the answer is George Lucas. The only films that George Lucas did not direct, but still was a part of, were The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi .

Why is Star Wars 4 is the first Star Wars movie made not Star Wars 1?

Because at the very beginning, George Lucas didn't expect Star Wars to be a huge hit and since it was, he then decided to expand the storyline. But since "Episode 1: The Phantom Menace" shows how Anakin Skywalker came to the Jedi Order, it's like the very beginning. So that's why.

Which made more Star Wars movies or Star Wars toys?

I read a long time ago that when George Lucas submitted the idea for Star Wars to Fox, they were not interested in the rights to the merchandise so gave them to Lucas (hence any Star Wars stuff is always branded Lucas Arts or some such). Film merchandise was not really a big thing in the 70s so it w ( Full Answer )

Where in England is Star Wars made?

After a nearly disastrous desert shoot, the production of Star Wars (later entitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) was moved to Elstree Studios, in the Hertfordshire area, which is near London.

How many original star wars figures made?

depends on what you want to count as a figure... carded 96 (although 1 was not available in the USA) blue Snagletooth from sears cantina set, 97 include Max Rebo Band, 100 include R2-D2 with the 3rd lego from the droid factory play set, 101 droids and ewok cartoon figures, 17 more (1 not aviala ( Full Answer )

Why was Star Wars made in the order it was?

When the first film was made, George Lucas had no idea that it was going to be a big hit, so he expanded the storyline. But 16 years after " Return of the Jedi " was released, George Lucas decided to expand the storyline even more and it still hasn't stopped expanding

How may Star Wars movies were made?

I think you mean many. Only six were made but people have been thinking on and off about making the other three books into movies books 7,8,9.

Who made Star Wars and Star Trek movies?

Star wars 4, 5, and 6 were directed by George Lucas. All the star wars films were written and screen played by him also. Star Trek was made by J.J Abrams.

What made the sound effect for chewbacca's voice in Star Wars?

Chewbacca's voice was created by the original films' sound designer, Ben Burtt, from a mix of recordings of walruses, lions, camels, bears, rabbits, tigers and badgers in Burtt's personal library. The individual recordings were mixed at different ratios for Chewbacca's different utterances. One of t ( Full Answer )

How was the first Star Wars made?

Star Wars: A New Hope was the first one made. Lucas continued with The Empire Strikes Back, and then Return of the Jedi. In 1999, he created a prequel saga, which would go before his original saga. This consists of (In order), The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith.

Who is the idiot who made Star Wars?

First of all, the person who made Star Wars is NOT an idiot. The person who made Star Wars is Gorge Lucas. There are also many others who made the graphics on the movies and TV show, planned the saga and TV episodes and voice acted the characters.

What year was Star Wars 5 made?

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back started production in late 1977 or early 1978 and was released in 1980.

Why were Star Wars action figures made?

There are several main reasons for this. #1. The public wanted it becouse other action figuress where made for other movies and ect.#2 and most notable the starwars franchise wanted to make an extra buck

Was Star Wars made before thor?

Well, before the movie, yes. But Thor is a god from Norse mythology that has been around since the Roman Empire from 27 BC to 1453 AD

Why were Star Wars made backwords?

George Lucas didn't expect the film to be a big hit. But when it did, he decided to make more. But when he was out of film ideas, he decided to expand the Star Wars timeline