Lucas searched for motivation in this period epic by Akira Kurosawa, which braces the entire plot. It relates the narrative of a general and a princess behind enemy lines in Japan, who battle their way to safety with the assistance of two blundering peasants. These two served the basis for C-3PO and R2-D2 as a light-hearted element. There’s an abhorrent general, Hyoe Tadokoro, with proto-Darth facial scars. In addition to this, the fight in the Cantina is taken directly from Yojimbo (1961). The stowing away under-the-floor trap is lifted from its spin-off, Sanjuro (1962). Striking measures of plot and symbolism in The Empire Strikes Back originate from DerzuUzala (1975).
4. The Searchers (1956)
The mission to discover Debbie Edwards, kidnapped as a kid by Comanches, fixates her uncle Ethan (John Wayne) so much that his ethical compass turns off. John Ford’s unbelievable western was a noteworthy motivation for pretty much the entire brattish era, particularly Paul Schrader, in his screenplays for The Yakuza (1974), Taxi Driver (1976) and Hardcore (1979). We also had John Milius (1975’s The Wind and the Lion). Star Wars had a lot taken from this; the homestead in the desert which is burnt down, the gullible ranch kid who turns into a hero; and the strict father figure who turns into a huge avenger namely, Anakin.