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The Hidden Fortress

by

Roger Davidson

The film that George Lucas claimed inspired Star Wars, this epic from Akira Kurosawa deals with a young princess (Miko Uehara) and her faithful general (AK favorite Toshiro Mifune), as they make a dangerous journey back home. Joining them on their adventure are two bumbling thieves (the obvious inspirations for R2-D2 and C-3PO), who are attempting to make off with a share of some gold Uehara and Mifune are bringing with them.

A combination of Kurosawa's splendid action epics and Buster Keaton slapstick comedy, I can understand the influence this had on the Star Wars saga. My favorite scene is in a prison camp, where the prisoners rise up and overthrow their captors, giving the two stumbling thieves a chance to escape. This is right up there with The Seven Samurai and Ran.

My Rating = Four Stars


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