Last week a CineFix Video provided a little film history to show how Star Wars got its creative start in Japan in 1910.
Now, this video from Michael Heilemann, an interface director at Squarespace, goes above and beyond, mashing up scenes from Star Wars with the films that inspired them. According to FirstShowing, Heilman is currently working on an e-book called Kitbashed which will explore the origins of Star Wars in depth.
Hopefully the eBook will also deal with the relationship between Star Wars and the theories of Joseph Campbell. It is not a 'film history' influence, but Campbell had a profound influence on Lucas and subsequently on how successful films are written and evaluated.
Heilmann's Vimeo page also has the annotated Star Wars broken down into individual scenes.
Star Wars: Kitbashed from Michael Heilemann on Vimeo.
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