Last night I thought it might be fun to put on Flash Gordon and watch it with Frankie (my son to the members) and have some laughs at the overall cheesy nature of the movie. So we threw it on and I was a little taken back with a few things. I saw at least three things that you could argue were the inspiration for stuff in ROTJ. Now I'm getting all fanboy here, just pointing them out. I have to wonder if George saw this movie (it came out in 1980) and maybe some of it crept into his noggin. After googling for images I also read up that Lucas wanted to make Flash Gordon in 1977 but someone already got dibs on it , so he made.................................wait for it..............STAR WARS!!
1. The rank and file guards are pretty similar to the ERGs
2. Arboria (the forest kingdom) Is basically setup like the Ewok village. Big tress and the sidewalks around them. I know you could saw it's a generic way to build a walkway around a tree, but if you see it, it's oddly familiar
3. Flash falls into a swamp and almost gets eaten by a creature laying there, who is just a big mouth and tentacles. Hmmmm................
I have no ability to screen capture but if someone wants to gussy this up, be my guest.
I just noticed all this, am I late to the party? Is this like public knowledge that's been discussed??
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