In the decumentary "Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us" George Lucas states that one of his inspirations for C3PO is the Maschinenmensch from the 1927 film Metropolis.
Great thread, Paul, I was thinking of Metropolis too.
Maybe even more so with McQuarrie's original art -
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Subject: Re: OT - The Movies That Inspired George Lucas Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:41 pm
Paul I was thinking of that very pic from the movie and that pic of the concept art you posted. I ran out of time before i went to work earlier and had to post my entry withot reference pics. Thanks for posting.
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Subject: Re: OT - The Movies That Inspired George Lucas Sat May 24, 2014 7:22 am
Discussing the influence of Japanse movies like The Hidden Fortress (mentioned before!) and Seven Samurai on Star wars:
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Subject: Re: OT - The Movies That Inspired George Lucas Sat May 24, 2014 7:37 am
Interesting video Marco.
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Subject: Re: OT - The Movies That Inspired George Lucas Sat May 24, 2014 7:43 pm
So we ask basically saw Star Wars before it came out, just in pieces lol
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