It’s not difficult to understand that the Star Wars films are at their core homages to the history of cinema and folklore. The original films unapologetically took direct cues from existing material.
The standalone Star Wars stories are no different referencing other films as pointed out by Rogue One‘s director Gareth Edwards as he has stated plenty of films inspired aspects of his movie.
Edwards revealed ten films that influenced Rogue One as collected with quotes from the filmmaker by our friends over at ThePlaylist. They included titles such as Apocalypse Now, Zero Dark Thirty, Blade Runner, Alien, Saving Private Ryan, Baraka, The Thin Red Line, Army of Shadows, The Battle of Algiers, The Hidden Fortress, and Black Hawk Down.
We figured we should comprise our own list of movies we’d hope to see become an inspiration for the screenwriters and eventual director of the Boba Fett standalone story. As it seems many fans need convincing that a Fett movie is a Star Wars story worth telling.
Here is our list of fifteen films that we would hope to see influence it.
Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo (1961)
Sanjuro Kuwabatake is a samurai without a master, a ronin, drifting without any specific destination. He arrives in a small village, dominated by two Lords: Seibei, who produces silk, and Ushitora, who produces sake. Both of them explore gambling and uses fugitive gangster for the protection of their business. They are constantly fighting against each other. Sanjuro offers his service of bodyguard for both of them and waits for the best offer.
Sergio Leone’s Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)
The sprawling railways are reaching the far-west, and somewhere along its way, in a small border town, the paths of four characters are going to cross and clash: a young woman looking for a fresh start, an outlaw on the run for a crime he (this time) didn’t commit, a ruthless killer on the payroll of a railroad tycoon, and a mysterious man with no name who plays a couple of sad chords on a harmonica and a few cadences on his revolver.
John Carpenter’s Escape From New York (1981)
In the future, crime is out of control and New York City is a maximum security prison. Grabbing a bargaining chip right out of the air, convicts bring down the President’s plane in bad old Gotham. Gruff Snake Plissken, a one-eyed lone warrior new to prison life, is coerced into bringing the President, and his cargo, out of this land of undesirables.
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