Saturday, May 22, 2010

1950s Empire Strikes Back

This month marks the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest sci-fi movies (and sequels) of all time: The Empire Strikes Back. has this awesome vid posted that answers the question, What Would The Empire Strikes Back Look Like If It Were Done In The 1950s?

I don't know how many movies they had to sift through to assemble all these clips, but they look like a lot of fun on their own (and certainly more fun than the Prequel Trilogy).

Now I've got a hankering to watch some old Flash Gordon serials, which, as all you Star Wars fans know, were a huge inspiration on the SW Saga. Perhaps that's what today's filmmakers need to do, go BACK to the roots of classic sci-fi for inspiration instead of just looking to video games. It worked pretty well for George Lucas.

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