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Old July 14 2013, 10:37 PM   #42
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Re: George Lucas: Star Wars stood on the shoulders of Star Trek

CorporalClegg wrote: View Post
They others' influence has primarily been artistic in nature. Artistic choices and changes never become ubiquitous (otherwise they wouldn't be artistic)
Of course they do, that's why we have a definite grammar of shot editing used in the vast majority of movies. The form of cinema was shaped by the men I mentioned, along with many notable others (Hitchcock included!).

That's like saying Barack Obama had the good fortune and luck (if you want to be redundant) of being elected the first black American president.

Belz wrote:
Star Wars is possibly the most influential movie ever made, so yeah, kinda.
I disagree. Certainly the most influential to big budget American blockbuster action/adventure cinema but cinema in general? Most movies don't even have the budget to allow for Star Wars influence.
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