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In one of the many classic collaborations between director Akira Kurosawa and his leading man Toshirô Mifune, this 1958 film tells the story of a warrior and a princess trying against all odds to return to their homeland with their fortune. Along the way, they are simultaneously assisted and thwarted by two itinerant and not-too-bright farmers with their own designs on the treasure, giving the story a subtle comic bent. Acknowledged by George Lucas as the inspiration for Star Wars (note the similarities, especially the comic duo who are the models for R2D2 and C3PO), Hidden Fortress combines an epic tale of struggle and honour with modern comic sensibilities, creating a masterful addition to world cinema. --Robert Lane, Amazon.com
Originally posted by rapunzel222
reply to post by michaelhernsin
think about it, jedi or magicians/wizards in all movies and stories do the same thing - they move objects thru the air, they lift objects, they send out a wave of energy, they block waves of energy with their hands, they heal with energy etc. I think it sounds a lot like..CHINESE QI-GONG. where CHI energy is used to heal, and people can boil water/set fire to paper just with their own energy, and also can block/move other people. There is a thread on ats showing a qi gong master boiling water and setting fire to paper with his own energy, and healing ppl. they look like they're being electroshocked when he heals them.
I think CHI ENERGY is the FORCE. maybe like yin and yang, there is a positive and negative side of the force, and there are masters at using this force, like in starwars. maybe they even wear cloaks etc.
As for JEDI, in egypt there was the DJED pillar - maybe a type of energy pillar - and there were DJEDI. Interesting? Coincidence? Does george lucas know more than he's letting on?
COmpare the lady of elche with leia's hair.
Anakin, vs Anakim.
Look at williow with all the magic etc and elora danaan - the tribe of dan...
What did the DJEDI do ?