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It’s no secret that the Star Wars series is one of the most influential movie franchises of all time. With the upcoming ‘The Force Awakens‘ finally arriving later this year, Shutterstock and Pop Chart Lab are visually revisiting the series’ influence on film and television visually via an awesome infographic.
The connections are everywhere. Some of the interesting insights from the chart:
- Cementing the the oh-so-common cinematic trilogy seen in series like ‘Indiana Jones,’ ‘The Matrix’ and ‘The Dark Knight.’
- Popularizing an ‘imperfect’ vision of the future, such as in ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Wall-E’ and ‘The Fifth Element.’
- The ‘Sci-Fi’ Cowboy’ represented by Han Solo is replicated in Kara Thrace from Battlestar Galactica and Peter Quill (AKA Star-Lord) from Guardians of the Galaxy
There are several more, including character trips like ‘the humanoid robot with a distinctive personality as well as technical achievements that are now commonplace. You can read more about the infographic and download the full version on Shutterstock’s Blog.
➤ Infographic: The Influence of Star Wars on Film and TV [Shutterstock Blog]
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