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Star Wars vs French Comics

What Star Wars Owes to French Comics

This inventive video shows how the imagery from French comics of the 1960s and 1970s can be seen in the Star Wars films, particularly the original trilogy. Stills from French comics of the period show technologies, characters, and settings that will feel familiar to fans of Star Wars, and the video suggests that the producers of Star Wars were directly influenced by these comics.

Stills from the films are intercut with the comic frames so the viewer can make direct comparisons as well. For those wanting to know more, the video ends with the names and photographs of some well-known French comic artists as well as a list of comic books used in the video.

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