Kubrick's long shadow looms large over especially the opening of Lucas's space epic.

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey was a tremendous influence on Lucas, both for the style and tone of THX 1138 as well as for Star Wars, where it provided ideas for shots, but also the impetus to create realistic looking, kitbashed models.


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