There’s a long-standing theory that all fictional stories are based on just seven different plot types. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that some films often feel eerily reminiscent of another, or bear a striking resemblance to a classic book, but sometimes those similarities add up to something a bit more blatant. - 10 Amazing Avatar Facts - 22 Disney Mind-Blowing In-Jokes - Movie Stars With A Dark Past Homage or rip off? We’ll let you decide. A Bug’s Life Inspired by: Seven Samurai Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Seven Samurai’ most famously inspired classic Western ‘The Magnificent Seven’ although the feted Japanese director wasn’t a fan of the remake starring Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen, calling it “a disappointment”.
The origins of ‘Star Wars’ and its sequels ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’ are well documented, but there are some amazing facts that only truly devoted Jedis know. - How Much Did The Star Wars Cast Get Paid? The Oscars favour drama over sci-fi – it always has, and it likely always will do – so it’s surprising to learn that the first ‘Star Wars’ film was actually nominated for 10 Oscars at the 1978 awards including one for Best Picture.