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Flash Exhibits in Library Special Collections

The UCLA Library Special Collections Flash Exhibit Program features in-house exhibits that are typically on display for less than two weeks.

The Kurosawan Influence Behind Star Wars : On exhibit May 15-20, 2017

Flash exhibit by Jeannie Ma, LSC Public Services Graduating Senior 2017

image of flash exhibit case showing Star Wars and Kurosawa projects

When filmmaker George Lucas created Star Wars, he was inspired by many visual storytellers, including Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. This exhibit gathers materials in Library Special Collections which illustrate some thematic and aesthetic influences on Star Wars. Scenes from Kurosawa's projects are shown next to imagery from Star Wars to reveal obvious parallels.

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