May. 06, 2002 - 8:47 pm

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*more star wars info

well it all ties in nicely. i'm a huge Milla Jovovich fan. so i've been of course watching her current projects she's working on. one of the films that she's starring in later this year is titled No Good Deed (2002). this movie is based on a short story by the famed Dashiell Hammett called "The House in Turk Street". i haven't had a chance to read it yet, but i'll post a review soon since it's film related. also starring in the film will be Samuel L. Jackson.

so like i said in a previous entry, one of the film references in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones (2002) will be to the Italian film Django (1966). the Star Wars character Jango Fett was previously thought to be a reference to the hero (possibly only in name). further research into this bit of trivia has yielded interesting results. apparently a spinoff film was made a couple of years later by director Leon Klimowsky entitled Django: The Bounty Hunter (1968). since i haven't been able to get my hands on a copy of the film itself, this at least solidifies my belief that the characters had at least some similarities. Jango Fett of Episode II is also a very dangerous and extreme individualist bounty hunter.

but anyway, how does it all tie together you may ask. well the original film Django was a remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic film Yojimbo (1961). most of Kurosawa's film work was greatly influenced by John Ford and the American western cinema in general. in this particular instance, his film's story was actually based on a novel about a detective who comes to a small city and sets two sides of a gang war against one another until both are almost completely wiped out. this novel was entitled Red Harvest. it was written by none other than Dashiell Hammett.

so both films have Samuel L. Jackson and were at some point along the line influenced by the work of Dashiell Hammett. i thought it was a cool find.