haha-it's funny, when I saw SW, I thought it was the greatest and it had such innovative things. well thanks to the internet, Lucas borrowed or stole the ideas for ep4-6. The scrolling words at the beginning of the movie ? he saw them in some cheesy film years earlier and loved the idea. the fight scenes with the tie fighters and x-wings were taken from WWII battles. He saw the footage of some battle and loved it and recreated it for the attack on the Death Star. Lucas basically used the premise of the 7 samurai for the plot to rescue a princess from the evil war lord. and he kept rewriting and rewriting it to death. I mean the original idea was for Luke to be called Luke Starkiller or something like that and for Han Solo to be a lizard. Director Brian DePalma thought it was going to be a disaster. So did many of Lucas' colleagues except Spielberg. The more I see about Lucas, the less genius I think he was. And of course, I watch the prequels and thought really less of him. The 1 thing I give him credit for is the THX sound he created that many movies use now and the usage of great special effects. Lucas was shrewd. He insisted he get a cut of the Kenner toys profits and they said no freaking way. He said he would take less of a directors cut if he had a cut of the toys. Wow.