Force Material Episode LXVII: The Mandalorian With No Name

Force Material Episode LXVII: The Mandalorian With No Name

This week, we explore how Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo and Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars could influence The Mandalorian!

Leo Tolstoy once said there are really only two plots — "a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town".

Most of the Star Wars stories we've seen have been variations on the "man goes on a journey" story, but in The Mandalorian, it looks like a stranger is coming to town.

Pedro Pascal, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have said that the work of Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone is set to have a major influence on The Mandalorian.

This week, we're looking back at two of their most iconic films — Kurosawa's Yojimbo and Leone's A Fistful of Dollars — to discuss their relationship to each other; how they've influenced Star Wars; and how they might influence The Mandalorian.

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Force Material Episode LXVII: Is Star Wars Better Off Without George Lucas?

Force Material Episode LXVII: Is Star Wars Better Off Without George Lucas?