Star Wars has a lot of influences, and George Lucas has never been shy about sharing that. Things like the works of Akira Kurosawa and old serials like Flash Gordon particularly helped shape one of the most popular film franchises of all time, but as did a million other smaller influences. Editor Michael Heilemann stepped in and decided to put together a mash-up video that truly illustrates what exactly is being homaged.

Star Wars: Kitbashed from Michael Heilemann on Vimeo.