>>>> I don't see this. Lucas may have attempted to pattern a Kurosawa visual style, but aside from the wipes, I don't think he's succeeded. This is what I?m talking about. When you?re using long lenses and things are lined up along the camera?s line of sight, then the depth-of-field is increased. Hmmm, well, as I said, I don't see it. Doesn't mean GL didn't try to pattern Kurosawa, I just think that if he did, he didn't do a good job of it (not to bash Lucas, he did a great job with ANH).