"The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." We learnt this quote from the Book of Ecclesiastes back in high school when we were studying William Shakespeare and his influences. The idea is that everything is adapted and inspired by something else.
I stumbled upon this review of the six Star Wars movies earlier today and liked it very much. Fellow fans of these films, especially the original trilogy I worshipped throughout the 80s, will enjoy this 10-minute tour of the many Star Wars influences that inspired George Lucas.