TIL in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), when first Darth Vader force chokes the imperial officer, he interrupts him saying the words “hidden fortress”. This is a nod to The Hidden Fortress (1958), an Akira Kurosawa film set in Feudal Japan which Star Wars is based on. (timestamped link in comments)

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