An interesting aspect of Star Wars is the Germanic background of many elements of the story and the film itself. George Lucas has assembled the Star Wars saga from various bits and pieces of Germanic and medieval myths, such as Parsifal. The names of some of the characters bear a certain German touch, too. Darth Vader, for example, is Luke's father -- guess what 'father' means in German? 'Vater'. It is generally acknowledged that Lucas has done that on purpose.

Less fortunate was Lucas' choice for the aesthetics of the 'great celebration' at the end of Episode 4 (i.e. the Star Wars film). It was clearly inspired by Leni Riefenstahl's monumental documentations on NSDAP festivals, probably most directly by 'Triumph des Willens' (Triumph of the Will). Those Nazi aesthetics, in turn, have been greatly inspired by Fritz Lang's ca. 1930 epic film 'Die Nibelungen'. Which is a film adaption of the Germanic myth. That should close the circle.

Factoid: In the French version of Star Wars, Luke and his Dad go by the name of Luc Skywalker and Dark Vador.