The Biggest Hollywood Films Originated from China

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    The highest grossing Hollywood films ever made in the history of cinema came from ideas that originated in China. For example:



    1. STAR WARS Episodes I-VI is actually the Western adaptation of Legend & Return of the Condor Heroes (1959/1961). Where is the proof? If we substitute "Condor Heroes" for "Jedi Heroes", we get STAR WARS Ep I-VI. The original two-part story spans a total of 100 on-screen hours. To adapt it into about 12 hours of STAR WARS many things had to be cut and reshuffled. But the original ideas are there in Condor Heroes, all of it!



    2. STAR WARS Episodes VII-IX is/will be the Western adaptation of Heaven Sword & Dragon Saber (1961). This is actually the sequel to Legend/Return of the Condor Heroes, and Disney is just continuing LucasArts' tradition of adapting the Condor Trilogy.



    3. Avatar. Just simply look at the things James Cameron cooked up:



    i. A Chinese dragon is shown on the Avatar main Flying Dragon Attack Ship:

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    ii. The natives on Pandora sport a long pony tail that is reminiscient of a hairstyle that was once popular in China:

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    iii. Parts of Pandora were actually digitally altered scenes from Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhangjiajie_National_Forest_Park

    In the film, Avatar:
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    Avatar Hallelujah Mountain in China:
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    Personally, I am excited for the Avatar sequels? You betcha! The say that China has an underwater "Great Wall" guarding its coasts [against submarines and such]. It's possible James Cameron will be exploring this idea in Avatar 2...
     
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    China's most advanced stealth fighter, the Chengdu J-20:

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    Various prototypes during its in-house development and testing:
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    Now this big bad bird, isn't even an airplane:

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    But a carrier-killer hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV):

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    Of which China has had many successful tests (while the American HGV program to date has met with many failures)...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WU-14



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    Very interesting stuff, this is how China is doing avionics testing on the Chengdu J-20 mentioned above. By converting a Russian Tu-204C, fitting it with the same nose cone, an extra pair of wings above the cockpit, and a bulge to the side of the main door that contains an array sensor:

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    Coming soon to Avatar 2, oceanic adventures:

    http://nationalinterest.org/feature/chinas-undersea-great-wall-16222

    (Btw, take the article with a grain of salt. It's presented from the Western perspective that tends to belittle China, which means the big picture is incomplete...)
     
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    Just a quick recap, this is where STAR WARS Episodes I-VI came from:


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    (Pictures below came from various adaptations, not necessarily from the one shown above).



    Yang Guo / Xiao Long Nu:

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    Anakin / Padme:

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    Western monk / Eastern monk:

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    Emperor Palpatine / Jinlun Guoshi (aka The Golden Wheel Monk, he is a Mongolian "general", their strongest fighter):

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    Count Dooku / Jinlun's 1st student (he exists in the story, but his whereabouts unknown after training with Jinlun):

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    Darth Maul / Da'erba (Jinlun's 2nd student, he is a Mongolian priest):

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    The Viceroy / Prince Huodu (Jinlun's 3rd student, he rules over Mongolia):

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    Gungan leader / Quanzhen Sect leader:

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    Giant Condor / Millennium Falcon:

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    Giant Condor / Chewbacca (Giant Condor's personification):

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    Quanzhen Sect charging / Gungans preparing for battle:

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    Mongolian army / Trade Federation droids:

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    Guo Jing / QiGon Jinn (they even used the same sounding word):

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    Han Solo (Han is actually a reference to the Han Chinese ppl):

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    Iron Clown (this char actually appeared in Demi Gods & Semi Devils by the same author) / Boba Fett:

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    Iron Clown (or Boba Fett) mourns over loss of guardian exactly the same way as depicted in the Prequel Trilogy:

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    And, this is where THE FORCE AWAKENS comes from (story 1st published in 1963):

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    Kylo Ren's fire-breathing "Dragon Saber":

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    Heaven Sword & Dragon Saber:

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    Sword that fell from Heaven still attached to Luke Skywalker's hand:

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    Finn wielding "Heaven Sword":

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    Or in droid form (b/c in Heaven Sword (Yin) & Dragon Saber (Yang), each blade contains half of a secret map hidden within the hollow inside of its main blade):


    Heavenly Droid (BB8/Yin):

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    Dragon Droid (R2D2/Yang):

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    Zhou Zhiruo = Kylo Ren (Disney switched their gender):

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