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STAR WARS UNCUT: DIRECTOR'S CUT may be the strangest, most enchanting fan remake of that classic ever attempted

Press Play By Casey Pugh with a cast of hundreds | Press Play January 22, 2012 at 5:43AM

[EDITOR'S NOTE: In 2009, Casey Pugh asked thousands of internet users to remake Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope into a fan film, 15 seconds at a time. Contributors were allowed to recreate scenes from that film however they wanted. Within just a few months, Star Wars Uncut grew into a wild success. Press Play urges each and every one of you to take 10 minutes (the film is over 2 hours in length), click on this link and look upon this effort. Pick any scene you want. By now, this story is so widely known and understood in such minute detail that there is nothing left to interpret, nothing left add to the discussion and nothing left do but wait around until George Lucas decides to release another version of it into theaters, having ordered his team of talented artists to change it one . . . .more. . . .time. (3-D, anyone?) But, here is Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia's triumphant story presented once again — performed by an amateur cast of hundreds, stitched together with Bondo and dental floss, shot in environments real and animated, presented and reconceived with a low-tech, zero-budget aesthetic. And still the story survives. Take heart, Lucas-haters, if this mythic tale can survive this democratic effort, it can even survive its creator. It is quite possibly the sweetest, funniest tribute to the Star Wars fable ever mounted. Look upon it, you should.]
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[EDITOR'S NOTE: In 2009, Casey Pugh asked thousands of internet users to remake Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope into a fan film, 15 seconds at a time. Contributors were allowed to recreate scenes from that film however they wanted. Within just a few months, Star Wars Uncut grew into a wild success. Press Play urges each and every one of you to take 10 minutes (the film is over 2 hours in length), click on this link and look upon this effort. Pick any scene you want. By now, this story is so widely known and so completely understood in such minute detail that there is nothing left to interpret, nothing left add to a discussion about it and nothing left to do but wait around until George Lucas decides to release another version of it into theaters, having ordered his team of talented artists to change it one . . . .more. . . .time. (3-D, anyone?) But, here is Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia's triumphant story presented once again — performed by an amature cast of hundreds, stitched together with Bondo and dental floss, shot in environments real and animated, presented and reconceived with a low-tech, zero-budget aesthetic. And still the story survives. Take heart, Lucas-haters, if this mythic tale can survive this democratic treatment, it can even survive its creator. It is quite possibly the sweetest, funniest tribute to the Star Wars fable ever mounted. Look upon it, you should.]

This article is related to: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Casey Pugh


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