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

by Casey Pugh with a cast of hundreds
January 22, 2012 5:43 AM
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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.]

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  • Carol M. Kimball | January 30, 2012 8:42 AMReply

    Hope to get your permission PLEASE(?) to re-post on my art website FOR ART SAKE because of so many art images - WONDERFUL! AND we would like to do a little background on how this got MADE! FANTASTIC!

  • wandile mdaki | January 30, 2012 8:02 AMReply


  • Anonymous | January 27, 2012 12:13 AMReply

    I didnt know that R2-D2 ran windows XP.

  • Josh Ozersky | January 26, 2012 6:20 PMReply

    This is so beautiful. The movie is so tawdry and the love and creativity that it brought forth are so noble.

  • Matt Zoller Seitz | January 24, 2012 2:21 AMReply

    The last ten minutes are fucking brilliant.

  • Jason Bellamy | January 22, 2012 10:11 AMReply

    I'm sure there are great segments throughout, but anyone looking for a some diverse and hilarious stuff should try a 5-minute span starting around the 30-minute mark (when Luke and Obi-Wan meet and discuss his father) and around the 1:41ish mark, when Luke and Han talk and Luke prepares to take on the Death Star, which includes a priceless flashback sequence.

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