Yoinked from wikipedia, The Los Angeles Times, and the film's official web page ...
"Star Wars Uncut is a 2010 fan film remake of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. It is a shot-for-shot recreation of the original film made from 473 fifteen-second segments and re-created, reenacted, reanimated and re-contextualized piece by piece by fans from around the world. The full film was made available on the Internet in August 2010 and may be watched for free.
Star Wars Uncut has been featured in documentaries, news features and conferences around the world for its unique appeal. It also won a 2010 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media - Fiction.
It is, foremost, hilarious and strange, a stunt and a hoot, a crazy idea — crazy good idea! — that actually got done. But in the way it engages mass and individual enthusiasms and kaleidoscopically refracts the source material, focusing so many different points of view back on the same, well-known object, it is also exhilarating, beautiful and, intentionally or not, a sort of work of art.
Appropriately, the characters are played by persons whose size, age, sex or nationality do not necessarily mirror those of the original cast. But there are also roles for store-bought action figures and paper-bag puppets, for items of food and household appliances, for dogs and for cats. It has been shot in bedrooms, backyards, offices and automobiles, animated with pen and with mouse, in ink and in clay. Some of it is rough and naive; some of it expert and allusive; there are parodies of anime, of “Yellow Submarine,” of 1970s grindhouse flicks. But it’s that very range of styles and of capabilities that makes it so unpredictably brilliant.
The magic of this is that it’s a reminder that “Star Wars” itself comes out of a different, pre-digital-everything time, that it was made with models and sets, hand-painted mattes and old-school optical printers, back when ILM was just a warehouse in the Valley filled with crazy kids paid to build stuff and blow it up."
Steve's Snacks Of The Week:
Crackers And Peanut Butter
Roasted Garlic Rye Chips
AND NOW Steve Galindo and this blog are pleased to bring you today's Church-less Movie Of The Week absolutely FREE!
But a few rules first. There's absolutely no talking in Steve's Theater-talkers will be roughly fisted. No cell phones or African-American berries in the theater. And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).
Enjoy the show y'all!