Hundreds of Fans Collectively Remade Star Wars; Now They Remake The Empire Strikes Back

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Star Wars Uncut: Director’s Cut from Casey Pugh on Vimeo.

Forget gravity. Forget even irony. The universe knows no greater force, as it were, than the collective enthusiasm of Star Wars fans. 35 years after the first of them came out, the films’ power to inspire remains unsettlingly immediate and widespread. Or at least that goes for the original trilogy of Star Wars movies, the first of which, A New Hope, underwent a popular fan-made remake in 2009. The result, Star Wars Uncut, didn’t come as the project of a single enterprising aficionado plopping himself into the George Lucas seat, but as a fully “crowd-sourced” motion picture assembled out of fifteen-second clips shot by contributors called to action by one Casey Pugh. The hypnotic result, whose final cut first screened earlier this year and which you can watch above, offers Star Wars as patchwork quilt, the construction of its squares ranging from deliberately lo-fi (not to mention non-deliberately lo-fi) to surprisingly credible.

Star Wars Uncut: The Empire Strikes Back Trailer from Star Wars Uncut on Vimeo.