Star Wars Uncut carved Star Wars: Episode 4
From 2009, the creators of Star Wars Uncut carved Star Wars: Episode 4 – A New Hope 473 fragments in 15 seconds and invited fans to the refilming in the style of their choice. In August 2010, all sequences were shot, but it was not until January 18, 2012 a fitting end to end, with a duration of 123 minutes, appeared on YouTube and Vimeo. As can be read on the BBC website, this project demonstrates « the power of the web to get people involved in a collective work. »
If the approach of Casey Pugh, the creator of Star Wars Uncut, is to be welcomed, as is the end result? To get to the bottom, we watched two hours of Star Wars Uncut: Director’s Cut.
The assembly struck first by its fluidity. Despite the variety of formats (animation, live action, pixel art, a tribute to silent or LEGO figures), fidelity to the narrative of George Lucas has a solid consistency, supported by original music by John Williams. Past the web of the early jokes (the famous A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away is typed on Twitter before the false comments of Internet users do not follow the introductory text), the Star Wars Uncut: Director’s Cut effortlessly recreates the pleasure of the mythological tale, if we disregard the few inevitable errors of taste.
The multiplicity of ideas, voices and faces also gives the impression of attending the last cry of love Star Wars community. The hero of the saga may well change appearance during the same sequence, which nicely illustrates the taste of incessant communication between fans.
In this ode to the transformation and transmission, we see also reveals the Woody from Toy Story, Indiana Jones or Homer Simpson. References to Kill Bill and the Seventh Seal are also present, as are references to films that cited their own Star Wars (Dodgeball and imposing Princess Leia). A true fantasy film suede, Star Wars Uncut: Director’s Cut is the triumph of the overlay film and the exchange between imaginary.
Here is the assembly of 123 minutes, stone final Star Wars Uncut: