Star Wars Uncut

I've been following the Star Wars Uncut project for a while now, and they have released one of the scenes, titled "The Escape," in which Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, and the droids flee the Death Star after Obi Wan has his mortal coil shuffled courtesy of one Darth Vader.

Star Wars Uncut "The Escape" from Casey Pugh on Vimeo.

The scope of the project is the entire first film, in which aspiring filmmakers from around the world claimed 15 second pieces of scenes from the Uncut website and filmed them on their own. The end product will be 473 :15 clips. I was struggling with the proper way to structure that whole "473 15" bit and settled on the colon. FU I'm working over here.

To me, the greatest thing about this project is that George Lucas, the genius behind such amazing films as The Phantom Menace and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, will not be involved in any way. This leads to the possibility of some truly magical cinematic moments (if not wrought intentionally, at least occurring by accident), which is more than Lucas has managed in the last two decades.

Is it going to be great? Maybe. Will it be better than Clone Wars? Yes.

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