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It's All a Lot of Simple Tricks and Nonsense

By Seth Freilich | Trailers | October 7, 2009 |

By Seth Freilich | Trailers | October 7, 2009 |

It’s amazing that, thirty-two years removed from the release of Star Wars, the film still has such a stranglehold on a geektastic portion of our society. Not that I’m throwing stones — this very evening, I’ll be hitting up a local theater to see Star Wars: In Concert, and I’m pretty fucking stoked about it, frankly. But going to see a full symphony orchestra playing awesome music with an amazing screen behind them is one thing. Recreating the entire film in 15 second clips is a whole other thing.

But that’s just what Star Wars: Uncut is all about. These folks have split Star Wars: A New Hope up into over a thousand bite-size 15 second chunks, and are allowing anyone to recreate the scenes however they see fit. Once all the scenes have been finished (at the time of this writing, 829 have been claimed, another 292 have been finished, and the final 189 remain up for grabs), the proprietors of the site will splice them all together and make the full Frankenstein remake available for our viewing.

They recently released a trailer for the project and while some of the clips are as terrible as you might expect, a few look a bit clever. And truth be told, I suspect that I’ll totally be killing two hours of my life at some point to watch the finished project.

Seth is a Senior Editor and sometime critic. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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