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Star Wars Saturday: ‘The Empire Strikes Back Uncut’

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Imagine Star Wars remade by 480 DIY filmmakers, each taking 15 seconds each. We got that a few years back with Star Wars Uncut.yoda_uncut_still

Now the second installment has been completed, and The Empire Strikes Back Uncut is a charming, post-modern blast.  This fan-built shot-by-shot remake is officially sanctioned by Lucasfilm, now Disney, so there’s some use of soundtrack and movie dialogue, but m69500_54_news_hub_62792_588x448any of the clips are wholly original picture and sound. There are animations of every type mixed with live action done at various levels of of costume and sincerity. There are clips that are pure parody, and even more sincere ones often have easter eggs. The constantly shifting tone and style makes the film fascinating to watch. The quick switch-up keeps me glued. One clip is wonky? Don’t worry, the next will be different.

As a fan, I loved seeing amateur actors absolutely NAIL the pacing, intonation, and gestures of the original actors. It illustrates their love and care for these characters. These are my people.

And if you’d like to catch up with the original Star Wars Uncut

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Author: Erin Perry

I'm a high school English teacher specializing in AP Literature and Film Analysis. I'm interested in most things geeky, including superheroes, vampires, zombies, teen culture, postmodern philosophy, pop culture analysis, and combinations of the aforementioned. Follow me on Twitter @eriuperry.

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