Star Wars Uncut
|Star Wars Uncut|
|Directed by||Casey Pugh|
|Produced by||Annelise Pruitt
Star Wars Uncut is a 2010 fan film remake of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. It is a shot-for-shot recreation of the 2004 "Special Edition" re-release of the film made from 473 fifteen-second segments created and submitted from a variety of participants. The full film was made available on the Internet in August 2010 and may be watched for free. The project was conceived by Casey Pugh, a Web developer who was 25 at the time of the release.
In July 2009, Pugh created a website where fans could sign up to recreate specific 15-second scenes from the Star Wars film. Multiple submissions were submitted for each scene, and votes were held to determine which ones would be added to the final film. Although the scenes reflect the dialogue and imagery of the original film, each scene is created in a separate distinct style, such as live-action, animation and stop-motion.
Many of the sequences are filmed in deliberately crude, low-budget or otherwise comical manners, and the actors do not always resemble the original cast. One scene is a stop-motion sequence using Lego Star Wars figurines. Another mimicks the animation style of the 1968 Beatles film Yellow Submarine. Others are parodies of specific pop culture sub-genres, such as anime cartoons and grindhouse films. Star Wars Pez candy dispensers are featured prominently in some scenes.
Star Wars Uncut won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Media on August 21, 2010. The producers were encouraged to submit it to the awards by Richard Cardran, a past Emmy winner and member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Pruitt, Wilkinson, Casey Pugh and Chad Pugh each received an Emmy award.
As of 2013, all scenes for the next film, The Empire Strikes Back have been submitted, and the "uncut" film based on the scenes is under production.
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