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Star Wars Uncut
Director(s)

Casey Pugh

Producer(s)

Annelise Pruitt
Casey Pugh
Chad Pugh
Jamie Wilkinson

Released

August 2010

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 original 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 26 at the time of the release.[1]

In 2009, Pugh created a website where fans could signs 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.[1][2] 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.[2]

Many of the sequences are filmed in deliberately crude, low-budget or otherwise comical manners, and the size, age, sex and nationality of the actors do not necessarily mirror those of the original cast.[2] One scene is a stop-motion sequence using Lego Star Wars figurines.[1] Another mimics the animation style of the 1968 Beatles film Yellow Submarine.[1] Others are parodies of specific pop culture sub-genres, such as anime cartoons and grindhouse films.[2] Annelise Pruitt was the designer of the Star Wars Uncut website. Jamie Wilkinson worked as developer and Chad Pugh as designer.[1]

Star Wars Uncut won an Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Media on August 21, 2010. The filmmakers 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.[1] Pruitt, Wilkinson, Casey Pugh and Chad Pugh each received an Emmy award.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Stelter, Brian (August 27, 2010). "Fans' 'Star Wars Uncut' Wins an Emmy". The New York Times. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Lloyd, Robert (August 26, 2010). "'Star Wars Uncut': The world remakes a classic". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 28, 2010.

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