After that, Grace hopes that other actors, editors and filmmakers will run with the ball, produce and showcase remixed films on a annual basis within this private community. Five months ago, YouTuber Andrew Kwan released his own version of the prequel trilogy, which clocks in at two hours in length. Review by Grauser — June 20, 2010 11:05 am In early 2001, one film projected the burgeoning scene of Fan Editing into the spotlight. This is it, the one that started it all. Whats better is that the character motivations are even more clear and identifiable, a real character arc not bogged down by podraces, galactic senates, Jar Jar Binks, politics or most of the needless parts of the Star Wars prequels.
The best place would be at Star Wars Celebration, or even Comic-Con in San Diego, but we're pretty sure that is never going to happen. Alas, the movie does not completely eliminate Jar Jar Binks, as it includes his brief moments in Attack of the Clones. However, the first time Grace chose to re-edit a well-known piece of sci-fi pop culture, our own Alex Billington was in attendance. Those forced fans to address the major narrative problems and visual effects tinkering that Lucas kept inflicting on movies everyone had already. The audio starts to crossfade and Jar Jar trails off mid-sentence as the wipe comes up. A must-see for all fans of fanediting. Here is the soundtrack playlist: Disclaimer: We do not have rights to the Star Wars films or the music used.
But while fan trailers are commonplace, trying to edit three movies into one eight-five minute film is not. As the movie begins, we get an establishing shot of a planet and then the city, and almost immediately we are watching Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon fight Darth Maul at the very end of Episode 1. West also removes all references to , andchanges the vaguely racist Neimoidian and Gungan voices into alien languages with subtitles. The Phantom Editor's work reveals the power of editing and is a clinic on structure and pacing. Watching the commentary was an experience unto itself, and I am now even more than ever enamored with the idea of the fan edit itself.
Obi-Wan informs Padmé that Anakin has joined the dark side. In the fan edit, it's Luke Skywalker himself, , who appears on Crait to confront the First Order towards the end. Anakin returns to Tatooine and finds his mother tortured to death by the Tusken Raiders, but gone is the laughable aftermath. In turn, Finn never tries to escape the Raddus to find Rey and the entire Canto Bight adventure is dropped altogether. He even created a new opening text crawl to set up his version of the story. Much like Topher Grace or Team Negative One, Star Wars fan Petr Harmáček a.
Originally, Attack of the Clones was 142 minutes, and Revenge of the Sith was 140 minutes, but considering the treatment given to The Phantom Menace, they should consider themselves lucky. Episode I In The Phantom Menace, Lucas accomplished what many thought impossible: making the most fascinating galaxy ever depicted on film into something boring. Fans have constantly tried to the Star Wars saga ever since its original mastermind, George Lucas, embarked on the Special Editions of the original trilogy in 1997. Then remake the prequels, make The Force Unleashed, make an Old Republic film based on Darth Malgus like the game trailers, and possibly one around Revan and Malak? Anakin is frustrated with the Jedi and gets closer to Palpatine. Need clarification on the rules or help from a moderator? He loves the Star Wars films, the Back to the Future movies and all the same signature titles of any film geek who grew up in the 1980s.
Please share, like, and subscribe! Rumor attributed The Phantom Edit to Kevin Smith, probably because he edits his own films and his films frequently refer to the Star Wars mythos. Real wars are mired in politics, and while I, personally, loved the depiction of Palpatine's rise to power in the Galactic Senate, political intrigue doesn't appeal to a wide audience. Sidious issues Order 66 across the galaxy, and almost all the Jedi are killed. They also just announced ways other fans can take it upon themselves to clean up their original version of The Empire Strikes Back as well. No more takedowns of fanedit links unless they directly violate Reddit's rules. Everybody has their own nitpicks about certain things being cut or not being cut in prequel edits.
Kenobi and Skywalker are assigned to protect Amidala from additional assassination attempts. It would be cool if Disney would allow Grace to do some kind of tour with this cut of the film, just to show their respect for fans having fun with their property. I can almost feel the cathartic release of the editor as he cut away all of those things from his version of the Star Wars saga. And that is it for The Phantom Menace. The Phantom editor cut nearly 20 minutes of film, and I will touch upon those that stuck with me most. Smith admitted to having seen the re-edit but denied that he was the editor.
Scenes were also cleverly trimmed to get to the point and remove the fluff. The big changes: droids are removed because it doesn't make a ton of sense for them to be there and Padme xxxxx I'll leave this blank. Discuss alterations and revisions to non-Star Wars material, too. Perhaps the worst change is done to a totally unexpected character. What this means is a lot of footage ended up on the editing room floor, and a lot of creative choices were made in the editing process.