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March 10, 2012
Topher Grace edits the Star Wars prequels into an 85 minute film
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For those who don’t know, Topher Grace is a huge Star Wars fan. Recently he has been exploring the art of film editing but rather than cutting a short film, he decided to explore some familiar territory. The result was an 85 minute film that captured the plot of the entire Star Wars prequel trilogy. Grace also added in some elements that were not in the film using other Star Wars media sources. This includes a deleted scene of Anakin meeting Padme’s parents, music from The Clone Wars TV series, and even dialogue from an Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) audio book. Only a select few received invites to see the film, but the overall review of the film seemed to be very positive.
Source: Slash Film
The overall perception of the prequels has not been a positive one among the Star Wars fans and purists. From the review it sounds as though Grace has eliminated a lot of elements that fans were not pleased with and attempted to capture the focus of the story which is Anakin’s transformation into Darth Vader. From the synopsis over at Slash Film it sounds like most of the political story has been eliminated as well as the development of the clone troopers, the droid battle on Naboo, General Grievous, and Jar Jar Binks’ appearance was reduced to one line of dialogue.
Sadly this cut will most likely never see the light of day due to legal issues but feel free to take a look at the video blog below from Slash Film and Collider.
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First and foremost, Ryan Brown is a fan. He has been an avid fan of both the theater and cinema since an early age and his passion for both has been continually growing ever since. When dissecting a film, he focuses on all elements of film-making including some fan/cult factors. He believes that character development is the foundation of a good film and usually starts his analysis of a film from there moving forward. His writing style may be influenced by his background of narrative and argumentative studies in the subject, but he tends to enjoy a more conversational style to better interact with the readers, unlike some other pretentious and pompous writers.
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