Star Wars minus Star Wars


Kyle Kallgren mixt Star Wars aus einer Myriarde Clips und Audioschnippseln, allesamt irgendwie verwandt, entweder als Inspiration oder als Ripoff/Homage/Satire/Whatever. So ein bisschen wie Michael Heilemanns StarWars-Archäologie als narrativer Remix und man könnte durchaus behaupten, JJ Abrams habe im neuen Film genau dasselbe getan, nur umgekehrt, was natürlich genau wie der alte Film eine Aussage über den modernen Blockbuster trifft. Aber dazu kommen wir noch. (via MeFi)

It’s impossible to overstate the impact of Star Wars. Its arrival in theaters on May 25th 1977 marked the end of one chapter in film history and the beginning of another. It’s a hinge on which film history swings. Upon its release, critic Pauline Kael derided the film as “an assemblage of spare parts—it has no emotional grip… an epic without a dream” Twenty years after its release critic Roger Ebert remarked that the film “colonized our imaginations, and it is hard to stand back and see it simply as a motion picture, because it has so completely become part of our memories.”

They’re both right. Star Wars succeeded because of its roots in film history and mythology, and its influence over generations of filmmakers can be felt in countless works that came after it. For better or worse, Star Wars engulfs the past and future of moviemaking. To prove that point, here’s Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope… told without using a single image or sound from Star Wars.