Two of my favorites Star Wars and Phantom of the Opera in one video! A Star Wars / Phantom of the Opera filk song video watch it above. This is a great and ambitious project. They did a great job adapting “Angel of Music”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, and “Beyond the Lake”.
The Star Wars Trilogy Video In 2 Minutes
This video retells The Star Wars Trilogy in 2 minutes using Legos and stop animation. The video is great fan fun. Watch the video above.
I love the scenes picked to highlight all of the events from the three movies. There are many ships, settings, characters, and events featured. One of my favorite is Yoda chilling in a recliner under an umbrella on Dagobah. In context it's hilarious.
The language used is very casual and without names which works since the voice narrating it is a child. This lends to the fun relaxed nature of the video. For instance the scene where Darth Vader reveals his identity to Luke is phrased as "That was when the Boy got very surprising news about his dad... Wud up son."
I want that Lego collection, Wow!
Early look at '77
'77 also know as 5-25-77 is an independent movie about the adventures of young Pat Johnson, a budding filmmaker fighting against the odds to spread the word of the original Star Wars film on its opening day - May 25th, 1977. Watch the video below.
I’m can’t wait to watch '77. From the trailer it looks like a coming of age tale for SF fans. I love the geeky references. For the record the Enterprise’s shields could not withstand a shot from the Deathstar but it could easily out dodge the shot.
When will '77 hit theaters?
There is no release date yet but Patrick Read Johnson gives us an idea of what to expect in an interview.
There won't be any release plan until we make our final domestic deal in November. I know it frustrates a lot of outside observers that we can't give them a hard release date, but the truth is, it's really a very freeing thing to be able to make your film, the way you really want it made, without having to live in fear of an impending date you absolutely have to hit. If we'd made this film through a studio and completed it in, you know 9 months or something... there are a number of wonderful things that might never have made it into the film. Though no one wants to see '77 in theaters more than me, my fellow filmmakers and I are also keenly aware that making a GOOD independent film as ambitious as our for as little money as we've had to spend almost always results in a long gestation process. And frankly, on a film this important to me, I'm really very lucky to have had the luxury of all this time.
For a lucky few '77 premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival where it received great reviews and received the Heineken Red Star Award but it does not have a national nor international release yet.
For more visit the official site
DIY Crafts: Hula Darth Vader
The ultimate crafting project for your car for Star Wars fans… a Darth Vader Hula Girl for your dash! Build your own and see Vader shaken’ his groove thing in your own car.
He gives step by step simple instructions and includes pictures with each step. The best part is the short video after the instructions showing Hula Vader in action with the driver playing the imperial march in the background… brilliant! Check out the instructions here. I’ve got to make one of these and then alternate it with my Buddy Christ and Homer Simpson.
(via Star Wars Crafts)
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Lucas Takes Clone Troopers To Convention
You got to love the irony of George Lucas showing up at a convention with a unit of clone troopers. His past love / hate relationship with conventions makes it easy to see him as an imperial governor with all of those clone troopers surrounding him, lol. That being said, I really wished I could have been there for ShowWest 2008. George Lucas spoke about the next generation of Star Wars Fans and answered some questions on the up and coming Clone Wars TV Series project.
He said that the majority of The Clone Wars would be rated at the "sort of high end of PG" with moments that would flip over into PG-13. This is relieving, I feel we really need media content to allow the public to address troops in a war time situation but so many of the other movie projects on this topic go for the R ratting and become so grotesque that they distract from really looking at the true issues.
The Clone Wars series is episodic but not so knit together that a viewer would get lost if they didn't watch from the beginning.
This is an old-fashioned episodic show. We looked at it on the big screen and it looked so beautiful and great that we said, "Gee, we can make a feature just like this." So we did and got all the people, got all the stuff and said, "Let's make a feature." So we did.