|Topher Grace, who was the Star Wars obsessed Eric Forman on TV’s That 70′s Show, held an exclusive private screening Tuesday night of the prequel trilogy. Well, the 85 minutes that survived his re-cut that is. Grace has apparently given his spin on the work of George Lucas, leaving over 4 and half hours on the cutting room floor. Collider‘s Steve Weintraub was one of only 50 to see it, and according to Grace no one will ever get the chance again.|
Source: Topher and Star Wars
|Since the VCR first entered people’s homes, many consumers have tried to edit Hollywood films. As the technology got more advanced and computer software became more powerful, fan edits have become commonplace with “fan trailers” popping up on YouTube every day. In fact, every week I get at least a dozen emails asking me to watch a fan-trailer. But while fan trailers are commonplace, trying to edit three movies into one eight-five minute film is not. But that’s what Topher Grace did with the Star Wars prequels, and shockingly it really worked!|
Let me back up a second.
Last night, Topher Grace invited about 50 people to a one-time showing of his version of the prequels. While you may think there is no way to make the three films work as one coherent movie, Grace accomplished it with only a few minor flaws. His combined prequel trilogy moves quickly and omits huge chucks of story in favor of action and streamlining the narrative events of the prequels. Gone are the politics, General Grievous, Jar Jar Binks (except for one shot), the clone army, and about 99% of the first movie. More after the jump.
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This could make Topher Grace f*cking awesome. The first linked article has a bigger Vimeo video player but both are interesting reads.
I tried to post the video, but we don't have Vimeo tags.