LITTLE SITH SUNSHINE
(by Ryan Nelson)
LITTLE SITH SUNSHINE
Attention New Yorkers: The Film Society of Lincoln Center has introduced the addition of a Summer Midnight Movies series to their weekly programming. We’re proud to announce that Star Wars Uncut will be kicking off the beginning of this series at midnight of June 1st. We could not be more excited!
It’s hard to believe Star Wars Uncut will be lined up next to the great classics: David Lynch’s LOST HIGHWAY, Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, Sam Raimi’s THE EVIL DEAD and EVIL DEAD II, Ralph Bakshi’s FRITZ THE CAT and many more.
Huge thanks to Ted Hope and Gavin Smith for making this event possible. Thanks to Malcolm Sutherland for illustrating the official movie poster. Thanks to Aaron Valdez for remastering Star Wars Uncut for the big screen (it’s now widescreen!). And of course, thanks to the Uncut team, Star Wars fans and all the passionate and talented Uncut contributors.
Put on your favorite Star Wars costume (trashcan R2-D2 anyone?) and grab some popcorn - it’s gonna be a blast!
This might be your only chance to check out the fascinating and award-winning STAR WARS UNCUT in theaters!
I made some changes to this picture of George Lucas using advanced CG techniques. This is now my preferred picture of George Lucas and is much closer to how I always intended for him to look, so please delete all older versions.
These are the films that were featured at least three times on the curated #film tag on Tumblr over the last 30 days, in order of descending number of mentions.
- 19 Mentions - Star Wars (the original trilogy)
- 15 Mentions - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
- 10 Mentions - Drive
- 9 Mentions - The Lord of the Rings trilogy
- 8 Mentions - Inception, Pulp Fiction, The Avengers
- 7 Mentions - The Amazing Spider-Man
- 6 Mentions - Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Forrest Gump, Jurassic Park, Reservoir Dogs, Se7en, The Phantom Menace, The Dark Knight
- 5 Mentions - 500 Days of Summer, Ghostbusters, Inglourious Basterds, Prometheus, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Dark Knight Rises
- 4 Mentions - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fight Club, Harry Potter franchise, Lost in Translation, The Muppets, Pierrot le Fou, The Artist, The Big Lebowski, The Hobbit, The Social Network
- 3 Mentions - American Psycho, Back to the Future, Batman Returns, Beetlejuice, Evil Dead, Gremlins, Groundhog Day, Hunger Games, Robocop, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Shame, Taxi Driver, Wall-E
These are the ten directors whose films were featured the most on the curated #film tag page over the last 30 days, in descending order.
- David Fincher
- George Lucas (sort of, since he didn’t direct all three Star Wars films)
- Christopher Nolan
- Quentin Tarantino
- Peter Jackson
- Marc Webb
- Steven Spielberg
- Nicolas Winding Refn
- Robert Zemeckis
- Tim Burton
This post was prompted by me thinking to myself “Why is there another god-damn Dragon Tattoo picture on the tumblr film page?”
For the curious among you, from my count there were 286 different films featured on the #film tag page in the last 30 days.
In 2010 two friends of mine, Casey Pugh and Jamie Wilkinson, won a Primetime Emmy. They were the first totally independent web-only production to win a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media - Fiction.
They had created Star Wars Uncut.
Star Wars Uncut is a distributed collaborative project. The original Star Wars film was cut into 15 second clips, and those 15 second clips were then re-imagined by assorted creative people on the internet. The results are fascinating, and definitely worth checking out.
And now you can watch the full Director’s Cut of Star Wars Uncut.
[Edit: I have embedded the Vimeo video above, but you can also watch Star Wars Uncut on YouTube.]
I don’t normally link to random celebrity pictures on the internet. I tend to be befuddled by the fascination with the private lives of celebrities. However, I found this wonderful blog posting called Rare Photos of Famous People which includes some astonishing celebrity photographs I have never seen before. I’ve included some of the highlights in this post, but it’s really worth browsing through to see more.