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Star Wars, As Recreated by My Little Pony

(Video Link) As we already know, Star Wars is heavily derivative of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (or the reverse, I forget which). Animator Jacob Kitts brings us the original trilogy as it was meant to be. Best of all, he presents the correct Han/Greedo shooting order. -via io9

The Lord of the Rings Pin-Up Style Tattoo

I’ve only read through Fellowship and Two Towers, so I assume that this scene takes place later in the trilogy. But then why wasn’t it featured in the movies? Link -via Fashionably Geek

George Lucas Makes More Changes To The Star Wars Films

Fans are excited that the complete Star Wars saga is coming out on Blu-ray. However there are some concerns as Lucas has indicated he will include “surprises.” Some of these may be technical upgrades of audio and visual elements, but some will be disappointed that the original theatrical versions will not be included as well. The [...]

Around the World in a Minute

(vimeo link) This video is named Move. It’s part of a trilogy of videos from director Rick Mereki, director/producer Tim White, and actor Andrew Lees. They traveled 38,000 miles to 11 countries in 44 days and produced three videos. The others in the trilogy are Eat and Learn. Click “more” to see them. Eat (vimeo link) Learn (vimeo link) Music composed [...]

Star Wars According To Someone Who Hasn’t Seen It

Everyone has that iconic movie that they have never seen. For example I have never seen the film Titanic, but know enough about it. Amanda Boone has never seen the Star Wars trilogy so her filmmaker friend decided to animate her narration of the classic space opera. Filmmaker Joe Nicolosi’s friend Amanda Boone has not [...]

All Chewie, All the Time

Want to see every Chewbacca appearance in the original Star Wars trilogy? Of course you do; you’ve got nothing better to do today. Chewie only gets thirteen minutes of screen time in A New Hope and just over nine in Jedi — but he looms much larger in our minds. Enjoy, my sweet nerds: Warning: the [...]

Star Wars Trilogy Paper Animation

This Thursday not nerdy enough for you? Sounds like you need to watch a version of Star Wars done in paper cut-outs, animated via stop-motion, set to the song “Tatooine” by Jeremy Messersmith. Yes, really. It’s only a few minutes (the entire trilogy in under three minutes!), why not give it a shot? It’s kinda [...]

Movie Stunts Done Without Stunt Doubles

Although we are used to professional fakery, not all movie stunts are done with computers, green screen, or even stuntmen. Here are thirteen movie stars, past and present, and the stories of the dangerous stunts they’ve done themselves. In his breakthrough role as Aragorn in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, Viggo Mortensen performed all of [...]

xkcd Movie Graphs

Randall Munroe of xkcd has posted intricate movie graphs that help explain the sequence of characters for those who have trouble figuring out what went on over a long narrative. The most helpful is the largest graph, which deals with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Grouping of lines shows which characters are together over [...]