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How Many People Can You Fit In A Star Wars Remake?
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How Many People Can You Fit In A Star Wars Remake?
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ALISON STEWART, HOST:

This is the TED RADIO HOUR from NPR. I'm Alison Stewart.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC "STAR WARS MAIN THEME")

STEWART: On the show today, we're talking about the power of crowds.

You think you know this movie, but are you sure?

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM "STAR WARS UNCUT")

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Remember, the force will be with you, always.

STEWART: It won accolades, and captured the hearts of people across the world. But it's not "Star Wars." It's "Star Wars Uncut."

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

CASEY PUGH: My name's Casey Pugh, and I made a project called "Star Wars Uncut." I took the original "Star Wars: A New Hope" and split it into 15-second pieces, and I asked the Internet to re-create each scene however they wanted.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM "STAR WARS UNCUT")

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: Can you hear that?

PUGH: And I stitched it back together to re-create "Star Wars" made by the fans.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM "STAR WARS UNCUT")

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #3: The plans that you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

PUGH: There's 473 scenes total. I think they - literally - cover every type of film style: animation, stop motion, claymation.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM "STAR WARS UNCUT")

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #4: Darth Vader. Only you could be so bold.

PUGH: Backyard scenes...

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM "STAR WARS UNCUT")

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

PUGH: ...film noir...

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM "STAR WARS UNCUT")

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #5: The weapon of a Jedi Knight, an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

PUGH: Someone decided to make a scene as if Michael Bay had.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM "STAR WARS UNCUT")

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #6: There's a droid on the scanner, dead ahead.

PUGH: The list goes on. When you give something to the Internet, it's inherently going to become something completely different.

STEWART: Casey Pugh. He won an Emmy Award in 2010 for his crowd-sourced film, "Star Wars Uncut."

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC "STAR WARS MAIN THEME")

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