How Star Wars was saved in the edit

A video essay exploring how Star Wars’ editors recut and rearranged Star Wars: A New Hope to create the cinematic classic it became.

This RocketJump video essay has been doing the rounds, but it’s well worth watching if you haven’t seen it. It is full of examples that demonstrate the power of editing and includes some quality Star Wars trivia and fascinating deleted scene footage.

Luke Skywalker deleted scene


Housekeeping note

Anyone checking on this blog would have noticed that in the last three months there has only been one post. I was struck by the technological tragedy of my iMac’s graphics card dying and I’ve been without a good computer since. A few days ago I finally acquired a nice refurbished Mac Mini and a new monitor and… ahh. It feels nice to be back.

I should get back to posting fairly regularly now, and I have a few links tucked away from the missing months to share too.

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