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http://www.misshapenfeatures.com/starlords.php

<div class=“PostQuote”>Starlords juxtaposes similar pieces of familiar media structures.It experiments with sampling what is normally seen in entirety and in context (the films) and then linking them in time and space to a popular music track normally heard sampled, here played in its entirety. These cultural entities, two of the biggest juggernauts of global propaganda, share similar plots, soundtracks, characters, creatures and actors (Christopher Lee). They have large monetary and business interests as convoluted as the epic digital graphics engines, weaving fantasy worlds of white heroes from humble origins and dark lords with all-encompassing surveillance and power structures.

There were also personal reasons for this project. Our dreams and memories were shaped by both franchises. This is a way of actively engaging in those dreams.

This work is our expression of love for the heroic cycles that are Lord Of The Rings and Star Wars.</div>

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the rings films have very little to do with the works they are based on. These people should actually pick up a book and read it the dumbasses.

Yes lucas was a fan of the rings books before he made star wars, but any similar stuff is purely coincidental and not on purpose.

“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

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Sheesh what's with the venom? I don't think you actually watched the piece. Your comments are that off topic.
the rings films have very little to do with the works they are based on. These people should actually pick up a book and read it the dumbasses.
This is irrelevant to the work they produced. Star Lords is not about the book. It's about the qualities which ended up on film. How each director frames certain shots, how they capture movement and how these ways of directing influence other directors. If anything Peter Jackson learned some of his style of directing from George Lucas and this Star Lords production shows that. (the way the Walker and Oliphant fall, for instance) And maybe George got something back when making RotS. (Would Mustafar have looked the same if Mordor hadn't been portrayed on screen?)

Yes lucas was a fan of the rings books before he made star wars, but any similar stuff is purely coincidental and not on purpose.

Again, this is not about questioning any merit of saying that Lucas was influenced by Tolkens books. This piece is about comparing two (well actually three (OT, LotR, PT) trilogies, that are on film. And i don't know what angle your taking but the Ring movies are closer to the written book then many other book spawned movies.

But yes some of these similar moments between the trilogies could be construed as coincidental, but they do paint a good picture of how our culture reinforces itself, and how some creative people build upon other people's works.

These trilogies have many similar themes, and these folks put together one heck of a compilation reel. All wrapped up in what at first is appropriate for the film material, but then veers out into the other cultural detritus of the time, for many of this generation.... Disco. Come on your didn't laugh at the Han/Aragorn boogie down, you know that Han clip is one of pain and suffering but with some disco repeat editing, it's party time, that's good reuse.

I personally really dig the clips of everyone looking around frantically, just before the disco introduction. You got the sense that something was coming up but we're you expecting what you got?
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Heeheehee...
The file took a while to load, but I laughed a lot when I say it. I have to say that nobody can get down like Gandalf the Grey!