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Thread to find/discuss the media projects made which focused on the people waiting in line to see one of the Star Wars movies. Expanded to now include any Fan Documentary on the Star Wars communities. and expanded again to add movies which have a Star Wars centric concept or theme.

: SE Lines :
Tatooine or Bust - Web

: TPM Lines :

A Galaxy Far, Far Away - DVD
Star Woids - DVD
NYLine.org - Web - New York
Millennium's End: The Fandom Menace -
The Phandom Menace - Documentary about the Australian fans in the run upto The Phantom Menace.
Star Wars or Bust - Web - Atom Films -
Waiting for Jar-Jar - Web - Atom Films

: AotC Lines :
Star Wait - DVD
NYLine.org - Web - New York
The Phantom Line - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4zWp37ZsyM - Seattle

Talking to People About Star Wars - http://orangecow.org/ffrevolution/ffvideo.shtml


: RotS Lines :
NYLine.org - Web - New York
Lining Up TV - DVD - Hollywood

Beginning of the End - http://www.erikdeutscher.com/BOTE.htm - Online - Hollywood
Jikes! - SW Interviews - Google Video - Newport
Jikes! - SW Premiere - Google Video - Newport
United States of Nooooooo!!! - Web - RedLetterMedia 2005

: Complete Trilogy / Aspects of Fandom :
Galaxy's End: Revenge of the Myth - Documentary made in the run-up to the release of Revenge of the Sith.
George and Me - Heavy handed documentary on the positive side of Star Wars fandumb.
The Force Among Us - Documentary which follows several fans and their different interests in Star Wars.
Heart of an Empire - Documentary on the 501st Star Wars Costuming Fan Group, primarily focusing on the conflicts the creator Albin Johnson went through, and how the fans supported him.
The People Vs. George Lucas - Forthcoming documentary utilizing submitted video, visit site for how you can help.
Thee Backslacpkping With Media - Documediamentary focusing on the media perceptions of Star Wars in the two months before to two months after the release of Revenge of the Sith.

http://www.jedijunkies.com/ - Star Wars has its hundreds of millions of "Star Wars Fans," but there's another kind of fan, one whose appreciation goes well beyond mere admiration for the films and becomes a part of their everyday life.

http://www.theaudiencestrikesback.com/ - Members of a Star Wars line are plucked out to discuss Star Wars.

: Other Movies which have a Star Wars centric theme :
die LUCAS die - Dark comedy/experimental film about a group of friends who plan to visit Skywalker Ranch.
A Great Disturbance - (mocku)Documentary about the 2005 Star Wars Celebration in Indianapolis.
Fanboys - Comedy about a group of friends who plan to visit Skywalker Ranch.
5-25-77 - Comedy about young filmmaker who gets blown away by the original release of Star Wars.

Thanks to the film makers, meedermow, sunday256, Mathiias.

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what about that documentary/film kurtz is making on the 77 release of star wars? i think 5/25/77

“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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I would classify http://www.5-25-77.com as a documentary. It attempts to recreate, with a new story, the fever around the original Star Wars release, but it doesn't do it in a factual nature.
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When the heck is 5-25-77 coming out?
Also, isn't there a Triumph the Insult Comic Dog DVD with the bit where he heckles people standing in line for AOTC?
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Where were you in '77?

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imdb says 2006 for 5-25-77.
Don't know about the Triumph Dog DVD, but a version of the AotC line meet and greet on one of the Babyhum releases is clear as day and longer then the other versions floating around.
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What on Earth is 5-22-77 about? It looks like it covers just about every single movie there ever was! LOL
MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
JediRandy: They're certainly beyond any repair you're capable of making.


MeBeJedi: You aren't one of us.
Go-Mer-Tonic: I can't say I find that very disappointing.


JediRandy: I won't suck as much as a fan edit.
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looks something like Free Enterprise, which is a friggin hilarious film.

“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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Triumph the insult comic dog is on BH006 "When Star Wars ruled the world", in superb quality. If you haven't seen it yet, click here to laugh your ass off.

EDIT: And click the top link at the right.

That's no moon. It's a LaserDisc.

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I have The Fandom Menace on VHS. We had Jeff as a guest at the convention that I helped organize back in 2001 and he left his tape there. LOL. Pretty good doc. I really like Starwoids and Star Wait is just hilarious for the antics of its participants.

GRIMLOCK RULES!!!

A long time ago in the faraway galaxy...

Star War: The Third Gathers
Backstroke Of The West

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That is a damned riot! I LOVE it!

Who the hell would act out the film on the sidewalk like that? Remarkable.
MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
JediRandy: They're certainly beyond any repair you're capable of making.


MeBeJedi: You aren't one of us.
Go-Mer-Tonic: I can't say I find that very disappointing.


JediRandy: I won't suck as much as a fan edit.
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5-25-77 is supposed to be based on the real life experiences of a young man who was so inspired by Star Wars, he sets off on a journey to meet the people that made it, and ends up at a certain converted warehouse in Van Nuys, California. It will be interesting to see what bits of Star Wars are glimpsed in the film. Since it's set in 1977, you can't simply throw the special edition in there.
originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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Far Away Discourse Production's "Galaxy's End: Revenge of the Myth" documentary will premiere at NY Comic Con on Feb. 25th, 9pm. GE:RofM is the follow up documentary to "Millennium's End: The Fandom Menace".
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Lest we forget "Star Wars or Bust" and "Tatooine or Bust" - Special Edition and Phantom Menace queue's respectively.

Superb pieces both !
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George & Me (The Story of Star Wars Fans)
A forthcoming documentary on fandom.
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Originally posted by: SilverWook
5-25-77 is supposed to be based on the real life experiences of a young man who was so inspired by Star Wars, he sets off on a journey to meet the people that made it, and ends up at a certain converted warehouse in Van Nuys, California. It will be interesting to see what bits of Star Wars are glimpsed in the film. Since it's set in 1977, you can't simply throw the special edition in there.


I hadn't heard of this movie till you guys started talking about it - sounds interesting. Good point about the scenes that will (or won't) show up.

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Super Mario Bros. - The Wicked Star Story
"Ah, the proverbial sad sack with a wasted wish."
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The Force Among Us after several recalled release dates, is finally shipping with free sand. The DVD contains interviews with many players in the Star Wars community.
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5-25-77 is not a documentary. It's one of those "based on a true story" type films. From another thread:

Originally posted by: Zion
They showed the entire movie at C4. It was the latest rough cut with unfinished special effects, but complete for the most part. I really enjoyed it.

Basically, the movie is about a high school kid from a small town in Illinois who gets the chance of a lifetime when he flies out to Hollywood to meet the special effects supervisor from the movie 2001. When he gets there, the guy isn't available but he ends up on the set of Close Encounters and gets to meet the then-unknown Steven Spielberg. (The actor playing the young Spielberg is such a great look-a-like btw.) He then gets to tour ILM and, as luck would have it, happens to be there to see a preview of an unfinished version of Star Wars (no soundtrack, no special effects). He goes back to school and tries to get all his friends to go see Star Wars on opening day.

Overall I thought the movie was very entertaining. It's not so much about Star Wars as it is about a young aspiring filmmaker whose perspective on life changed after seeing a weird sci-fi movie. The film is based on the true story of Patrick Read Johnson (writer/director) who saw the rough cut of Star Wars and ended up moving out to California and joining ILM as a model maker after he graduated high school.


The only real Star Wars stuff in the movie is the original teaser trailer (Pat and his friends see it in the theater before another movie), and a scene where Pat gets a quick tour of the ILM studio. It is of course a re-make of the studio, not old footage. But it is really cool to see this kid walking past tables full of X-Wing and Tie Fighter models. I can't remember if they showed any footage of the actual unfinished film that he gets to see, but I want to say yes.

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[Backstroke of the West DVD]
[ROTS Theatrical DVD]

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There is also Waiting for Jar Jar

http://www.atomfilms.com/film/waiting_jar_jar.jsp
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The Phandom Menace

http://www.amazon.com/The-Phandom-Menace/dp/B0000633RW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1199829494&sr=8-1

The Phandom Menace presents the definitive look at the most devoted fans on the planet. Follow the lives of Australia's most passionate Star Wars fans as the moment they've waited 16 years for is suddenly upon them. See the amazing costumes, trivia soaked brains, vast collections and unconditional dedication that make these fans a breed apart. Be stunned by the shockwaves that echo through the Star Wars fan community at the dawn of its new prequel era.
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Topic in the General SW thread: http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Fanboys-and-Star-Wait-fan-made-Star-Wars-movies/topic/10372/post/357430/#post357430
brought this topic back to mind.

Since it's sorta a dead thread, expanded the topic to include the recent rash of comedies which are about SW fans.

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The Phandom Menace - Documentary about the Australian fans in the run upto The Phantom Menace.
Thee Backslacpkping With Media - Documediamentary focusing on the media perceptions of Star Wars in the two months before to two months after the release of Revenge of the Sith.
die LUCAS die - Dark comedy/experimental film about a group of friends who plan to visit Skywalker Ranch.
Fanboys - Comedy about a group of friends who plan to visit Skywalker Ranch.
5-25-77 - Comedy about young filmmaker who gets blown away by the original release of Star Wars.

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Talking to People About Star Wars - http://orangecow.org/ffrevolution/ffvideo.shtml

Garrett Gilchrist (Deleted Magic) interviews his working co-horts in 2002 just before the AotC release.  Starring Rich Evans, Lisa Renley, Jesse Sorgatz, David Ashe, Mike Stoklasa, Jay Bauman, John Brugmann, Cori Haisler, Harry Pottash.

(yup that's a 2002 RedLetterMedia)