May the Farce Be With You
Posted by Terry on November 5, 2011
With Halloween over, Christmas is right around the corner. For Star Wars fans, what could be better than the Blu-ray set Star Wars: The Complete Saga? Some changes have been made to the original movies which has infuriated die-hard fans, but the special features (deleted scenes, featurettes, spoofs and docs) have made it a huge seller.
The 1999 spoof George Lucas in Love, which we included in our 2008 festival, is hilarious. George Lucas himself sent a congratulatory letter to the filmmakers which they included as a hidden Easter egg on the DVD. It can be watched here.
Much more biting than a spoof is the entertaining and surprisingly educational critique (coarse language advisory) of Episode I – The Phantom Menace. There’s a wealth of screenwriting lessons to be found in these seven 10-minute video segments. It makes one wonder why George Lucas thought he could ignore them.