Quentin Tarantino’s Star Wars

An animated mash-up of Star Wars and the films of director Quentin Tarantino. Inspired by scenes and dialogue from Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown, Evan Mather re-enacted his favorite film using scanned backdrops, digitized sound clips and the action figures from his childhood. Part-experiment and part-homage, this animated short was shot with Adobe Premiere running on a Power Macintosh computer.

Created in early-1998, Quentin Tarantino’s Star Wars is a landmark short in webfilm history – one of the first films created solely for free digital distribution via the Internet. Upon its release, the short was celebrated by Star Wars fans, and acknowledged in a variety of publications, including Esquire UK, Newsweek and Entertainment Weekly. American media scholar Henry Jenkins contextualizes the film within the pop culture landscape in his essay “Quentin Tarantino’s Star Wars?” available in his 2006 book Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide.

All the fun of the classic space opera, with the hip pop culture-speak and violence of Tarantino. All played out on the web with Star Wars action figures … a mini-masterpiece.

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1 Comment
  1. I remember watching this 15 years ago when you had your “Star Wars Cinema” site on JediNET. Still makes me laugh to this day.

    Had to find this to share with others for May 4th 🙂

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