STAR WARS BEGINS
2 hours:38 minutes/Various/English / Feature Documentary/Fandom
Director: Jamie Benning
ABOUT THE FILM
Filmmaker Jamie Benning has finally finished his trilogy of documentary-commentaries. This final chapter concentrates on the first STAR WARS film. Like his two previous documentaries, BUILDING EMPIRE (2006) and RETURNING TO JEDI (2007), STAR WARS BEGINS is an unofficial look at the creation of the classic movie and features deleted scenes, alternate takes and different angles, bloopers, original on set audio recordings and a huge amount of commentary from the cast and crew, culled from every corner of the galaxy.
STAR WARS BEGINS follows the flow of the original movie itself with the deleted scenes added where they would have been, with interviews placed over the top of the action they are describing. The overall effect is much more engrossing than a DVD commentary track and the wealth of material contained makes it a great experience for casual to hardcore fan.
If you’ve never seen the deleted scenes of Jabba the Hutt or Biggs Darklighter on Tatooine, or heard David Prowse saying Vader’s dialogue, then you will get a real kick out of this. Many reviews and comments have centered on the fact that its like watching your favorite movie but from an entirely different perspective.
All of Jamie Benning’s STAR WARS “filmumentaries” are unofficial and completely non-profit exercises. Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Residing in London, England, Jamie Benning is a film studies graduate and freelance editor in the television industry. He has spent the last decade traveling the world covering sporting events including football (soccer), rugby, and motorsport, in particular the worldwide series Formula One.
A life long fan of STAR WARS, Benning took it upon himself of complete his own trilogy of STAR WARS documentaries for the fan community. They have received critical acclaim across the internet and in print. Source: filmmaker
TRAILER/Part 1: http://youtu.be/5iBJYWZkhTg