The Lost "Star Wars" Opening Scenes

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Okay, so I'm as big a Star Wars fan as the next guy, but this really threw me. This YouTube video shows a "lost" beginning to the original Star Wars movie, and it's terrible. Apparently these scenes were cut due to "time restrictions," and boy am I glad. This is one of the best examples I've seen of how editing makes a movie better. (Note: this apparently surfaced over a year ago, but the news has just reached headquarters, so to speak.)

Watch the opening scenes, if you dare...

(Via Kottke.org.)

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