It doesn't take millions of dollars, groundbreaking special effects or the name George Lucas to make a "Star Wars" movie. As a new video from Vimeo's Eric Power proves, all an aspiring filmmaker needs to create some movie magic is a stack of construction paper, some serious skills with a pair of scissors and a nice assist from the Jeremy Messersmith song "Tatooine."
The resulting short film uses surprisingly sophisticated construction-paper animation to retell the entire original "Star Wars" trilogy, taking us from Princess Leia's imparting of a perilous mission to R2-D2 to the droids' arrival on the desert planet of Tatooine, through the blowing-up of the first Death Star, the revelatory light-saber battle in Cloud City and young Skywalker's bone-crunching battle with the Rancor, to the final showdown between Luke and Vader -- all in less than three minutes. There are no words in the clip other than the lyrics to Messersmith's haunting tune, which evokes chills of nostalgia for our childhood heretofore reserved only for John Williams' expertly crafted score. In other words, the Force is strong with this one.
Check out the "Star Wars" video below and let us know what you think of it in the comments!