After 8 years, my upload is finally staying up (with audio) in Youtube.
A full feature length Star Wars parody film. I promise you the most hardcore debate ensemble meltdown of all time! Foreign policy was still the 'Big
Story' in those days, and Ron Paul slays the Neocon's.
It starts of joke like satire, but after about 10 minutes the Neocon's arrive on the Deathstar, followed by Ron Paul (via the
"Ron Paul Blimp", and then its dead serious hardcore
It's a fun story for me. I had just taken 2 "lightning strikes" in my apartment in a mere 3 weeks, each devastating my computer (and backup
computer). I was on a most subpar PC hardware spec, yet was so lucky to even have that. So the 'big' film projects I had already been on had been
working at had been disrupted, and their development became futile.
Meanwhile Ron Paul's campaign had come out of nowhere and was tearing snip up.
I had this early little 'tiny' joke of an idea to mock Dubya in his "you're either with us or the terrorists" quote vs. the "you're either with
me or you're my enemy" "Sith" quote, and a couple other small bits, in the purpose of a little Ron Paul parody piece.
But as usual, I got 'carried away', the parody (opening) piece enriched, and then I got the idea to footage the way into the "GOP Imperial Debate"
all happening on the Deathstar, and an entire film was born. I did it all in a mere few months. Majority of the development was done on said subpar
PC. I actually managed to adapt my 'on my feet' job to being able to play (again and again) the potential materials used in its assembly, despite
much of the end run being while I was working 14-18 hours work days for 5 straight weeks without a day off. The video sources that'd make the
cut I'd play them on repeat in the shop; when I'd get home in my couple hours a night I'd have it all hardwired in my brain and would tear through
the clips like automated rapid fire. This also included the Star Wars Sage soundtrack.
I managed to get it done before the Florida Primary. Barely. It was made FOR the primary's.
The project turned total flop after Google (my nemesis) owned Youtube zapped it down quick like. SO it had no hope of ever going viral.
Years later I put it up in archive.org, but was totally marginalized there, while I didn't have time to try to revive it for the 2012 election.
Now in 2016 I give you NEOCON WARS (2008). It's still relevant as we've seen Trump encounter these same forces, the politicians most of which have
endorsed 'Neocon' Hillary Clinton, as well the MSM has been his biggest opposition (like with Ron Paul).
I've made many 'films'. Many have been hits. This is my finest film, especially given is rushed under the gun upbringing. Yet it was my biggest
flop. I promise you this piece is worth it. I'm confident in this. So confident that I dare you to play it out (no matter your political leaning, and
tell me it sucks. Even better, tell me a more important single film (for its time). I want to see it!
You should watch it before commenting. I'm an hour in and so far Ron Paul has been the voice of stability and rationality, like he was back then.
So far so good. I'm glad the Star Wars scenes dropped off in place of various news and debate footage. A nice trip down memory lane and a few I hadn't
seen the first time. I like the music playing behind all the talking, that worked well.
All done. So, yeah, like I said earlier, good work with the music. The actual Star Wars scenes were a little forced at the beginning but worked later,
especially at the end. The terrorist ewoks actually made me think for a minute but that's mostly because I've been looking at Star Wars a lot
differently lately. Like how Chewy is a weapon smuggler, I never really thought about it until recently.
The repetition of terrorists towards the beginning was probably fresh when you made it but these days we're all familiar with the spiel. Still, tons
of good news bytes all over the place. By the end it was impossible not to see the current events mimicking that election cycle. The same play by play
in so many ways.
Overall, totally not a waste of the end of my night. Terrorist ewoks, great stuff there.
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