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Tatooine or Bust 1997

 

As soon as I realized Star Wars fans would camp out for the re-release of a movie they had seen countless times before, I sold off my childhood toys to send camera crews to movie theaters around the country.

 

Covered on tv and in print (NBC, CBS Marketwatch, Arte TV, BBC, FilmThreat, Wired, and Newsweek); screened at Lucasfilm; written about in books; and, to this day, still shown at colleges and art museums.

 

Acquired by British television, who then asked for a Phantom Menace follow-up:  Star Wars or Bust .

read more: Wired 1999 > >

Star Wars or Bust 1999

 

Commissioned by UK’s Channel 4 as the Episode I follow-up to 1997’s  Tatooine or Bust .

 

1999. A new generation of fans organized lines lasting an entire month to be the first to see a new trilogy of Star Wars films, so our camera crews returned to New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. We spent time with them. We were accepted into their cuture and allowed to approach them. We asked what they might do if Episode I happened to... you know, suck.

 

For a while, one of the most viewed live action films on the entire Internet. But that was in 2001.

read more: The Walker Art Center 2001 > >