In 2005, “Star Wars” megafan Garrett Gilchrist sat down and laboriously compiled a 2-hour-long “Star Wars” tribute — using no footage from the films. Instead, he used a hodgepodge of material released by LucasFilm over the years including deleted and unfinished scenes, making-of footage, and interviews. The result is a well-planned documentary-style feature that probably includes dialogue and images you’ve never seen before.
Though the most recent tweaks to the film were made in 2009, the creator recently posted “Star Wars: Deleted Magic” Parts 1 and 2 on Vimeo, so it is now readily available for streaming.
In Gilchrist’s words, “‘Deleted Magic’ is a feature-length documentary about the deleted scenes of the Star Wars trilogy, and about how the movies we know and love were made and edited together. It is taken from information, sources and home videos officially released by Lucasfilm. This project is not an official Lucasfilm project — it is an unofficial, not-for-profit research project, done in the spirit of fun by a Star Wars fan to be both informative and entertaining.”