Mansfield Fox

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Fan-tom Menace

What's most astonishing about this video (ht: Goldberg, natch) - beyond the fact that it's f'ing cool - is just how quickly George Lucas, et al., have obsoleted themselves. "Star Wars" is less than 30 years old, and the "Phantom Menace" less than 10, and we're already in a place where a teenager using just his home computer can create a lightsaber duel with just as much pop as anything in either of them. Are we on the verge of a radically decentralized era of movie-making?

UPDATE: In retrospect, this post should have been titled "The Fandom Menace". *Sigh*. Blog in haste, repent at leisure.