Watch: 'Star Wars: Licorice Pizza' Trailer Focuses on Anakin & Padme
by Alex Billington
February 1, 2022
"Are you an angel?" Check out this trailer remake for Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, put together by video editor Nelson Carvajal. This new version focuses on the relationship between Anakin & Padme, in comparison to the relationship between Alana & Gary in PTA's Licorice Pizza. "This age gap controversy had me thinking about a similar scenario," Nelson explains in his intro. "Anakin is very much a child and Padmé is an adult. No sexual line is ever crossed. Yet because it is a prequel and we know their eventual romantic fate, the age gap is very underlined. But does that make the movie immoral? I don't think so either." He's cleverly pushing back against the moral police from the film criticism world, who've been getting louder & louder the last few years. So why not add the Licorice Pizza trailer music with this footage?
Thanks to Twitter for the tip on this one. Brief intro from Vimeo: "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… there was also an age gap between Anakin and Padmé." This Star Wars: Licorice Pizza mashup video was created by video essayist / writer Nelson Carvajal of "Free Cinema Now" - visit his official site for more thoughts or follow Nelson on Twitter @nelsoncarvajal or check out his Vimeo to see more of his videos. He also made the Joker + The Master mashup a few years ago, plus the Apehood mashup. He explains why he made this mashup – to consider another cinema controversy: "If we were living in the the movie Minority Report, Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film Licorice Pizza would get arrested for 'Precrime.' At least in the court of (some) public opinion." For more info, read his post. To discover more shorts, click here. Thoughts?
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