New York–based filmmaker Kirby Ferguson’s video series “Everything Is a Remix” explores the extent to which all creations are just remixes of whatever came before. In past installments, Ferguson has explored the original Star Wars as a pastiche of older movies and ideas, and in his newest video, he takes on the notion that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a remix of the original Star Wars (with a few nods to the Expanded Universe and some of George Lucas’ favorite films). If they’re both remixes, in what ways are their methods of remixing different? And how well do they strike a balance between novelty and familiarity?
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