A Star Wars fan video editing two important Obi-Wan Kenobi speeches together has been doing the rounds – and it’s no surprise! (Over 2 million YouTube views in less than a week).
The video takes the scenes from A New Hope in which Obi-Wan Kenobi discusses Luke Skywalker’s father, Anakin, with his new apprentice. Thanks to clever editing, using scenes from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, both films are more impactful, showing how Obi-Wan may have been remembering the climactic events of that film, 20 years before it was even made. It’s a truly excellent piece of editing.
This fan edit helps show the emotional impact of the prequel trilogy as the idea of Obi-Wan thinking about those events while telling Luke about his friend is really poignant.
It really looks like, somehow, Sir Alec Guinness knew what he was actually “remembering” while telling Luke half-truths. Great stuff.