Remembering That Time Topher Grace Re-Edited ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy
Why Topher Grace edited three epic movies down to one two hour feature will warm your heart.
All around good guy closeted nerd editor Topher Grace has been making some news lately by, you know, just being that regular guy film fan we all aspire to.
After years ago editing all three Star Wars prequels into one 85-minute feature (which you can watch the trailer to here), Mr. Grace was back at it the other weekend compiling the entire 10 movie Star Wars saga into one 5-minute trailer titled Star Wars: Always with fellow fan-editor Jeff Yorkes when their wives were out of town.
However, if Star Wars isn’t your geekdom of choice, Grace also made news this summer when it was revealed in an interview with Indiewire that - while in support of his role as David Duke in Spike Lee’s Oscar-winning BlacKkKlansman - he re-edited Peter Jackson’s Hobbit film trilogy into one 2-hour feature as a way to help him cope with having to deal with portraying the famed white supremacist.
“I was so depressed. I was probably a terrible husband at the time. It was so disturbing to go home and turn on the news to see how his ideology was affecting us at the moment.” - Topher Grace
And while Grace hasn’t unveiled his Hobbit fan-cut online yet, those of us who actually enjoy the challenge of tackling a daunting video editing project over the weekend can take solace in a compadre in arms using one’s craft to actually relax, unwind and fan out. Just like he did with the aforementioned Star Wars: Always trailer below...