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CHRONOTRIP Review by Eric Campos
By Lou Tambone
Published: July 25, 2002
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It's all very interesting. No... really... it is. But at the very beginning of this film, you can’t help but giggle as you watch the featured physicists and philosophers talk themselves in circles about what exactly time is. It’s funny cuz it's not the type of stuff you normally sit around discussing... at least I hope it isn't. Read More...

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Millennium's End: The Fandom Menace Review by Smilin' Jack Ruby
By Lou Tambone
Published: February 26, 2001
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Wow, talk about a movie that takes you back a couple of years.
Jeff Cioletti's documentary about the fan anticipation leading up to the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a picture that will only get more fun to watch as the years go by. Do you remember all the hype leading up to the real of Phantom Menace? Read More...

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Independent Film Review: Millennium's End: The Fandom Menace
By Jeff Cioletti
Published: November 11, 2000
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Rarely does a movie come along that has such a fan base as the Star Wars franchise does. Other than Star Trek, which has a unique collection of followers (or trekies, or trekers, or whatever they like to be called this month), there is no other movie phenomenon that has such a passionate group of followers than George Lucas' fantasy masterpiece. It is, on this following, that Jeff Cioletti bases his documentary, Millennium's End: The Fandom Menace. Read More...

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Filmthreat Interview with Jeff Cioletti
By Jeff Cioletti
Published: October 4, 2000
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Jeff Cioletti’s film “Millennium's End: The Fandom Menace” is by far the best documentary about Star Wars fandom I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen them all. This film presents a balanced view of fans showing them as real people who have lives and a passion for Star Wars. (Other docs I’ve seen show fans as objects of ridicule, or as lemmings following the teachings of Master Lucas.) Jeff channeled his own obsession for Star Wars into an ambitious documentary that spans two years in the lives of fans from the debut of the Star Wars Special Editions in 1997 to the frenzy surrounding the premiere of Episode I in 1999. The result is an amazing 96-minute doc shot with a camcorder and edited on an iMac. This $9,000 film captures not only the events of those two long years, but the passion for Star Wars that binds fans together.
Jeff is currently self-distributing his movie, selling copies on video through his web site and showing it at cons all over the country. So, what does this Star Wars fan have to say about fandom? Read More...

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Fade In - The Fandom Menace
By Jeff Cioletti
Published: June 20, 2000
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Millenium's End: The Fandom Menace is a 96-minute documentary shot, produced and edited by a guy in New Jersey with a camcorder and an iMac. Welcome to desktop feature filmmaking. Jeff Cioletti was just another Star Wars fan in 1997, obsessed over the release of the first new Star Wars film in 16 years. In his quest for information about the film, he pored over fan sites, the official starwars.com site and attended as many Star Wars conventions as he could. Read More...

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'Star Wars' fans line up to go back to the future
By Jeff Cioletti
Published: April 25, 1999
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Christina Romo won't mind spending part of next month in line, waiting for her ticket to "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace." She has already waited most of her life. "I was 9 when I saw 'Star Wars' in a theater," said Romo, 31, of North Bergen. "I begged my older brother to take me to see it. The scene where Darth Vader walks in, I was hyperventilating. I was so afraid, I had to go out into the lobby. I've been hooked ever since." Read More...

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May The Force Be With Him
By Jeff Cioletti
Published: February 14, 1999
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Everyone's Heard of Trekkers, but what are 'Star Wars' fans called? Just ask Jeff Cioletti of North Brunswick, who is making a documentary about fans obsessed with the science fiction series. By Ivor Hanson - Correspondent Though first-time filmmaker Jeff Cioletti regards seeing the first "Star Wars" movie as a seminal event in his life he was 5 years old at the time and readily admits that the movie dominated his childhood, he doesn't consider himself obsessed by the film. Read More...

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'CD-ROM Offers Star Wars Magic'
By Jeff Cioletti
Published: February 11, 1999
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A new LucasArts CD-ROM gives Star Wars fans a glimpse into the trilogy's past and a peek into its future. Due out Tuesday, the two-disk Star Wars: Behind the Magic ($29.95) includes video clips of the making of the prequel due in theaters May 21, 1999, now titled Star Wars: Episode One. Read More...

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'Star Wars' fanatic filming the passion
By Jeff Cioletti
Published: January 28, 1999
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Jeff Cioletti got hooked in kindergarten. ''People in my kindergarten class would talk about it and I had to do it too," recalled the 26-year- old resident of North Brunswick, discussing the start of the fascination that has followed him through life. "I loved it." Like other addictions, it began simply: a few initial experiences, a desire for more - and then the urge to acquire all the figures andtrading cards. Clearly, Cioletti's addiction, a compulsion to see all of George Lucas' "Star Wars" movies, is not in the same league as more health-threatening breeds of addictions, but it has, nonetheless, changed his life. Read More...

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Blue Harvest Interview with Jeff Cioletti
By Lou Tambone
Published: September 30, 1998
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For over a year now, Jeff Cioletti has been documenting the final months of waiting, hoping and anticipating the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. His self-financed project, entitled Millennium's End: The Fandom Menace, is being shot on Hi8 video. So far, he's talked to a number of fans nationwide, all of the web site bigwigs and some well-known folds such as Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta and Anthony Daniels. But it's fans like you and me who are the focus of the documentary. In fact, both James and I were interviewed! The New Jersey-based Cioletti kindly took time out of his busy schedule to chat with BH about this project. Read More...

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