Perhaps the solution is to crowdsource the whole thing. ...And that's what Star Wars Uncut has done. They took Star Wars: A New Hope (which despite George Lucas' best efforts, I still think of as the first Star Wars movie) and split it up into 500 clips, each 15 seconds long. People were then invited to recreate up to three 15 second clips.
To give you an idea of what people did, here are two of my favourites:
My only problem is, I can't decide if this is crazy, or a work of genius. What do you think? And, what's your favourite scene?