Watch a Clip from Star Wars IV: A New Hope Without John Williams’ Score

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It’s often said that music helps set the tone for a film, so what happens when you take a classic scene and remove the soundtrack?

In a comedic video posted by Auralnauts, we find out when the famous score by composer John Williams is removed from the climactic throne room finale scene of Star Wars IV: A New Hope.

The end result is strange and a little creepy, especially when Chewbacca vocalizes.

Here is the Auralnauts video, “Star Wars Minus Williams”:

And for comparison, here is the original version with the music:

I definitely appreciate the emotions the music adds to the scene now that I’ve seen it without. How about you?

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One thought on “Watch a Clip from Star Wars IV: A New Hope Without John Williams’ Score

  1. Mike

    Lucas saying he intended Star Wars to function as a silent film implies that the music was part of that intention. Silent films were always accompanied by a musical score. By taking the score out, you realize exactly what he meant.

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