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?