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?


Michelle Snow is a huge fan of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars in films and TV, as well as the Disney parks. She's also an award-winning writer who has written several guidebooks on Orlando. Follow her on Twitter @zengrrl. Her blog, CitySurfing Orlando covers Orlando and the theme parks. Her favorite rides at the Disney parks are Star Tours, Big Thunder Mountain, and Indiana Jones Adventure, and she is anxiously awaiting Star Wars Land to become real. She collects anything to do with Snow White, Grumpy, Tinkerbell, and Stitch. She also has an unhealthy obsession with Jedi and Iron Man.