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


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?