Aug 20 2010 6:14pm

Star Wars Gets the Silent Treatment

As we prepare to 23-skidoo our way out of the Flatiron Building and into the weekend, we thought we’d Lindy Hop back to the future and check out what’s going on long, long, looooooooong ago, in a galaxy far, far away:

NOOOOOOOO! We anxiously await the next thrilling installment of “Silent Star Wars” in which a menacing, mustachioed Jabba will presumably demand that Princess Leia pay the rent, then tie her to some railroad tracks in a gold bikini. Will help arrive in time? Is Obi-Wan Kenobi her only hope? Are these the droids you’re looking for? Who knows, but in the meantime, have a great weekend, everyone!

2. Tzwolf
As both a fan of old movies and Star Wars, I find this hilarious.
Eugene R.
3. Eugene R.
Boy, they don't write 'em like THAT anymore, huh?
Eugene R.
5. Brian2
It's surprising how well this works, largely because of the piano. What could have been just a stunt was oddly involving. Too bad they didn't just play it straight at the end.

There's a silent version of Lovecraft's "Call of Cthluhu" that's also effective, again in large part due to the music, but also, among other things, because of attention to detail. There wasn't much budget for special effects, so they're restricted to actually telling the story.

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