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July 28, 2007 11:03 AM   Subscribe

Silent Star Wars. (YouTube)
posted by fandango_matt (13 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Episodes I-III could especially benefit from the silent treatment.
posted by mazola at 11:12 AM on July 28, 2007


Well, I liked the idea but they didn't carry it off. You could have actually pulled a great three-minute B&W silent film that way -- but they'd introduce characters like Vader and then drop them...
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 11:34 AM on July 28, 2007


I'm real sure this has been posted before, but it's a great clip. I'd love to see the idea fleshed out a lot more.
posted by niles at 11:48 AM on July 28, 2007


Agree with the others, though I had to laugh when the AT-AT blew up.
posted by evilcolonel at 11:52 AM on July 28, 2007


Reminds me of Steam Trek, previously Mefi'd here.
posted by PlusDistance at 12:34 PM on July 28, 2007


Oh, and here as well.
posted by PlusDistance at 12:35 PM on July 28, 2007


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posted by Krrrlson at 12:43 PM on July 28, 2007


Would've been better if they'd actually done it chronologically. It jumps between the three too much. Sill a pretty cool concept though.
posted by djgh at 12:52 PM on July 28, 2007


The music fits the Ewok scenes perfectly, which is not a compliment to the Ewok scenes.
posted by brain_drain at 2:32 PM on July 28, 2007


Great. Disjointed, but still great.
It would have been much better with a title card saying, "that's no moon!"
posted by zerokey at 3:34 PM on July 28, 2007


The Star Wars movies actually work pretty well as silent movies already--there's a lot of purely visual storytelling, and they all end with an extended dialogue-free montage. I would love to see what Guy Maddin could do with this idea though.
posted by muckster at 5:22 PM on July 28, 2007


That was way better than it had any right to be. I liked it.
posted by Cyrano at 5:34 PM on July 28, 2007


Amazing how the effects look worse because we expect cheesy effects in silent movies.
posted by Ironmouth at 8:56 AM on July 29, 2007


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