Star Wars looks bizarre without John Williams' music: video

12 September 2014, 11:56

A video that shows the final scene from Star Wars Episode IV without John Williams' iconic musical score has become an online hit.

The video, which shows the final scene from the 1977 sci-fi classic, has been cleansed of Williams' famous music and dubbed with embarrassingly minimalist sound effects.

Without the John Williams fanfare, the scene becomes a thoroughly weird and awkward series of facial expressions, silences and muted audience reactions. 

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If there was any doubt about the importance of a good film soundtrack and especially the power of John Williams, it's laid to rest with this slice of awkwardness. 

Williams is confirmed to return as composer for the new Star Wars trilogy, the first instalment of which is currently filming and scheduled for release in December 2015.

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