Star Wars as Silent Film

You know George Lucas’ classic, The Empire Strikes Back. Now roll it back a good 60 years and imagine the silent version. It works unexpectedly well. H/T to @wesalwan. And don’t miss many landmark silent films in our collection of Free Movies Online. Chaplin, early Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, the first sci-fi and western films – they’re all there. Find them at the bottom of the page…


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  1. sagodjur says . . . | July 6, 2011 / 8:30 am

    Star Wars was released in 1977, not 1979 and the footage in this video is actually from The Empire Strikes Back, which was released in 1980.

    /geek

  2. Jake says . . . | July 6, 2011 / 3:49 pm

    I second that /geekmotion.

  3. FistyFisterson says . . . | July 6, 2011 / 4:11 pm

    All in favor? Aye! The eyes have it.

  4. Johnny Kerr says . . . | July 6, 2011 / 11:33 pm

    This is great! Lucas has always said that the SW movies should work as silent films. Good job – love the music!

  5. jake storm says . . . | July 7, 2011 / 5:38 am

    it seemed like this was the end of starwars episode 6 but then i realized it was starwars 5

  6. Seoulman says . . . | July 7, 2011 / 7:17 pm

    Enjoyed it a lot, the ONLY thing I would’ve changed stylistically would’ve been using the Imperial logo for Vader’s dialogue and the Alliance Rogue Squadron phoenix logo for Luke’s. Would love to see more!

  7. college guy says . . . | July 8, 2011 / 6:30 am

    BRILLIANT! SW in any form,in any avatar, is a masterpiece,hell id applaud it even if it had only the soundtrack and no video!!

  8. Susan says . . . | October 2, 2011 / 4:19 pm

    @college guy: I totally agree. John Williams’ music for these movies is amazing. I love Star Wars.

  9. Alan Keith Simpson says . . . | April 27, 2012 / 1:11 am

    There’s an unfortunate typo at 2:23. It should read “… you can destroy…” not “… youR can destroy…” Otherwise, very well done.

  10. Ed Muller Jr. says . . . | April 27, 2012 / 6:35 am

    That was so cool…different

  11. daniel rodriguez says . . . | April 27, 2012 / 8:39 am

    Very clever. Why tack on the silly joke at the end?

  12. Gearbreaker says . . . | February 12, 2013 / 3:57 pm

    it’s not George Lucas’ Classic… Irvin Kershner directed “The Empire Strikes Back” (you can see it by the know fact, that the movie was directed well ;-) )
    Despite that – funny video!

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