Star Wars - Silent Edition: Episode VII

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Star Wars - Silent Edition: Episode VII
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Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2015
Original Running Time:
135
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
55
Time Cut:
80
Brief Synopsis:
This is a black and white silent edition of the Star Wars saga presented in the form of a old serial. No voices, 4:3 aspect ratio (Pan & Scan), no sound effects, dialogue cards, only John Williams music. This video is Episode VII (55 minutes).
Intention:
After having done Episodes I to VI years ago, I felt the need to create the sequel following the same format.
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Special Thanks:
Thanks to Q2 for reviewing the workprint.
And thanks to Ripplin for being the first person I talked about making those edit, almost ten years ago!
Release Information:
  • DVD
  • Digital
Special Features
This edit is only available through vimeo for now.
Star Wars - Silent Edition: Episode VII

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Superb work, well done ! I prefer this version to the original ! ^^

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A really cool concept executed quite well.

The narrative comes through well enough, though I would agree that if you're not already familiar with the film this would be challenging to follow. Some of the intertitles could have been phrased better (I also could have used more intertitles myself), but it works fine as is.

Most importantly, given it's a "silent" movie, the music in this is excellent. I wish there was less downtime between tracks in certain places, but the selection of tracks is perfect as are the levels.

I'd recommend this to anyone interested in silent movies or Star Wars.

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That's the kind of fan editing project that worth spending your time on. Not only the idea is unique and fascinating by itself, but the author keeps finding good editing solutions that work great for this format. Sometimes it's quite evident that the original film is too modern to age it realistically, but for the most part the author is successful at what he's trying to achieve. Great charismatic performances and beautiful score are highlighted even more by this format, which is a real treat. Loved every minute of it!

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This edit turns The Force Awakens into a silent film by changing the aspect ratio, adding various monochromatic filters, and removing all audio in favour of a very well chosen orchestral soundtrack. This idea is incredibly unique and I'd like to see it attempted again with other films as well. My one suggestion would have been to lower the framerate of the video in order to further enhance the silent film feeling.

Additionally, this edit essentially follows a truncated version of the plot of The Force Awakens very closely. Title cards largely correspond to what is said in the original film. I feel that this was a missed opportunity to rewrite the story, although I can't really fault the editor on this as the edit came out before The Last Jedi and the other sequel film.
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This is a fantastic piece of art that any Star Wars fan must see! I enjoyed this immensely and had only one quibble with it, which was some syntax and typographical errors in the text dialogue boxes. With that stated, I will enjoy this for years to come and cannot recommend it enough.

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