Ask any Star Wars fan what they love about the series, and they’ll likely rattle off a fairly predictable list; memorable characters, incredible locations, amazing action sequences — the list goes on. But there’s an unsung hero of the Star Wars universe that’s just as responsible for its lasting appeal: sound. From the familiar hum of a lightsaber to Darth Vader’s iconic laboured breathing, sound effects played a key role in creating a world that fans fell in love with (the original film even won a special achievement Oscar for sound editing, years before the category was officially added).
With that in mind, take a stab our Sounds of Star Wars quiz — you might be surprised how many of these iconic sounds have imprinted themselves on your memory. Good luck, and May the Fourth – um, we mean Force – be with you!
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