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Dark Side of the Moon

Star Wars has always pitted a good force against an evil one. Now it takes “Us and Them” to a different rocking level.

Reddit user knnl contends The Force Awakens is perfectly scored by Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon. “Each act is roughly the same time as the album (~40 minutes),” they write. “The music is always spot on for every scene, but the lyrics are what confirm that this was, indeed, [intentional].”

knnl poses that to perfectly sync Star Wars No. 7 and the 1972 record, viewers need to start track 1 at the end of the movie’s crawl. The repeat option must be checked for the album, they write, and be played three times in a row for the film’s acts.

Here are moments of evidence knnl points out to support their claim.

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  • Rey’s toiling away on Jakku is underscored by lyrics that describe such wasting time on “Time.”
  • The camera supposedly shifts from Finn to the blue lightsaber over a three-word potion on “Us and Them”: “Black … and blue.”
  • Han Solo’s fate might be foreshadowed by particular lyrics on “The Great Gig in the Sky.”

See the first eight minutes of The Force Awakens set to Pink Floyd below and judge for yourself. Read more of knnl’s synced moments on Reddit.

Dark Side of the Moon
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