The Force Awakens and Dark Side of the Moon

In case you somehow didn’t know, there is a common pairing of rock and motion pictures called Dark Side of the Rainbow. Basically, someone with too much time on their hands determined that Pink Floyd‘s seminal album Dark Side of the Moon¬†matched up with the film The Wizard of Oz when played together. There are various ways in which to sync up the two pieces of entertainment, but if you see it for yourself, you’ll find that there are some very cool moments when they line up perfectly.

Now a Star Wars fan who comes right out and says he has a lot of free time has come to the conclusion that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was deliberately edited to go along with “Dark Side of the Moon”, and he’s provided a video to prove his point. Is there a link between The Force Awakens and Dark Side of the Moon? Find out below.

Here’s the first eight minutes of what we’ll call The Dark Side of The Force Awakens (via Reddit):

Forget the fact that it’s positively ridiculous for a major motion picture like this to be purposely edited to the entire album that is Dark Side of the Moon, especially because it has to play three times to cover the whole movie. This is still an interesting exercise.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens does not perfectly sync up with Pink Floyd’s trippy album, but just like Dark Side of the Rainbow, it does match up occasionally for some cool moments. If you don’t want to try to sync up the movie and the album yourself and just want to know what the similarities are, the originator of this theory has compiled a list in the original Reddit post. It’s a little kooky, but then again, so is everything on the internet.

My advice is to just fast forward to about four minutes into the video to when Kylo Ren shows up, because that’s the coolest part of the first eight minutes of this little experiment.

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