Watch some classic sci-fi films as silent movies

Erase sound, go black-and-white, add piano soundtrack, stir until ready

Over the past few days I've seen a couple of different YouTube clips showing classic movies as if they were silent films. The latest is this very entertaining clip imagining the train chase scene in "Back to the Future III" as if it were a silent movie.

Creator "techsavvyed" on YouTube says that it was for a film editing class he's taking, but also with the success of "The Artist" in Hollywood this year, might we see some more of these? The answer, yep, as long as you keep getting video views.

Here's another favorite - the scene with Darth Vader and Luke from "Empire Strikes Back":

What other films from the '80s or now would you like to see made into silent films? The possibilities seem endless...

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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