This ‘The Force Awakens’ Scene Is Related To Another Classic Harrison Ford Blockbuster

The Two Scenes Are Related In More Ways Than One…

Ever since the release of Star Wars Episode 7 the internet has been abuzz with Easter eggs contained in the film. Easter eggs are inside jokes or hidden messages placed by the filmmakers for the audience to find. Classic Easter egg examples are R2-D2’s appearance on the mothership in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Alfred Hitchcock making brief appearances within most of his movies.

Here’s the R2-D2 example from Close Encounters

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According to Nerdist, the latest Easter egg from The Force Awakens to surface is from the scene in which Han, Chewie, Rey and Finn are being chased by the Rathtars….

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As it turns out, the Rathtar scene shares DNA with this classic scene from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

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David Acord, supervising sound editor and sound designer on Episode 7, revealed this during his interview with Nerdist…

 Then there’s some other cool things like when the rathtar is rolling down the hallway after Han and Chewie, I put in the sound of Ben Burtt’s boulder roll sound from Raiders of the Lost Ark when the boulder is chasing Indy.

This is more than appropriate since both scenes feature Harrison Ford running away from an unstoppable object within a long and enclosed space.

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Speaking of sound design, Acord also revealed that the sound of his cat was used for some dark side ambiance…

…the Kylo Ren Force rumble—the really chunky and animalistic rumble—is my cat’s purring. It’s heavily pitched and slowed version of my cat’s purr that becomes Kylo Force rumble.

And, as a piece of trivia, which scene from The Force Awakens would you guess had the highest quantity of sound design?

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If you guessed Maz’s castle, you’re right…

As far as quantity goes, Maz’s bar probably wins for the most individual pieces that had to be generated for one scene.

For more with David Acord, visit Nerdist.

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