Does The Force Awakens line up with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon? Only one way to find out!

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Apr 11, 2016, 6:17 PM EDT

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has had many a criticism hefted towards it, it's been analyzed to death, celebrated, reviled, and now... it's getting the Dark Side of the Moon treatment.

It's pretty well established by now, but in case you didn't know, there's this theory that Pink Floyd's album Dark Side of the Moon syncs up perfectly with The Wizard of Oz. It helps if you're high, but regardless, it's a fun little experiment putting Floyd's trippy style up against the 1939 classic.

But, like, why stop there, man? If you've had some edibles, let's face it -- you're gonna be @#$ed up ALL DAY. So, let's expand our horizons. How do you suppose Pink Floyd syncs up with, say, Star Wars? The Force Awakens and The Wizard of Oz are kinda similar, right? Rey is Dorothy, Finn's Scarecrow, Han's the Tin Man, and Chewie's the Cowardly Lion. AND LUKE'S THE WIZARD. Wow. This actually fits better than I thought. And look at my hands right now.

Where was I?

Oh, right. Some people on Reddit claimed that Floyd and Star Wars are just like peanut butter and jelly -- destined to be together. Are they right? Well, you don't have to sync it all up without a little proof. Here, friends, is the first eight minutes. Take a look, give a lesson, and judge for yourself.

TFA_DSotM from 314151 on Vimeo.


OK, now as a very serious professional, let me thoughtfully weigh in -- this is pretty cool. There. Glad I could offer you that in-depth analysis. But if you're looking for some secret meaning (and who isn't?), here's one place where album and film link that has some people saying, "Like, wow, man. Seriously though, hands are weird". Direct from the mouth of Reddit:

"Ok, if this is purposeful, it probably gives a big hint: When Rey says 'Skywalker?', Gilmour sings a lonely 'Me...' that echoes for some seconds (The one in 'Us and Them') while the camera focuses on her face."

So, there you are. Spoilers?

(Via The Mary Sue)