The Empire Strikes Back Silently

Imagine if George Lucas had started the Star Wars franchise in the silent film era of the early 20th century. Imagine seeing a double feature of The Empire Strikes Back with Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. You might expect something like this:

It’s still powerful in spite of the absence of sound effects, isn’t it? I would love to see the entire trilogy retroverted for a 1920s audience. Or just me. Whatever.