Star Wars in ASCII

“Text” version of Star Wars:

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There is something very interesting about ASCII art – it’s very simple – all you have to work with are the characters that can be displayed in a screen. There is a color version of this the above as well. I haven’t watched the whole thing, but have to admit that it’s pretty clever and cool.

It kinda emphasizes the notion that the story is the most important part – the visual and audio effects just help immerse you in the story. The effects don’t make the movie.