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Star Wars' 'Imperial March' Plucked on a Coffee Stirrer

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is hitting theaters in the US a week from today, and I could not be more excited.

One of the things I love most about the Star Wars movies is the incredibly thematic underscoring. The music for the original saga was written by the famous composer, John Williams, who also did the scores for Jurassic Park and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

In this video, Deita Meira, from Ufa, Russia, impressively plucks out one of Williams' most popular melodies, "The Imperial March," also known as the Darth Vader Theme, using a plastic coffee stirrer.

His precision and ability to replicate both the melody and rhythm of the original theme using only a coffee stirrer is extremely impressive. We've heard a lot of covers of famous tunes played on unusual instruments, but this is definitely one of the most creative.

In case you live under a rock, Rogue One is the latest film from the Star Wars movie franchise. This story is set slightly before the time of the original Star Wars trilogy and tells the story of a group of Rebel spies on a mission to steal plans for the design of the Death Star.

Check out the official trailer for Rogue One that features a very ominous variation of "The Imperial March." The movie will hit US movie theaters on December 16, 2016.

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I understand the music, but the video is in Russian!

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