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Celebrating the Legacy of John Williams after the....inevitable

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by dolphin, May 1, 2013.

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  1. dolphin

    dolphin Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I hate to bring this up but sometime in the future (hopefully decades from now), the Maestro will leave this Earth. We as a community need to begin thinking about how we will celebrate his life and legacy, as we cradle, like a child to a teddybear, the treasures he has left behind. This is a forum for suggestions on what we can do at the grassroots level. TheForce.net and other big names in SW fandom MUST be involved in this effort.

    If I need to personally plunk down $$$$ for travel and reservations, I will. JW means that much to me.

    My idea was for each of the major cities (or capitals of states with no major cities) to hold 2 hr memorial services at a prominent church, perhaps the Saturday/Sunday after the event. Again, I'm hoping this is DECADES in the future but if we're going to do this right, we HAVE to plan now. JW's compositions will of course be playing softly in the background (can you imagine not crying if the Han/Leia theme is playing?) with opening remarks by a clergy member followed by the fandom. The simpler the plan the more likely we can pull it off. There is precedent after all for these boards being the catalyst for real-life gatherings (back during the PT years).

    What do you think?
     
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  2. Son of a Bith

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    I wonder if I'd be flattered or disturbed to find out that people are planning my memorial while I'm still alive and breathing air... [face_thinking]
     
  3. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT and Music Section Dictator star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Eh, I've had my memorial planned since I was 15. I don't think it's that odd. (Granted, I'll probably change my mind more than a few times as life goes on, but STILL! :D)
     
  4. Son of a Bith

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    What've you got planned?
     
  5. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT and Music Section Dictator star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Dead person stuff.
     
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  6. dolphin

    dolphin Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I can assure you JW is not reading these forums.
     
  7. Son of a Bith

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh, crap - there goes my plan to get an audition for 2nd chair flutist...
     
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  8. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    John Williams is a Highlander I thought...
     
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  9. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    I just heard a broadcast of a concert conducted by JW Saturday night. JW told the audience that when he wrote the music for SW, he had no idea that there would be even one sequel, let alone five, and now that three more are planned, he'll need to watch his diet and eat his Wheaties. :D
     
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  10. Jae-Dec

    Jae-Dec Jedi Knight star 3

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    Stay strong John Williams. You have many years ahead of inspiring others and bringing to life new and exciting worlds.
     
  11. MatthewZ

    MatthewZ Jedi Master star 4

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    The Great Man is immortal.
     
  12. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Bad taste...
     
  13. Aegon Starcaster

    Aegon Starcaster Jedi Knight star 3

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    Thankfully he always looks like he's in tip top shape.
    He's quite a snappy dresser as well.
     
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