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"Darth Vader's Death"

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Raskolnikov, Apr 1, 2004.

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  1. Raskolnikov

    Raskolnikov Jedi Youngling star 2

    Nov 15, 2003
    Most. Weepy. Cue. Ever.

    Combine John William's use of the harp reiterating Darth Vader's Theme and the imagery of Vader dying and reconciling with Luke and you have one powerful scene.

    Who else get's a little teary-eyed when they hear this cue?
  2. Dani1138

    Dani1138 Jedi Master star 3

    Nov 20, 2002
    It definitely shows how well Williams is able to deploy his themes for seemingly any purpose imaginable. It's hard to believe that the Imperial March could be used in such a way, but he did it.
  3. Binkley71

    Binkley71 Jedi Master star 1

    Sep 2, 2002
    Will John Williams be re-scoring this scene? He doesn't have to do a tremendous amount... but I'd love to hear a bar or two of "Anakin's Theme" played subtlely when the mask finally comes off. The rest can be preserved.
  4. Sithman

    Sithman Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Jul 6, 1999

    No no no no no.

    DON'T rescore this scene. Why on earth would you want to rescore such a brilliant scene?
  5. Well_Of_Souls

    Well_Of_Souls Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 26, 2001
    I agree, I don't want JW to change a thing in that scene (or any scene in the OT for that matter).

    Interesting thing I just learned: Thomas Newman actually orchestrated that particular scene's music.
  6. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Aug 6, 2001
    I am fine with leaving this arrangement. It is a wonderful cue. I'd love for it to be re-recorded as is for better sound quality. The version we have is awfully noisy and lacking in any detail or depth. No treble either.
  7. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Jul 9, 2002
    Leave it all the way it is
  8. BaronFel88

    BaronFel88 Jedi Knight star 7

    Jan 25, 2004
    I'm listening to it right now and I have to say it's one of the best pieces of RotJ. Everything is done extremely well.
    And it's just something in my eye, that's all.
  9. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 31, 1998
    You know, we have a [link=]great thread[/link] about recoring the OT...

    Anyhow, I don't think this scene (or really any in ROTJ) need to be rescored. I think Williams was pretty set with all the OT themes there.

    (ESB - probably only add the Emperor's theme... and Ian ... to the hologram scene. ANH... well, you'll have to read the other thread. :))

    So, no rescoring of ROTJ. But strilo is right, a re-recording would be most welcome. Though this scene isn't as bad as others. I was just listening to one of my favorite ROTJ cues, "The Emperor Arrives", and wow, the poor sonic quality is quite noticeable there. :(
  10. rodan70

    rodan70 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 1, 2002
    I love the music that they play when Luke and Darth Vader first show up in The Emperor's Throne Room.
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