"Darth Vader's Death"

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  1. Raskolnikov Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 15, 2003
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    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 Jedi Master

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    Nov 20, 2002
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    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 Jedi Master

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    Sep 2, 2002
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    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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 6, 1999
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    No.


    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 Jedi Master

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    Aug 26, 2001
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    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 Manager Emeritus

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    Aug 6, 2001
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    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 Jedi Grand Master

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

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    Jan 25, 2004
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    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 Administrator Emeritus

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    Dec 31, 1998
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    You know, we have a [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=9955564&replies=79]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 Jedi Padawan

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    Apr 1, 2002
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    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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