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Duel of the Fates or The Imperial March?

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by ewoksimon, Apr 29, 2016.

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Which theme do you prefer?

  1. Duel of the Fates

    36 vote(s)
    42.4%
  2. The Imperial March

    49 vote(s)
    57.6%
  1. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 5

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    It's in Temple Of Doom. During the ritual sacrifice. Not the melodic part, but the choral parts are recognisable.
     
  2. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 5

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    Oh yeah! There are some choral similarities now I think about, though the melody is different.

    The Rope Bridge from TOD is also quite similar to The Street Singer and the other Tatooine street music tracks from TPM.
     
  3. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 5

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    The main Trade Federation droid army music comes straight from Last Crusade's Berlin sequence too.
     
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  4. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 5

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    Wasn't that source music though?

    As in, not composed by Williams. Unless you mean the blimp scenes?
     
  5. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 5

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    The Trade Federation march is source music?
     
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  6. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 5

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    No, the Berlin music.
     
  7. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 5

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    The Droid Army music is heard in the Berlin sequence and the Zepellin scene is in Berlin.
     
  8. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 5

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    So which scene specifically sounds like the TF march?

    The book burning scene?
     
  9. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 5

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  10. JediChipKelly

    JediChipKelly Jedi Knight star 2

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    Both are great, but I'll go with Imperial March.
     
  11. MOC Vober Dand

    MOC Vober Dand Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have to go with the March, but DOTF is a mighty piece of music, up there with the best in SW.
     
  12. grd4

    grd4 Jedi Master star 4

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    Duel of the Fates--so resplendently operatic it would make Carl Orff take notice.
     
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  13. Zejo the Jedi

    Zejo the Jedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    Imperial March is my ringtone.
    Duel of the Fates is a ******* masterpiece.
     
  14. Anakin.Skywalker

    Anakin.Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I prefer the Imperial March, but I always enjoy listening to Duel of the Fates.
     
  15. RDeckard

    RDeckard Jedi Knight star 1

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    Love Imperial March, but Duel of the Fates is great. Too bad DotF wasn't re-recorded for Episode III. I found that it was kind of shoehorned into the battle at the end.
     
  16. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master star 4

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    They are both epic, but I gotta say the Imperial March.
     
  17. Guidman

    Guidman Host, PT Book Club star 4

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    Both great pieces but the Imperial March for me. It is more easily adapted into other pieces and works seamlessly when it is used. The brief times that it appeared in TFA and RO was great.
     
  18. Mostly Handless

    Mostly Handless Jedi Master star 4

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    This is a tough one, but I'm going with the former as the stronger piece. I love The Imperial March, but Duel of the Fates is unique among Star Wars music for its ability to evoke the truly mythical nature of the timeless battle between good and evil that forms the core of this franchise. John Williams is The Man. =D=
     
  19. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 5

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    As great as duel of the fates is, I agree that it doesn't get much variation throughout the PT as the Imperial March enjoys in the two movies it appeared in (originally).

    There's a reprise of it during Anakin's quest on Tatooine and the piece scored for the duel in ROTS is similar but that's about it.
     
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  20. themoth

    themoth Jedi Master star 4

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    Duel of the Fates or Battle of the Heroes?
     
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  21. Sith Lord 2015

    Sith Lord 2015 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Both are perfect in their respective points in the saga. Neither is better or worse. Both fulfill their role very well. I will not rate them, but see them as equal. Imperial March was perfect in Empire, as well as ROTJ and AOTC. Fates was a perfect new theme for the PT. None of them is better IMO, both are good when they appear in the saga. I don't like rankings. I prefer to appreciate each theme in its proper context, they are different but equal in quality.
     
  22. fastcooljosh

    fastcooljosh Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Mar 15, 2017
    both are 11/10, but I have to go with DotF
     
  23. christophero30

    christophero30 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Wow new poster here. Tough one. Got to go with IM but they are both great. :)
     
  24. Caisa Rhodin

    Caisa Rhodin Jedi Youngling

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    I'll have to go with Imperial March. But that doesn't mean I don't like Duel of the Fates, you know.. I like them both!
     
  25. TX-20

    TX-20 Jedi Master star 4

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    The Imperial March. I love hearing it every time it's used and in all its variations.

    I like the Duel of the Fates more during the Yoda/Sidious fight. Fate of the galaxy and all that.
     
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