Great 1980 John Williams "Making of Star Wars Music" documentary

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  1. waheennay Jedi Master

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  2. waheennay Jedi Master

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    I like JW's reaction to seeing Han say "I know" to Leia before being put into carbonite!
  3. Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon Jedi Grand Master

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    "With a budget of 18 million dollars and rising..."

    JW: "Star Wars 2: The Empire Strikes Back"

    Ah, the good old days...

    EDIT: Why are things like THIS left off DVDs while we get crap like Empire of Dreams?
  4. -Commander_Thigh- Jedi Master

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    1. A DVD-quality version of this might not exist, and it'd be pretty subpar to include on a DVD

    2. Empire of Dreams was pretty fantastic

  5. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Never seen that documentary before. I loved it. I didn't notice, but did they say who the lady was that was singing opera while John Williams played the piano?
  6. Cerrabore Jedi Master

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    Come again?
  7. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Great stuff. I had never before thought about all the work that went into score composition, or the more technical aspects of it. If only they'd make more documentaries like this...
  8. waheennay Jedi Master

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    Does anybody else think the theme JW wrote for "Jane Eyre" sounds awfully familiar?[face_love]
  9. -Commander_Thigh- Jedi Master

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    I mean subpar in terms of picture quality. The only version I've seen looks like it was recorded on a VHS in the 80s, which is...probably what it was. My point is that footage gets lost and a high-quality copy might not be around anymore.

  10. halibut Chosen One

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    Whereabouts is that?
  11. Black-Tiger Jedi Master

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    They could quite easily clear it right up to DVD standards with computers.
  12. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, I call BS on that one, BlackTiger. They had extreme difficulties with the negatives for frigging ANH after just 20 years, which was presumably carefully stored. There's no such guarantees for extras like that that probably nobody in the early 1980s thought actually had a chance of seeing the light of day.
  13. Black-Tiger Jedi Master

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    No, I doubt they'd bother, seeing that it's just a rare documentary rather than a big budget movie. I don't know how expensive it'd be with 2009 computers, but I suspect the expense would be prohibitive. However, it could still easily be done if they wanted to invest in restoring a small piece of movie history, especially seeing that it doesn't seem to be in that bad a condition.
  14. Cerrabore Jedi Master

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    It's only a documentary. Why does the picture quality need to be cleaned up to match the standard of the film proper? I thought Empire of Dreams featured some rough, black and white audition footage, anyway. I think it's being withheld because Lucasfilm just doesn't like old documentaries. Everything has to be new, flashy and - of course - selective in what it tells.
  15. Black-Tiger Jedi Master

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    Yes, as far as I could tell only the beginning was mashed up and needed sorting out. And yes, Lucas does only like the flash presentations and telling "selective" history of the making of Star Wars.
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