If you could have one JW track played at your funeral...

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  1. Lord Mauly Mall TFN/JC Banner Artist Team

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    ...which would it be? I know it's not a very pleasant subject and sort of a downer. But which one particular track from Williams' multitude of scores would you want people to hear at that important moment when your family and friends come together. Which piece of his music would you want to represent your life?

    For me it would be the end title track from the Jaws 2 soundtrack. It's reflective and somber, but it's also almost enlightening and it ends on a spirited high note.
  2. MAROOTHDROOL Jedi Knight

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    End title of ESB. It expresses a bittersweet, but not over yet, transition. Hopefully!
  3. star_wars_dude Jedi Padawan

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    i would have qui-gon's funeral. it is a funeral song.......
  4. The_Skywalker Jedi Knight

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    The Force music. Nuff said.
  5. GasCabbie Jedi Master

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    I've already decided I want my funeral to be as not funeral like as possible, so this will fit very well...

    The Celebration Music from SE:ROTJ

    EDIT: Kinda oozes with the sentiment of "I'm gone but don't shed a tear. It was fun while it lasted."
  6. Jeff 42 Manager Emeritus

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    The Imperial March. :D

    Or not. I have no idea.
  7. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    "Remembrances" from Schindler's List or "Hymn to the Fallen" from Saving Private Ryan.
  8. GasCabbie Jedi Master

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    Wow. I guess I didn't really think this one through before I answered. Oh well. It's still "Yub-Yub '97" for me. Show my support for the Special Editions.
  9. Happy Ninja Jedi Grand Master

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    Apart from SOTS and I, everyone has picked a SW track - Are you aware that JW has done stuff other than SW? :p

    I pick "Marions Theme" from Raiders.
  10. Lord Mauly Mall TFN/JC Banner Artist Team

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    Um excuse me, I picked a track from Jaws 2 not Star Wars. So :p

    BUT if I were to pick a track from a Star Wars movie, it would be.... ugh! Too hard to decide at this point!
  11. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, I won't want a JW song, but if I had to, it'd be the Celebration Song from the end of ROTJ (SE).

    ~Sithy~
  12. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    Well, I guess I would have to go with the theme from Jurassic Park.(the version on track 7 of the original film soundtrack)
  13. GasCabbie Jedi Master

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    I'm kind of in a Sat Wars mood, seeing as I'm on a Star Wars board. Heck, they can play whatever they want at my funeral. I won't have to listen to it. :p

    Put on Britney Spears for all I care.
  14. bright sith Jedi Grand Master

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    If you throw out any knowledge what the government plays at their funeral services and switch in Hymm of the Fallen, no one would feel it as inappropriate. Williams' theme can be the anthem for this kind of stuff...

    That being said, I wouldn't want such a said mood at my funeral. Put in the finale of Close Encounters. It will move people, but with a uncontainable triumph. Isn't that what we all want people to feel about our own legacy?
  15. jamesdrax Jedi Grand Master

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    I wouldn't find any of Williams' material suitable for my funeral.

    So I'd pick The Grand Finale from Edward Scissorhands by Danny Elfman. If you listen to it, you'll know what I mean.

    :)
  16. Oakessteve Manager Emeritus

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    Binary Sunset, and then to cheer everyone up, the Indiana Jones theme. Also, the Close Encounters theme would be cool, too, but maybe the people there would think I had a fairly high opinion of myself...
  17. Senator_Elegos_A-Kla Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd have no idea :p

    I'd probably have Anakin's Theme, or the Darth Sidious Theme.
  18. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    Because laughter is the language of the soul: Augie's Great Municipal Band :) the most light-hearted track i can think of

    For something that sounds sad: Threepio's Bedtime Story
  19. Wolverine Jedi Grand Master

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    I would probably want "funeral pyre for a Jedi" from ROTJ. The force theme is great and it's very beautifully arranged.
    I thought of "Remembrances" as well but it's too much. But very beautiful.
    Edward Scissorhands is a good choice as well. Pherhaps I would choose that one as well.
  20. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    From a fellow gamer to gamer, hey Senator! I'd just like to point out that "Darth Sidious' Theme" is really Palpatine's theme.
    Don't believe me? Listen to the ROTJ CD2 and you'll hear it a ton there too.

    ~Sithy~
  21. Anakin_Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Pardon me but this is not a JW song, i would have Come Back Evy from the Mummy Returns.

    if it was Star Wars, i would pick The Droid Invasion

    Anakin
  22. waheennay Jedi Master

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    The Imperial March on piano like when Vader dies on the Death Star.
  23. Commander Antilles Force Ghost

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    The Force theme or the ET theme.
  24. Happy Ninja Jedi Grand Master

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    Sorry, Mauly - I must have missed yours! :p

    Like I said earlier... Marions Theme from Raiders

    or if it was a non-JW track (since people seem to be mentioning them), it would have to be Epilogue from The Wrath of Khan by James Horner. (the bit in the film after the final scene on the bridge, but before Spock's epilogue - very moving)

    Might listen to it now, actually! :)
  25. Erin Kenobi Jedi Master

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    I'd have to go with the Force theme.
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