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Official Info John Williams to Score Star Wars Episode VIII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi & IX - Spoilers Allowed' started by zilonline, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. christophero30 Jedi Master

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    It would be funny if it were a variation on the Jurassic Park theme.[face_dancing]
  2. hana_solo Jedi Master

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    I refuse to believe that Finn and Rose theme is off table now that Rian says there won't be a central romance of Han and Leia stature. What do you think? No love theme? I was really looking forward to it on previous pages. =((
  3. ThreeDeathstickProblem Force Ghost

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    Leia's theme was originally the "love theme" of Luke and Leia. Williams forges his own path.
  4. General_Leia_Organa Jedi Knight

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    We'll get another slightly tweaked theme for TLJ...

    [IMG]
  5. Howard Hand Jedi Master

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    Excellent! Never exactly sure why they never recorded it for AOTC and ROTS (a decision that ended up disqualifying them for Oscar best score nominations, I believe)
  6. ThreeDeathstickProblem Force Ghost

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    I really, really, really, really need to hear this theme again. Expanded and repeated multiple times.
  7. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master

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    Its absurd that TPM didn't get a nod

    Also a good thing they're not using TFA's weak version. Fix that first chord.
  8. B99 Force Ghost

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    You guys are talking about the main opening crawl music right??
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  9. Darth_Accipiter Jedi Master

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    the imperial march really comes through in this version. Vibes of "Hope" from Rogue One.
  10. Mostly Handless Jedi Master

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    I respect Gustavo Dudamel's love for the Triangle, but honestly I prefer my SW movies to open with a nice loud. Baaarrrppp.:D
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  11. jedijax Force Ghost

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    Is this Jedi Steps suite all composed by Williams or was it extended by someone else?
  12. Howard Hand Jedi Master

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    It's Williams
  13. Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master

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    Some of Williams' best music, right there.
  14. jedijax Force Ghost

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    Awesome! I recorded that bad boy! Great stuff!
  15. Nipuhanipera Jedi Grand Master

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    He did say at the LAA event that he composed a love theme for Luke and Leia, but I had no idea it was that one. I got the impression that it just wasn't used. [face_hypnotized]
  16. cerealbox Jedi Master

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    Back in TFA. When did we get the track titles prior to the film premiere?
  17. ThreeDeathstickProblem Force Ghost

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    Something like three days after Thanksgiving 2015, via Amazon.
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  18. Howard Hand Jedi Master

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    Close. It was actually on Thanksgiving day itself.
  19. JoJoPenelli Force Ghost

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    Interesting factoid: Williams has said he made Rey's (AMAZING!!!!) theme deliberately NON-romantic.
  20. Jacques who Jedi Knight

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    I was looking for it in another thread and found it. Here's JW on Rey's theme (with the no love theme comment):

    But in "The Force Awakens," he did branch out in interesting ways, epitomized in his theme for the new character Rey. “I fell in love immediately with Daisy Ridley,” Williams said of the actress at the center of the new film. “She is just a superstar born.”
    Williams introduces the young, resourceful scavenger with delicate and vulnerable instruments (flute, piano and the pixieish chimes of a celeste), which are juxtaposed against the enormity of her galactic backdrop. The chords in Rey’s theme are purposefully related to Williams’ well-known Force theme. (He interweaves the two during the end credits.)

    “It’s an interesting challenge with her,” he said, “because it doesn’t suggest a love theme in any way. It suggests a female adventurer, but with great strength. She’s a fighter, she’s infused with the Force, and it needed to be something that was strong but thoughtful.”


    http://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...music-score-john-williams-20151217-story.html
  21. Satipo Force Ghost

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    Does anyone have a link to that Boston pops arrangement that works outside the US?
  22. JoJoPenelli Force Ghost

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    I must also note that, as suggested by that quote, JW is pretty used to composing "romantic" music for SW. On a podcast I listened to that discussed JW's SW music, a music composition student/major/whatnot point out that even the music for Han in the OT is "romantic" in tone. JW must have been specifically instructed NOT to make Rey's theme romantic.

    (Although it does sound rather balletic, doesn't it?)
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  23. Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master

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    Can't wait for "Luke's Noble End." Gonna be epic.

    I think there's a semantic misunderstanding here. In music, art and literature "romantic" doesn't only refer to love. It also means "idealized" - containing the spirit of high adventure.
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  24. JoJoPenelli Force Ghost

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    That may be why JW used the words he did instead? The guy talking on the podcast I heard also seemed to use "romantic" more in the traditional sense (probably because he knew that most of the audience woukdn't really get the "lingo").
  25. Baron_Papanerd Jedi Master

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    Say what? Where did you hear this? I don't know why Williams would have made that mistake. It was obvious that Han and Leia were the romantic couple (that kiss Leia gave Luke was just to make Han jealous).:confused:
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