main
side
curve
  1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story... score now by Michael Giacchino

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Strilo, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Takes One to Rogue One

    Takes One to Rogue One Jedi Padawan

    Registered:
    Jan 4, 2017
    Anyone have any idea what's happening with Star Wars Oxygen? It's been five months since part one of their Rogue One analysis.
     
  2. Larsonator

    Larsonator Jedi Knight star 1

    Registered:
    Jan 20, 2016
    David has been very busy with work as well as a new baby and wanted to take some time off.
     
    cwustudent likes this.
  3. Takes One to Rogue One

    Takes One to Rogue One Jedi Padawan

    Registered:
    Jan 4, 2017
    Ah right.
    Disappointing they didn't stream this panel:

    http://fangirlblog.com/2017/04/star...17-the-music-of-rogue-one-with-david-collins/
     
    cwustudent likes this.
  4. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Aug 6, 2001
    So I've been listening a lot to Rogue One since TLJ came out and I have a few observations:

    1. I still really love the score and most of Giacchino's new themes.
    2. I get what he was going for, but I think he should have closed the film with Leia's theme into the end titles, rather than the Force theme yet again. Missed opportunity, in my book. The force has nothing to do with what happens there.
    3. I do LOVE the new Imperial music, which seems to be associated most with Krennic. For the scenes involving the Empire as a whole, shots of the Star Destroyers and the Death Star, as well as any scene with Tarkin, I really wish Giacchino had used the old Imperial Motif from ANH. I feel this would have helped tie R1 to ANH even more. And it's an underused theme from Williams. Too bad it only appeared during Vader's scene.
     
    Larsonator likes this.
  5. Bob the X-Winger

    Bob the X-Winger Jedi Knight star 3

    Registered:
    Jan 8, 2016
    I have no problems with the score in RO. Really felt like a brand new Star Wars theme. Magnified my enjoyment of the film. Next to the action the Imperial theme and the theme at the end was well done.
     
  6. coervus

    coervus Jedi Padawan star 1

    Registered:
    Mar 31, 2017
    I have to say that I think it's the other way around: The scene represents a passing of the baton from the fallen Rogue One crew to our OT heroes. It is in that sense a very spiritual scene, which justifies the Force theme. Leia, important as she is, is just the messenger here, and to intensify the focus on her by using her theme wouldn't have felt quite right to me. That music means much more beyond the hologram scene, after all.
     
    Sarge likes this.
  7. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Aug 6, 2001
    And so we have like five films that all end with the same thing. Seems a bit much don’t you think?
     
  8. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Also, do you really have no issue at all with the music during the Rogue One title card? That works for you and lives up to the adventure of the film/series?
     
  9. coervus

    coervus Jedi Padawan star 1

    Registered:
    Mar 31, 2017
    Ha, I realized that today while listening to the TLJ soundtrack. Fair point.
     
    Strilo likes this.
  10. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Yeah and this one just seemed an opportunity to use something else. I mean I get it. Giacchino was going with the music from the beginning of ANH, which was the right choice for everything after the statement of Vader's theme up until we see Leia. He opted to use Herbert Spencer's old orchestration of when Leia is handing off the plans to Artoo, which... I guess there's the tie to the moment in her ship at the end of Rogue One. I just... I wish more films ended with something other than the Force theme.
     
    Howard Hand likes this.
  11. Bob the X-Winger

    Bob the X-Winger Jedi Knight star 3

    Registered:
    Jan 8, 2016
    I would have to listen to it again. The opening was superbly done for me it did capture the show as we never got to see an Imperial Shuttle closing in on a planet and straight into the intensity of the film. Distinguishes it from all the others. Chapter V or Chapter whatever this time the music and the set piece explained it all without the need for the opening crawl.
     
  12. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Oh I love that track. The opening of the film music ("He's Here For Us") is fantastic. I mean the title card bit itself, which is the ending of "A Long Ride Ahead."
     
  13. Kladdagh

    Kladdagh Jedi Youngling

    Registered:
    Oct 9, 2017
    I think Michael Giacchino is a great composer ... Liked what he did for star wars Rogue One and also for star trek ... =O