Showdown between Duel of the Fates and Imperial March!

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by AdmiralZaarinsPuppet, Aug 25, 2001.

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Showdown between Duel of the Fates and Imperial March!

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Duel of the Fates 26 vote(s) 28.9%
Imperial March 57 vote(s) 63.3%
I like the pretty colours 7 vote(s) 7.8%
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  1. IronParrot Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Aug 2, 1999
    star 5
    At present, DotF doesn't compare to the Imperial March.

    But quite honestly, we haven't allowed it to age and thus cannot determine how deeply rooted in the unconscious of the movegoing mob it will become. Nor have we seen how it will be motivically applied to the rest of the Prequels. Come to think of it, we didn't even see much thematic variation on it in TPM.
  2. Kadue Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 20, 2000
    star 5
    DotF. Has more depth for me.
  3. JWK Jedi Master

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    Jul 18, 2000
    star 4
  4. Jenkwombat Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jan 23, 2001
    star 3
    DOTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Imperial March is just obnoxious.....
  5. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    Mar 22, 2001
    star 4
    i had to go with imperial march... dont get me wrongo, i love dotf and how the full use of choir and orchestra are used, but i just love the imperial march a lot better... totally unfair poll!!!
  6. Happy Ninja Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 20, 2000
    star 6
    Imperial March, no contest!

    DOTF is kiddie fodder! :)
  7. darthfrede Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 19, 2001
    star 4
    DotF all the way!!!!!!!!!!! :)
  8. Rimkar Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 23, 1999
    star 4
    They're both great, and DOTF has a lot of potential for different re-workings, but in the end I've got to go with The Imperial March [face_devil]
  9. RogueJaina Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 6, 2001
    star 4
    Love your sig, Rimkar.

    I'm very fond of the Imperial March.
    Apparently, small children like it too.

    I was watching a bunch of little kids (9), and I put on one of my CD's of SW and SW-related music, and they made me skip DOTF, but made me play TIM over and over. The only song they liked better on that CD was Meco's AWESOME "Main Theme" (you know, the disco one with pieces of other SW music in it.)

    As you can tell, I'm a fan of indoctrinating young children with my love of SW. :)
  10. dolphin Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 5, 1999
    star 4
    I think some are picking Imperial March because it is older and is a classic. DOTF is richer in my opinion
  11. Wolverine Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 17, 1999
    star 5
    Hi dolphin! first of all...

    Then I'm not sure about this question. It's easy just to say IM because it's more af a classic.

    But DOTF is very massive in a way. There is a lot of good stuff in it.
  12. OmicronV Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Imperial march is my favorite song on any star wars soundtrack.
  13. Jenkwombat Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jan 23, 2001
    star 3
    The Imperial March is my LEAST favorite track on any Star Wars CD.
  14. JJDF413 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Aug 24, 2001
    star 1
    then yr really weird
  15. mydred Jedi Knight

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    Aug 3, 2001
    How can anyone not like the rousing chorus and intensity of Duel of the Fates?
  16. JJDF413 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Aug 24, 2001
    star 1
    ok, i changed my mind i really dont no.....
  17. grantzilber Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 1, 2001
  18. That_Wascally_Droid Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 29, 2001
    star 6
    Awww geez!
    Both are great!
    IM is awesome and powerful and is a direct connotation of Vader while DotF is a more mature fuller piece.
    I'll go with DotF.
    It's rousing, grand, and epic.
    One of Williams finest compositions.
    But IM is just so gooooood. . .
  19. Darth_Potter Jedi Master

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    Nov 2, 2001
    star 3
    im tied. i can't choose
  20. Mace Windy Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jul 3, 1999
    star 6
    Duel of the Fates is a powerful piece on soundtrack, but I don't think that it ever fully developed on film.

    The Imperial March, combined with the image of the massive Imperial fleet in ESB, really puts a sense of fear and excitement into the audience. You immediately know that the Empire means business.



    :cool: Mace Windy,
    one wind to blow them all!
  21. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 26, 2000
    star 7
    ::adds her powerful soprano to Sithman::

    Koraaaah Daanyaaaah Koraaaah Rahtahmaaaah

    Nyohah Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
    Syadho Keelah Korah Rahtahmah

    Koraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

    DOO DOO DORODO DOO DOO DORODO DOO DOO DORODO DOO DOO DORODO.....




    :D :cool: :D
  22. JohnWilliams00 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 29, 2002
    star 4
    Imperial March is better IMO. Duel of the Fates is actually getting on my nerves now -- it's so overplayed, that I feel numb to it.

    Imperial March just seems to more timeless.
  23. DarkLadyMarasSock Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 7, 2000
    star 1
    Plus the Imperial March has worked its way into popular culture, while DotF has not. You can honestly say that almost as many people in the general public recognize the Imperial March as do the sound of Vader breathing. The Imperial March has played to introduce villains in The Simpsons, Austin Powers, and many other films and episodes of TV shows. It's simply the quintessential piece of evil music. What is DotF, on the other hand? No one knows. Only Star Wars fanboys are even familiar with it.
  24. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 26, 2000
    star 7
    That's because Imperial March has been around for 22 years, Duel of the Fates just for 3. ;) Let's wait another 20 years and then decide.
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