"Perhaps GL didn't want any hintings of Anakin's theme due to subtext (i.e. he is NOT that little boy, and doesn't want even the most remote connection to him made)." I can see your point here, but one of the things I was looking forward to in the PT was to hear exactly how Williams takes his new music and slowly evolves it into the OT music we alredy know so well. I guess this is a case of fans setting themselves up for a fall with their expectations. Still, Williams did talk about how he would do this, particularly with Anakin's theme, and it seems to me that GL has scuppered his efforts by having such a heavy-handed approach to the music editing.