What is your favorite Force Theme cue?

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by General Kenobi, Jun 5, 2005.


What is your favorite Force Theme cue?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Binary Sunset 51 vote(s) 40.2%
The Throne Room 17 vote(s) 13.4%
Rescue From Cloud City 4 vote(s) 3.1%
Light Of The Force 17 vote(s) 13.4%
The Tide Turns 2 vote(s) 1.6%
Return To Tatooine 2 vote(s) 1.6%
Revenge Of The Sith 11 vote(s) 8.7%
Anakin Vs. Obi-Wan 3 vote(s) 2.4%
Padme's Destiny 4 vote(s) 3.1%
Other (please specify) 16 vote(s) 12.6%
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  1. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    From the films. Any new voters?
  2. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Here's a new poll that covers the entire saga. Apologies if your favorite pre-ROTS cue is no longer on the poll. I dropped the four choices from the old poll that only got one or two votes. I was surprised that some of those amazing cues didn't get more votes.

    Anyhow, I've added the cues from the opening scene of ROTS (militaristic statement as Obi-Wan and Anakin fly into battle), "The Tide Turns" (which is tracked into ROTS as Anakin is landing the Invisible Hand in addition to its TPM use), "Anakin Vs. Obi-Wan" (the dual force-push), and the "funeral" rendition in "Padme's Destiny" (similar to "The Funeral Of Qui-Gon"). I left off "A New Hope" because that beautiful french horn basically reprises "Binary Sunset".

    For the many other wonderful choices...

    The Force Theme Archive

    A New Hope (SE)
    Leia programs R2 [Imperial Attack, 2:21]
    Binary Sunset [Binary Sunset, 2:21]
    "He's nowhere in sight." [Binary Sunset, 3:27]
    "Come here my little friend." [Attack Of The Sand People, 2:47]
    "Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time." [Tales Of A Jedi Knight, 0:09]
    "The Force is what gives a Jedi his power." [Learn About The Force, 2:11]
    "Learn about the Force, Luke." [Learn About The Force, 3:53]
    "Wait, Luke, it's too dangerous!" [Burning Homestead, 0:58]
    Luke finds Owen & Beru's bodies [Burning Homestead, 1:30]
    "I want to come with you to Alderaan." [Mos Eisley Spaceport, 0:31]
    "Move along, move along." [Mos Eisley Spaceport, 1:53]
    "Chewie, get us outta here!"[The Millennium Falcon, 1:54]
    "Looks like an Imperial cruiser." [Imperial Cruiser Pursuit, 2:16]
    "This is ridiculous." [The Death Star/The Stormtroopers, 1:46]
    Obi-Wan's death [Ben Kenobi's Death, 0:00]
    "I can't believe he's gone." [TIE Fighter Attack, 1:01]
    "I'm gonna cut across the axis and try and draw their fire."[The Battle Of Yavin: X-wings Draw Fire, 1:11]
    "This is Red Five, I'm going in." [The Battle Of Yavin: X-wings Draw Fire, 1:31]
    "Watch your back Luke, watch your back." [The Battle Of Yavin: X-wings Draw Fire, 3:40]
    "I can't shake him." [The Battle Of Yavin: X-wings Draw Fire, 4:02]
    "Use the Force, Luke." [The Battle Of Yavin: Use The Force, 6:49]
    Medal Ceremony [The Throne Room, 0:17]

    The Empire Strikes Back (SE)
    Luke gets his lightsaber [The Wampa's Lair, 1:07]
    "You will go to the Dagobah system." [Vision of Obi-Wan, 4:52]
    "Begin retreat. Fall Back." [The Battle Of Hoth: Beneath The AT-AT, 10:21]
    "Much anger in him. Like his father." [Jedi Master Revealed, 0:09]
    "He is too old. Yes, too old to begin the training." [Jedi Master Revealed, 1:27]
    "I'm not afraid." [Jedi Master Revealed, 1:52]
    *not used in film [The Training Of A Jedi Knight, 1:06]
    "For my ally is the Force." [Yoda And The Force, 0:58]
    "Through the Force, things you will see..." [City In The Clouds, 2:23]
    "Even Yoda cannot see their fate." [Lando's Palace, 1:42]
    "And I'll return. I promise." [Lando's Palace, 3:17]
    *not used in film [Departure Of Boba Fett, 10:58]
    "Leia, hear me... Leia." [Rescue From Cloud City, 3:21]
    "I'll meet you at the rendezvous point on Tatooine." [The Rebel Fleet, 0:03]

    Return Of The Jedi
    The rancor picks up Luke [The Den Of The Rancor, 5:18]
    "Strong am I with the Force, but not that strong." [The Death Of Yoda, 2:52]
    "Your father he is." [The Death Of Yoda, 4:33]
    "Luke, the Force runs strong in your family." [The Death Of Yoda, 6:15]
    *not used in film [Obi-Wan's Revelation, 8:57]
    *not used in film [Obi-Wan's Revelation, 9:45]
    "Vader's on that ship." [Shuttle Tydirium Approaches Endor, 2:03]
    "I'm endagering the mission." [Shuttle Tydirium Approaches Endor, 2:41]
    Luke levitates C3PO [The Levitation, 0:19]
    3PO tells of Obi-Wan/Vader duel [T
  3. The-Tennis-Ball-Kid Jedi Youngling

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    Had you already posted this?

    Losing A Hand(Rescue From Cloud City) for me. Though Anakin Is Free is a very close second....

  4. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Yes, I did, but I realized that I had left out "Anakin Vs. Obi-Wan" from the choices. :p
  5. Indiana_Fett Jedi Padawan

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    I like the militaristic Force theme in Star Wars and the Revenge of the Sith.
  6. Cerrabore Jedi Padawan

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    Where's "Goodbye Old Friend"?

    EDIT: I finally realized how great "Binary Sunset" is. Voted.
  7. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    Binary Sunset and Light of the Force are the same too...

  8. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    For me, it is The Throne Room. It's one of the best statements of any Star Wars theme, in my opinion.

    Nothing tops that upbeat, militaristic, bombastic, brassy Force Theme with those pounding, offbeat string notes! :D
  9. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Well, "Binary Sunset" and "Light Of The Force" are musically very similar, but very different in the context of their place heard in the saga. The new cue in "A New Hope" has Luke in the same setting as eighteen years later...

    And enough people distinguished between these two cues in the last poll that I felt it was worth keeping both on the new poll.

    And even though I probably listen to "The Throne Room" more than "Binary Sunset", I put it second. Probably because I love the sentimental quality of the Force Theme. But there are so many great Force Theme cues, it would be almost impossible for me to make a top ten list. The opening of "Revenge Of The Sith" is right up there.
  10. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    "Binary Sunset".

    But I still love Attack of the sandpeople, as I said in the other thread... c'mon, it's the first time we meet Obi-Wan. Didn't it give you shivers when used in the ROTS teaser?
  11. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    It gave me even bigger goosebumps when it was used in the TPM teaser!
  12. GreenWrinklyYoda Jedi Master

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    I love Binary Sunset and militaristic Revenge of the Sith, but I chose Padme's Destiny. I guess it just resonated more with me
  13. outrider462004 Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 31, 2004
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    I don't know if I can vote. This is a hard one.
  14. Boba_Phat Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 29, 2000
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    It has to be the binary sunset scene. Whenever I think about this theme that scene is what comes to mind.
  15. MatthewZ Jedi Master

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    I voted for Throne Room.
  16. jadailyTCU Jedi Youngling

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    I love the action Force Theme cues from The Tide Turns, The Arena ("She would do her duty") and The Revenge of the Sith. And for me, there are few things as stirring as the three times (AotC, RotS, ANH) that we hear Binary Sunset. But Light of the Force carries the most power, in my opinion.
  17. Yodave27 Jedi Master

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    For me, it has to be Light of the Force. If taken as a whole, it's the first time in all six movies that there isn't a Sith trying to dominate all. And all it took to accomplish was the deaths of everyone who was a major character in the PT, with Anakin being the last. It's the symbolic end of the saga and I love it.
  18. Darth_SaberTooth Jedi Master

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    When Obi-Wan arrives at Utapau in ROTS.
  19. RurouniKJS Jedi Youngling

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    Heyyyyyy, that wasn't one of the CHOices!!! CHEATERRRRRR!!!

    Actually, though, that cue really made an impression on me, too.
  20. Tomtrek Jedi Youngling

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    I voted for "The tide turns". I love the mix of the force theme played over the Duel of the Fates ostinato rhythm. I wish Williams had played more themes over that rhythm.

    I also rather like it's use in "The Levitation" from RotJ, which is saddly edited short in the film.
  21. Sith-Destroyer88 Jedi Youngling

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    For me, it's definitely Light of the Force. It's just such a defining moment for the saga. When you hear that at the end and picture all that's happened throughout the movies and all the other numerous times the Force Theme has been played, it's just so satisfying and emotional hearing it played so powerfully for the final time. And when I say this, I mean the rendition heard on the soundtrack. It's a shame they replaced it for the scene in the movie.

    Binary Sunset and The Throne Room come in second and third, respectively. These are also great moments, because Binary Sunset is the frist time you hear the Force Theme play out fully, and The Throne Room version is just so upbeat and joyful.

    Oh yeah, and arrival at Utapau is the best unreleased cue. I want my Ultimate Edition ROTS soundtrack!
  22. Cloned_Sidious Jedi Knight

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    Other - The Emperor's Death.
  23. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    The first statement of Light of the Force is unused, right? That one made it my favorite in the last poll, not the second one that's really awfully close to Binary Sunset.

    But now, I don't know. I'm torn between Light of the Force, Revenge of the Sith and Escape from Cloud City. Well, and after Sithy's gushing, Throne Room, too.

    I will have to meditate on this.
  24. --Darth_Ganondorf-- Jedi Youngling

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    I loved the militaristic version of The Force Theme in The Revenge of the Sith from the very first time I heard it. Most of the Force Theme reneditions we had heard before were very smooth, flowing, and basically pretty. Now we have this bombast, upbeat, controlled arrrangement that we really haven't heard in that style all too much. That change in style from the usual made it that much more fun to listen to.
  25. Darth-Lutgerous Jedi Master

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    I picked Binary Sunset since it is the first time we have ever heard the Force Theme and the most memorable for me. I do enjoy listening to many of the other cues, especially The Throne Room and The Light of the Force.
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