Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Strilo
, Feb 8, 2016.
I think there needs to be an "All of the Above" option.
Revenge of the Sith. So much emotion and variety.
I can't pick!
I must say, I am surprised to see how low a rating ANH gets here. I voted for ROTS, but I could have expected to see more votes for ANH, what with all the iconic themes and it being the true original and everything...
It's Empire Strikes Back. The introduction of the Imperial March is groundbreaking.
Revenge Of The Sith
It's a tie between ANH, ESB, ROTJ, TPM, and TFA in first place followed by ROTS in 2nd place, AOTC in 3rd place, and R1 in last place.
I'm surprised ROTS has gotten so many votes. It is a fine soundtrack, but honestly I don't think it is even close to being as good as ESB or ANH. In fact, in some of it's most emotional moments, it simply cribs material directly from ESB, taking material directly from the Bespin lightsaber duel (perhaps at Lucas' request, similar to how he requested that the Sarlac battle in ROTJ crib material from the ANH battle music.)
This poll is only for Saga films....
The Empire Strikes Back because of the themes it introduced (The Imperial March, Yoda's Theme, Han Solo and the Princess, Lando's Palace. etc) and its successful integration of previous themes.
Empire Strikes Back. You get the intro of the Imperial March and the entire score once they get to Cloud City and on is just a joy to hear and it all accompanies the film so well.
I can see an argument for any film though. One could say that the most important character in any Star Wars film is the music.
Wow. Hard one.
The original Star Wars soundtrack, of course, set the standard, and I still own my original vinyl album of it. It was just a complete revelation in movie music for 11-12 year old me. I think that soundtrack has to stand out on its own above everything else.
Of the remainders, I think ESB stands out for its introduction of the Imperial March and the Han and Leia theme. It's one I keep on my iPhone all the time. Likewise, I find I listen to the TFA soundtrack all the time. Rey's theme, The March of the Resistance, the Jedi Steps.... they all sound really great, and I think they stand with the best of the themes.
As a whole, ESB. The love theme, Yoda's theme, Bespin theme, they are just superb. I really like the love theme in AOTC, the music during Order 66 in ROTS, the music of Vader and Luke fighting in ROTJ, Jabba’s Baroque Recital in ROTJ, the Ewok theme in ROTJ, and, well- dern near everything! It's hard to choose when it comes to John Williams, but I guess I do have to go with ESB as a whole.
I'd say Empire deserves a good nod for introducing a lot of iconic tracks but Revenge was the tits as far as I'm concerned.
I like the new hope one, is there a video or sound file that has all the 7 sound tracks ??!!
- Gustavo Woltmann
My absolute favorite is the force theme, when Luke stares at the binary suns in the distance. And it's also my most favorite moment of all movies... :")
I chose A New Hope. I believe A New Hope has the best soundtracks simply because it has the ones we're most familiar with such as Cantina Band, TIE Fighter Attack, Princess Leia Theme, Throne Room, etc.
I'll take Beauty and the Beast for the whole soundtrack, but Once Upon a Dream is the best song
The Secret of NIMH counts and is my favorite.
Empire Strikes Back.
I think it's the best film score of all-time. It builds upon the already amazing score of the original film superbly, while creating several new and amazing themes. Williams uses all of these new themes so efficiently too. I don't think there's a boring part of the score; I can hum the entire score & pin point a musical piece to where it fits in the film.
ESB > ANH > ROTS > TPM > ROTJ > TFA > AOTC > Rogue One
Rogue One's score was really disappointing. It felt like generic Star Wars knock-off music, like the stuff you'd hear in the "How It Should Have Ended" video or any other parody. It sucks because I know Giacchino could've done better, the scores for The Incredibles & Dr Strange are fantastic.
ROTS is the best for me
Definitely ESB. We get so many new themes along with excellent renditions of the original SW motifs. The Imperial March, Snowspeeder theme, Yoda and the Force, the asteroid chase, Han and Leia's love theme. So hard to beat...John Williams was at his peak in the early 80s.
ANH will always have a special place in my heart. I listened to that soundtrack SO MUCH. But ESB. It's got the original themes, but it also introduces some absolute classics. So.... ESB>ANH>TFA>All the Rest.
Revenge of the Sith one for obvious reasons. Its overloaded with an epic themes. I can't remember an ost from it that sounds bland and pale. All of these tracks are unique, epic and SW as hell. Of course, nothing can beat an Imperial March, but none of the other episodes has such a complete score, in my opinion.