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Who else loves "The Imperial March ****"?

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by JediJenSkywalker, Jan 12, 2003.

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  1. JediJenSkywalker

    JediJenSkywalker Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I love it I like to listen to it on my AOTC CD! I always turn up ROTJ or EBS or AOTC when the song comes on! :D

    GK edit: OK, enough is enough. The point has been made, and this horse is dead. MOST of the tracks, cues and themes in film score are not SONGS. In honor of Halibut's return, I am locking this thread. Let's talk about the Imperial March elsewhere. [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=9392468]Imperial March - Origin[/link] is one place to start. [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=8268014]The Best Scene Using the Imperial March[/link] would be a good place for much of this praise. Thanks. :)
     
  2. Blast

    Blast Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Theres an Imperial March Song? :p :p :p

    Ill let someone else correct her.
     
  3. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think it goes something like this:

    (Words follow the melody of the horns)

    Here I come, a dark-Lord-of-the-Sith
    There you go falling down-on-the-floor
    Clutching your throat as you choke-to-death, oh yeah
    As you choke-to-death, oh yeah
    Falling down on your knees.
    Captain Piett you're an Admiral now, oh yeah
    So don't fail me now, oh yeah --
    A dark Lord of the Sith


    ;)

    :p
     
  4. Sithman

    Sithman Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    [face_laugh] @ Ken

    Song? What song? What're the lyrics, JediJenSkywalker? ;)
     
  5. stradman

    stradman Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Ken, I love it!
    where did you dig it up?

    Jen, if you were talking about the Imperial March theme, yes that is great as well. I especially like it when JW slowed the tempo in AOTC and added the triplets in the low brass
     
  6. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ahh...

    I just made it up. I mean a song has to have words, right? ;)
     
  7. stradman

    stradman Jedi Youngling star 3

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    sounds good to me.
     
  8. batvader

    batvader Jedi Youngling star 3

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    hah, good one (I refer to Kanobi's lyrics)

    Riddle me this: Why some people keep calling score tracks or themes as ''songs''...damn :)
     
  9. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wasn't it Mastage that was all militant about this? The music from film scores are called CUES or TRACKS. They are not called songs.

     
  10. Sithman

    Sithman Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    That was halibut. :D
     
  11. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, it'd be nice if Halibut would come back. Then we wouldn't have to keep reminding people about this. :)
     
  12. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    We could put a note at the top of the forum, like the GSFF has the note about not using German / English online translators...

     
  13. TwiLekJedi

    TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    (after we put that up, we still got two or so who did use them. but then again, we barely got any visitors at all.
    but it's worth a try. It may help. who asks Kadue? ;))
     
  14. stradman

    stradman Jedi Youngling star 3

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    some people have never been told the difference, so everything is a song to them. I too was once like that. Then I became a music major and people really grilled it out of me.
     
  15. TenorAprentice

    TenorAprentice Jedi Padawan star 4

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    true, but I think that we just lost a new visitor... oops.

    sorry Jen! We still love you! Come back....
     
  16. DarthBaconBarm

    DarthBaconBarm Jedi Youngling

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    I also cannot understand why some people get so excited when someone uses the word 'song' instead of 'cue' or 'track' or whatever....
    I mean good god, the ammount of people here who use the word 'leitmotif' like they know what it means is incredible.
    Stop using the linear notes like it's a music textbook.
     
  17. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This is a place where many folks who love music, JW & Star Wars music in particular, come to talk. These people come from many different ages and backgrounds. Some are well-versed in music theory.

    I think we can all learn from and benefit one another. The point about not over-reacting to mis-use of terms is well-taken. On the other hand, I think it is respectful to try to use the correct terms.

    People who lurk a bit and read the FAQ will pick up on some of this "etiquette" quickly. Most of the regulars here who point out these mis-uses do so with tongue-in-cheek humor. :p Occasional frustration is seen too, however.

    I don't think it's anything to get worked up about one way or the other. :)
     
  18. rodan70

    rodan70 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    When we were waiting in line to buy the AOTC action figures in the Carbondale, Illinois Wal-Mart, They had the soundtrack playing on the isle they were setting up on. We were about 2 feet away from the speaker and I'll never forget the feeling I got when I heard that being played. Except for the unbelivable pain I had from the Newly sprained ankle I had. It was the moment that made it better than Episode I.
     
  19. batvader

    batvader Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Well, sometimes calling a score track/cue/theme/whatever a ''song'' is hilarious to me (note the smile in my post when I note that). Here's the second verse to Kenobi's lyrics:

    Here comes the big bad Lord of the Sith
    Yeah, yeah, baby he's the Lord of the Sith
    Cower in your holes, protect your throat, obey
    cause he's the Lord of the Sith
    Run away, your defenses are in vain
    You are choked
    by the Lord of the Sith (repeated)
     
  20. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hey, we could team up with JW and write his lyrics for him!

    Just like Bernie Taupin & Elton John.






    ok....



    um......





    maybe not.

    :p






     
  21. TenorAprentice

    TenorAprentice Jedi Padawan star 4

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  22. robfett

    robfett Jedi Master star 4

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    I try to listen to it every day on my (yes it's on there AOTC soundtrack). What a song. :D
     
  23. batvader

    batvader Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Maybe we should get a job for the Star Wars Broadway Musical.
     
  24. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My head is suddenly filled with the voice of Bill Murray singing...

    Star Wars, nothing but Star Wars....

    :eek:
     
  25. 1stAD

    1stAD Jedi Youngling star 5

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    What if you guys just compromised and called them "instrumental songs?" [face_mischief]
     
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