Why Does Yoda's Theme Play On Bespin?

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by han_solo_321, Mar 26, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Moderators: Darth_Nub
  1. han_solo_321 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 14, 2002
    star 4
    When the heros are escapeing cloud city why is Yoda's theme playing while they are trying to escape? Yoda isn't there!
  2. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

    Member Since:
    Jun 14, 2001
    star 10
    Same reason why it plays when Anakin knocks out Geonosians in a factory Yoda has never seen. It sounds good.

    Wasn't there another theme someplace else also, that played in the absence of its main purpose?


    But in this instance, maybe it's there to show that things have gone wrong now, just as Yoda expected/ foresaw.

    or it just sounds good ;)
  3. Ogmios22188 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 12, 2004
    star 4
    Yeah, maybe to show that things are going like Yoda said. Also, to show his overall importance to the scenes that are happening and the time Luke spent with him. It's also just an important theme in The Empire Strikes Back.
  4. Drac39 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 9, 2002
    star 6
    It`s cool to ad when JW is running low on ideas and it works in those scenes
  5. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2002
    star 6
    Why Does Yoda's Theme Play On Bespin?

    The same reason why Leia's Theme plays after Obi-Wan's death :p
  6. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

    Member Since:
    Jun 14, 2001
    star 10
    Thanks, Terr, that was it.

    But at least she's present there :p
  7. Jeff 42 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Sep 14, 1998
    star 5
    Same reason why it plays when Anakin knocks out Geonosians in a factory Yoda has never seen. It sounds good.

    Wrong. The reason it plays in the factory scene is because AotC wasn't finished in time for JW to score the whole thing, causing some scenes to have horrendously edited cues thrown together from TPM or (in this case) other parts of AotC's score.
  8. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

    Member Since:
    Jun 14, 2001
    star 10
    then the editor still decided it sounded good
    just not Williams
  9. Neil_S_Bulk Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 8, 2003
    star 1
    Well since it says "Music by John Williams" and not "Music by Kenneth Wannberg's decision", the placement in AOTC is clearly not there for the same reason the theme is played during the scenes in Empire.

    My guess is he likes to work with themes and motifs developed for a film and work with them in that film. IN Empire he didn't feel the need to only play Yoda music when Yoda is on screen. I guess that's why he also has Clark Kent's music playing over the destruction of Krypton in Superman - The Movie.

    Neil
  10. Obi_Frans Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 31, 2003
    star 4
    Well since it says "Music by John Williams" and not "Music by Kenneth Wannberg's decision", the placement in AOTC is clearly not there for the same reason the theme is played during the scenes in Empire.

    Ultimately - it is though.

    It's there because it sounds good with the moment we see onscreen, it doesn't matter who put it there.

    - O_F
Moderators: Darth_Nub
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.