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Favourite Star Wars theme Kai

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Seagoat , Feb 16, 2019.

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What is your favourite SW theme? (pick 3)

  1. Star Wars Main Title (AKA Luke's theme)

    17.9%
  2. The Force Theme/Binary Sunset

    53.6%
  3. Princess Leia's Theme

    14.3%
  4. Imperial March (AKA Darth Vader's theme)

    25.0%
  5. Yoda's Theme

    25.0%
  6. Duel of the Fates

    25.0%
  7. Across the Stars

    25.0%
  8. Battle of the Heroes

    14.3%
  9. Rey's Theme

    17.9%
  10. Other (please mention in your post!)

    21.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT/ST/Music Section Moderatator star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Hi, all!

    So, this is like the third or fourth time this thread's been made, but we've had more content released in the interim, and I've had an idea for a new format in which to do this thing, so let's try this out!

    To clarify first and foremost - the primary purpose of this thread is to discuss your favourite individual SW music piece, as opposed to entire OSTs

    So, the way this is gonna work now. Unfortunately, the way the boards are set up, we're only allowed 10 choices on the poll. That's not nearly enough for the rich menagerie of music the SW franchise has given us, so the first 9 options on this poll (taken from the previous one) are just some of the most notable, while the 10th choice is "other"

    You can pick up to 3 choices in the poll. You don't have to, but feel free to list those 3 that you picked, and if you wish, ranked in whatever order you like most

    As for other - damn, there are just so many key SW themes that can't fit in here. Palpatine's theme, droid army theme, Ewoks theme, March of the Resistance, and I'm barely scratching the surface of what Williams alone has given us. So if you select "other", please do let us know what that tune in your head is!

    Oh, and one other thing! I'll be regularly updating this post keeping track of how many times a particular theme is mentioned. Given so many great pieces could fall under "other", might be quite interesting to see if a theme or two could spring up, since we're going on a basis of threes here

    With the boring **** outta the way.... enjoy!
     
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  2. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aug 6, 2001
    What does Kai mean?
     
  3. Howard Hand

    Howard Hand Jedi Master star 4

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    Kai's Theme
     
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  4. HL&S

    HL&S Magistrate Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    As mentioned in the last thread, Han and Leia's theme is still my favorite.






    Duel of the Fates and Luke's Theme are probably 2nd and 3rd with Luke and Leia's theme not far behind.
     
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  5. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    And Ian did you vote for all three? :D
     
  6. HL&S

    HL&S Magistrate Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Indeed I did! I love just about every Star Wars theme, so some shuffle around in the ranking, but Han and Leia's theme is just simply my all time favorite.
     
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  7. Howard Hand

    Howard Hand Jedi Master star 4

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    The Rebellion is Reborn's theme
     
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  8. Jediking97

    Jediking97 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Jul 24, 2018
    The Force Theme
    Luke and Leia's Theme
    Rey's Theme
     
  9. lindaGarman

    lindaGarman Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 24, 2019
    Hello. My favorite theme from Star Wars is Imperial March. I know that this is the most popular music theme from the movie but I really like it. Also, I like Luke and Leia's Theme, Battle of the Heroes.
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  10. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I went with the Force theme, cos IMO that's (apart from the main opening theme) the most recognizably Star Wars theme. You hear that come in, and you KNOW what's coming. It's emotional, unique, and.....pretty much the perfect melody. It's the only bit of film score that to this day still gives me goosebumps, even after hearing it thousands of times!

    Honestly, it was hard to pick cos those are ALL fantastic, but if I have to choose just ONE...
     
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  11. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    One of the themes I wish we heard more is the one that played in RotJ when the rebel fleet was first approaching the Death Star. "Lock S-foils in attack position." "All craft, pull up!" "Enemy ships in sector 47." "It's a trap!"
     
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  12. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Such a great theme.
     
  13. StarYogi

    StarYogi Jedi Master star 2

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    Impossible to pick one.
    "The Asteroid Field" is high on the list.
     
  14. Drac39

    Drac39 Force Ghost star 6

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    Jul 9, 2002
    I know it's the most predictable answer but I went with the Binary Sunset/Force theme as well. It was the most powerful piece of music in the original and every time it has been reused it feels like a musical piece of lore. I agree with @DARTH_BELO I still get goosebumps when I hear it and that isn't an easy feat given the cynicism surrounding 'Star Wars'.
     
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  15. TheCloneWarsForever

    TheCloneWarsForever Force Ghost star 7

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    The title of this poll is missing a word, I think as it seems to be a "What's your favourite Williams SW theme?" poll. (And no, in 2020, that does not go without saying. There are lots of composers doing SW music nowadays, and some of them IMO have been doing a better job than Williams has in recent years.) So I will answer under that assumption.

    Among the listed choices, I'd go with Battle of the Heroes. It captures the Armageddon feel of the latter half of ROTS perfectly... and has kept that association by virtue of being one of the few major SW themes that hasn't been regurgitated to the point of nausea in other media.

    For long term nostalgia, I'll cite the Han and Leia theme in the "Other" category. I'm not sure if it makes the cut today but in its time, it was the most emotional and sweeping melody in ESB.

    I'll also give a nod to the Throne Room theme (ANH). It's one of the piece of the ANH OST that I can play over and over again.
    .
     
  16. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The Throne Room is not a theme. It's cue composed primarily of an arrangement of the Force theme.
     
  17. cratylus

    cratylus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    May 9, 2001
    That's called "Into the Trap."
     
  18. Jesta'

    Jesta' Jedi Knight star 3

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    My favorite theme is Enter Lord Vader
    That's a good one.
     
  19. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    "Enter Lord Vader" is a track title, not a theme. It's mostly non recurring motif material, aka just score without any of the themes or major motifs. Just going off the over 9 minute film version, which I may have obtained somewhere deep in the past, there are the following: A brief statement of the Imperial March when Anakin starts slaughtering the Separatist leaders, a very short snippet of the Force theme before a momentary use of the Emperor's theme, a few uses of the Palpatine's Seductions motif. That said, the full 9 minute track as it appears in the film contains some of my favorite ROTS score moments, especially the ending leading up to Anakin on Mustafar crying over what he's done. The brass is absolutely staggering. Goosebumps every time.
     
  20. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Chosen One star 7

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    Well actually that segment is made up of 3 separate cues. Enter Lord Vader (or Moving Things Along on the cue list) is the first, running to four minutes. It has that statement of the Imperial March. The OST version trims a few seconds, and removes a percussion layer of war drums. This version reinstates the full version:


    The second cue is Anakin's Dark Deeds, presented in full on the album, though wedded to a cutdown version of the following cue:


    Lastly, the one featuring everything from Obi-Wan and Yoda in the security room to that moment of Anakin crying is It Can't Be. There's a cutdown version appended to Dark Deeds on the album, but here's the full cue:
     
  21. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    .... yes I know. That's what I used to describe the various themes actually used. But Enter Lord Vader is still not a theme.
     
  22. dolphin

    dolphin Force Ghost star 5

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    The Luke and Leia theme is fantastic.
     
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  23. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    I almost lost it when they played the Luke and Leia theme at the end of ROS
     
  24. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    From a score perspective, one of the most excellent things about the ST has been opening up a bunch more uses of the Luke & Leia theme. Was so sad that such a great theme was only in one film.
     
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  25. Howard Hand

    Howard Hand Jedi Master star 4

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    I've got to say, The Rise of Skywalker is quickly becoming one of my favorite Star Wars themes. It's the perfect reflective, emotional note to end the saga on. It almost plays like Williams's love letter to the series.
     
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