Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Seagoat
, Aug 2, 2017.
How do we know that is from the film and not just trailer music?
Because it's an actual scene from the movie and not a trailer. And then there's John Powell's confirmation.
Nice. That's cool! I am not gonna watch though. I prefer to know as little as possible when I see films anymore.
0:18 - 0:38 - a style new to the franchise. I like that.
Do not like the Luke Theme/Rebel Fanfare from 0:38 onward. News to me that Luke Skywalker or the Rebellion is part of this story. Thematic integrity still seems to be a lost art in this Disney era.
Ditto for the copy-paste music from 0 - 0:15. If I want to relive the ESB asteroid chase, I'll watch ESB.
tv spot Scored by Powell?
“TV Spot? Where?!”
Looks like the title tracks have been leaked for the OST
Indeed. Nothing quiet so spoilery as "Qui-Gon's Noble End", but I'll tag them just in case
Solo talk from 35:30 to 45:00
I hate to say, but I just got back from seeing it, and I found the music mostly unmemorable. Not quite as good as RO's score, but still fine enough. JW's composition for Han's theme was of course fantastic, and I loved the music associated with
but otherwise, nothing much stuck out to me aside from returning themes
Hope others can enjoy the score more than I did
Aside from JW's Han Theme, the Han/Kira theme (Lando's Closet) is really a standout.
Powell killed it with this theme. Really wish we would've heard more than two tracks worth of this theme throughout the soundtrack.
Seagoat, I find that scores rarely stand out on first viewing. Even John Williams' scores need time for me to get used to them and pay attention. Most films the first time I see them, I barely notice the score cuz I am engrossed in the story. I will say that I did notice the music here and there in a positive manner. It certainly seems to work well in the film as underscore. Nothing distracted me from the film for sure, which is always good.
Marauders is lit!!!
Best and most memorable theme was the Maul theme , not even sure it appears on the CD release score oddly enough. I think Rogue One had a better composer( Michael Giacchino) and we had some memorable new Imperial suite themes(like Krennic) that really stood out that you could hum or whatever and of course we had that "Hope" theme in Rogue One .
The Marauders' theme was really memorable to me after the first viewing! Myself and my friend (who has the uncanny ability to remember film scores after one viewing and can name film composers based just on hearing a tiny clip of music) really enjoyed how Powell's score fit with the movie.
I thought Powell did an admirable job. The soundtrack didn't standout but did its job nonetheless. My favorite parts were the callbacks to OT themes.
John Powell is a far better composer than Michael Giacchino.
Although I was excited by the choice of composer for Rogue One in Michael Giacchino (I'm a big fan), I was disappointed by the score itself. I know how fast it was written, so there are mitigating circumstances for that, and it does the job. But it's not really much more than by-the-numbers, lacking the deeper thematic layers a SW score really needs. Being a fan of John Powell's intricate and atmospheric work on the Bourne films, I was cautiously optimistic, though apart from his scores for various animated flicks had never heard anything orchestral that seemed to 'fit" with him being a logical successor to John Williams. Well, dammit, whoever at LF chose him was right! Okay, so there is a lot of input from Williams, both in the form of Han's theme and many and various quotes from the OT, but Powell's own contributions are both seamless and have a character all their own. I love the Qi'ra/Han love theme, the ominous three-note descending refrain that signals oncoming villainy and - standout - Enfys Nest's theme. That semi-chaotic, choral character theme is both sinister and uplifting, especially after you know who Nest really is! The train heist action music is also thrilling. The way Powell gives Tie Fighter Attack a bombastic overhaul - together with quotes from the Asteroid Field sequence from TESB - is air-punchingly good. I've only listened to the album three times so far, but I'm loving it. A really fine soundtrack that this time feels as if cinematic Star Wars has found its true heir.
Congrats John Powell on joining the Star wars musical family, and I truly hope you are asked back to score future movies.
John Powell has officially staked his claim as the next "court composer" for Star Wars. I've been listening to the soundtrack on repeat since Thursday night and it's one of the very best scores I've heard in a long time in addition to being a great SW score. Powell ticks off all the necessary boxes...
Original themes: Qi'ra's love theme (an all-timer), Chewie's theme, and Marauders/Enfys Nest's theme
Re-arrangements of Williams: "Reminiscence Therapy," "Corellia Chase," "L3 & Millennium Falcon,"
Action scene accompaniment: "Into the Maw," "Train Heist" (also Reminiscence Therapy and Corellia Chase of course)
Big emotional cues: "Lando's Closet," "The Good Guy," "Good Thing You Were Listening"
In-universe pop music: "Chicken in the Pot"
He captured the spirit of JW's Star Wars compositions while adding new wrinkles such as the Bulgarian women's choir, which reminded me of Joseph LoDuca's work in Xena: Warrior Princess (don't laugh! the music was great!). Powell should get first dibs on whatever SW movie he wants to score next.
The Solo score didn't really hit me during the screening, apart from Enfys Nest's theme. I have had chance to have a listen through now in isolation and I really like it. Some nice interweaving of classic themes.
I especially like "Is This Seat Taken?" because it is a lovely theme in the tradition of classic heist movies. I could almost imagine it in The Thomas Crown Affair, The Italian Job, Ocean's Eleven or Mission Impossible, played during those clever montage type scenes when the heist is underway and each heist member is doing their thing.
Have a listen and see if you can see what I mean.
Yep, pretty much what happened
I dunno why I fell for the same trick a fourth time lol. Found all the movie scores so far underwhelming the first time, had a chance to listen to them again later, and boom, I love them
Powell did a really, really good job. I do still ultimately prefer Giacchino's RO score, but Solo's is solid
If anybody wants real chills, play "L3 and Millenium Falcon" from the Solo score, and time the rousing Star Wars theme bit at 1:39 to footage of Luke turning round at the end of The Force Awakens.
You can thank me later.
I've listened to this score a few times and there's nothing groundbreaking. Overall it felt more Pirates of the Caribbean than Star Wars. Lando's Closet is sweet to listen to.