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Themes that Recur in Later Episodes

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Emperor Ferus, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. Emperor Ferus

    Emperor Ferus Chosen One star 7

    Jul 29, 2016
    One I noticed today was The Emperor's Death in the original ROTS trailer. It seems to both parallel the redemption of Anakin and fall of the Empire of by showing the opposite of both and also foreshadow his later return from the dark side.

    Starts right when Palpatine says, "Every single Jedi is now an enemy of the Republic."

    What other themes have you noticed that are played after their debut and what do they symbolize/represent?
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  2. oierem

    oierem Jedi Master star 4

    Mar 18, 2009
    Do you mean within the films or outside the films? Because, obviously, all the themes are used recurringly (after their debut) within the films.
    Also, The Emperor's Death is not a "theme", but rather a cue featuring a theme.
    Most SW trailers use cues from earlier films. I don't think they represent anything other than "it sounds appropriate".
  3. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Feb 2, 2015
    perhaps the most obvious one is the Rebel fanfare, used to symbolize "fighting back" against evil.

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