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Which of the Star Wars Saga scores are your favorites?

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Strilo , Jan 28, 2020.

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Which of the Star Wars Saga scores are your favorites?

  1. The Phantom Menace

    45 vote(s)
    35.4%
  2. Attack Of The Clones

    17 vote(s)
    13.4%
  3. Revenge Of The Sith

    41 vote(s)
    32.3%
  4. A New Hope

    31 vote(s)
    24.4%
  5. The Empire Strikes Back

    76 vote(s)
    59.8%
  6. Return Of The Jedi

    18 vote(s)
    14.2%
  7. The Force Awakens

    5 vote(s)
    3.9%
  8. The Last Jedi

    6 vote(s)
    4.7%
  9. The Rise Of Skywalker

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. pellaeon01

    pellaeon01 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Revenge of the Sith is the best overall, with Empire in second.

    However, I think my single favorite track overall has to be Jedi's Fury from ROTJ.
     
  2. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Force Ghost star 5

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    I voted ROTS. I agree, ESB would be my second.

    Ultimately I feel there are gems to be had in each and every film, but I guess those two are the ones that are just a delight from beginning to end.

    I am actually kinda surprised how many votes TPM got. Other than Duel of the fates (and I guess the Trade Federation theme) I don't see what others are all that memorable-at least not compared to many others.
     
  3. dolphin

    dolphin Chosen One star 5

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    Return of the Jedi because it features the ‘greatest hits’ from the entire trilogy.


    Where is Shadow of the Empire (N64 game) on this list? :)
     
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  4. maranatusIX

    maranatusIX Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Anakin's theme.
    Qui-gon's theme.
    The arrival at Tatooine.
    Darth Sidious.
    The tide turns/the death of Darth Maul.
    Flag Parade.
    Darth Sidious and Darth Maul
    Augie's municipal band.
    Out of all the recent scores. It seems William's had the most fun with Episode I.
     
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  5. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Force Ghost star 5

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    Honestly, the only ones of those I consider "memorable" (which is what I judge my opinions on scores by) are Flag Parade and Augie's Municipal Band-other than the obvious ones I listed. I won't deny that TPM has some great work by JW, but in terms of favorites in the SW films, it's my 2nd least (TLJ is my least).
     
  6. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I was really surprised with how much I liked TROS’ when I listened to it a week or two ago, it felt like 90% Imperial March in the theatre. Anthem of Evil is a standout.
     
  7. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 10

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    Or Dark Forces, which features SW music in 32 bit digital form.
     
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  8. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Those are not Saga films. This poll is for Saga films, of which there are 9. Shadows of the Empire is over on the "Anthology" scores poll thread.

    Now that I think about it, there could be a video games poll like this. Someone would have to help assemble the list of ten choices, as I know nothing about the Star Wars video game music.
     
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  9. C.Roach

    C.Roach Jedi Master star 2

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    1. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

    2. STAR WARS

    3. RETURN OF THE JEDI
     
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  10. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 10

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    Empire is my favorite soundtrack ever, along with Superman the Movie.
     
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  11. Darth__Lobot

    Darth__Lobot Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    John Williams is just absolutely amazing. There's probably a real argument to be made that he's not only by far the most talented person to work on Star Wars - he might be the most talented person to work in the film industry in the last 50 years.

    I don't mean this as an insult to George Lucas or any of the other incredibly talented people who worked on Star Wars - I just think Williams is THAT good.

    He's behind so many pieces of iconic movie music that I can't come close to remembering them all.
     
  12. paradigmes

    paradigmes Jedi Knight star 3

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    John Williams is composer of calibre that we may not see again for a long time. His genius I believe is to be able to understand and fit a tune or melody to a film or character that feels so right, that it hard to imagine any other piece of music going with it. He manages to put the right space opera theme to Star Wars, adventure theme to Indiana Jones, magic theme to Harry Potter, so that you think of those things, space, adventure and magic.
     
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  13. sxnofthesuns

    sxnofthesuns Jedi Padawan

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    I voted for AOTC, but for me it's tied with ROTS. Across the Stars is just one of my favorite pieces of music ever, let alone in Star Wars. ROTS brings together all my favorite themes from the movies, both old and new, and its score is incredible.
     
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  14. My young Padawan

    My young Padawan Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Let me begin by saying that I had an incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see John Williams and the Los Angeles Film Harmonic perform live at the Hollywood Bowl last night. It was amazing. I shared the experience with my son, which made it even more memorable. We were just discussing our favorite John Williams Star Wars soundtrack albums, and we both agreed that it is very difficult to choose only one. We decided to choose our top three, and rank them accordingly. Mine are TPM, ANH and ROTJ. His are ROTS, TLJ and ANH. Please join us in this fun exercise. May the Force be with you!
     
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  15. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 10

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    ESB, ANH and ROTS
     
  16. My young Padawan

    My young Padawan Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    I find it to be so interesting that ESB is my favorite Star Wars film, but for some reason the music is not even among my top three favorite choices. Thanks for the reply, Christopher. Great choices.
     
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  17. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 10

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  18. themoth

    themoth Force Ghost star 5

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    My choices too.
     
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  19. Alexrd

    Alexrd Chosen One star 6

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    ROTS, ANH and ROTJ.
     
  20. My young Padawan

    My young Padawan Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Interesting. So far, I am the only one who has not selected ROTS as one of the top three.
     
  21. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin (2007-2023) - She Held Us Together star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    LAJ edit - thread title fixed at user's request.
     
  22. My young Padawan

    My young Padawan Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Thanks, Fett!
     
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  23. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin (2007-2023) - She Held Us Together star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No problem!
     
  24. silentfault

    silentfault Jedi Knight star 2

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    RotS, ESB, TPM
     
  25. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    RotJ, ANH, ESB
     
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