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  1. Glad I'm not the only one. Honestly, I watched the trailer for the first time, that rendition started and I was like..."Well that's kind of fun, isn't it?" Regardless of if there should be...it's a bit late to start a standard now of all times isn't it? I'm just confused as to why this trailer music is a particularly sore spot for you if so many of the other trailers had subpar music anyways. So, I'm not an expert on the Star Wars scores, but if the studio came to you (Not you specifically by the way @The Five Tones I am shifting topics) and said: "We want a really special version of the Main Title to close out the final trailer." What would you give them? Is there a unique rendition of the Main Title already done for any of the past eight scores that could be tracked in?
  2. EDIT: Wait. Sorry. Are you asking, what is the point of what I'm saying...or what is the point of trailers compressing scenes for time to get through as fast as possible?
  3. I appreciate your passion for the series. I'll just leave it at that. Star Wars as a series has never really stood out to me and nor have their trailers, but I am quite glad it has for you and a lot of other people. The music of the series, however, does stand out and is something I will always cherish. Not to the extent that I have an issue with someone doing a cool rendition of the theme for a silly movie trailer though. I used to try and figure out what trailers could mean for a film, but in the last decade all trailers have gone so downhill that there's no way to know how a movie is going to turn out until I see it. I can only think of one single trailer I saw this year that legitimately impressed me. Precisely. Honestly it's quite amazing just how many Blockbuster and other trailers fall into this exact pattern. Even some of the recent Star Wars trailers follow this formula to an extent.
  4. This scene will not edited this way in the final film. Good grief. There is next to no reason to judge a film's color grading, visual effects, and especially editing from a trailer. Trailers compress time and manipulate lines and scenes to get to the point as fast as possible.
  5. Have you seen almost all movie trailers today? Hardly any of them accurately represent their films anymore. Almost all trailers follow a formula. Star Wars has never been an exception to this really.
  6. Personally. Didn't care for the music in the first half, but during the second half...Idk...I couldn't help but feel it. I dug it. Hearing all the negativity though, I'm curious, and I'm not trying to be hostile...what would you guys here have wanted tracked in from the other 8 films / how could the trailer house have composed it better? I know we have talented composers here and i'd be curious to hear what some might come up with. Why though? What's wrong with it? It's just a trailer. It's not like this will appear in this manner in the actual film. Although, if it does (but recorded by Williams) I will laugh my ass off, out loud, in the theater.
  7. I don’t disagree with you on that with certain respects. I thought Luke, Rey, Kylo we’re done fantastically. Everything with Finn, Poe, Rose, etc. all felt...wrong somehow when compared to TFA to me personally. I’m glad that you enjoyed all of that though. I just wish I did. Trust me, I’m running low on energy with this all as well. Lol. I like you Sweeping Strings! Lol.
  8. That certainly wasn’t made very clear. Regardless it’s almost the same Arc and was done quite poorly. Also had an issue with Poe who seems to be highly valued or doesn’t have an issue taking orders in TFA to being someone who won’t listen even to Leia. Ridiculous. The Rey and Kyle scenes were fine though. I’ll give you that. I am generalizing. But so is a lot of the fandom. I don’t see much acknowledgement (not here necessarily, but in general, online) that TFA did anything remotely good if you believe it’s a rehash. Or that TLJ did anything remotely good if you believe if was disrespectful to the rest of the series. Both movies have VERY good things about them. Again though. I generalize because it’s basically all I ever see. Which is why I confusingly ask: What does the fandom actually want? I honestly don’t know.
  9. So... Okay. Let me preface my main thoughts with ALL of this: I have never given a damn about Star Wars and never understood what all the fuss was about. My very first Star Wars film was Episode 3, because I was bored and everything else at the theater was not remotely interesting to me. I then didn't see the rest of them until MANY years later...and still didn't understand what all the fuss was about. They're fine blockbuster popcorn movies, in my opinion. I do understand the legacy for sound, music, and visual effects and how revolutionary it is for filmmaking, but from a story and character stand point, I don't find the originals particularly groundbreaking in that regard, but again...I didn't see them in my childhood so I've likely seen a lot of things influenced by Star Wars before I saw Star Wars. Now, I watched The Force Awakens and utterly adored it. A series that never appealed to me even after I watched it felt like it was fully alive when I saw TFA. That's my own opinion. I'm aware most people who enjoy the OT and even the PT did not like TFA since it's "a rehash" of ANH. Then you get The Last Jedi, which, despite my love for TFA, I also really did not like. I found myself hating it for other reasons than the OT people though. I think TLJ is an awful sequel, specifically for Force Awakens. Many of the characters take full 180s compared to their journeys in TFA (Finn, for example, tries to run in TFA and changes by the end, finding a home in the Resistance...only to have the same story arc again in Last Jedi) . My main point is: What do people actually even want from this franchise anymore? It seems that more of the same is a rehash and unoriginal and it seems that changing things (again, despite my agreement on the sub par quality of Last Jedi for OTHER reasons) is an insult to the franchise. People don't want the OT characters to die, but they obviously can't be around forever...I just...I don't know how people who consider themselves fans find any enjoyment out of the franchise when they don't even seem to know what they want. The fandom is remarkably toxic and confusing and I'm very glad I am not part of it. As far as this trailer is concerned. I'm cautiously optimistic. I'm of the belief that J.J. breathed new life into this series and I hope he brings it back around. It could be bad, absolutely though. At the end of the day, to me, all of Star Wars is just another big blockbuster popcorn franchise and that's about it. It's fun. I expect it'll measure up just fine. I certainly hope it does. It could go either way at this point. I don't know how people enjoy being a Star Wars fan if they hate more of the same and hate anything different. Reading through the internet about this has been utterly depressing. I am very disappointed in all the super negativity over 2.5 minutes of footage in an age where the trailers hardly represent their respective films. End of rant. I am ready to be destroyed by the internet. End me. Now, something actually controversial for this forum specifically. I actually enjoyed the rendition during the second half of the trailer...
  10. Because a majority of people don't know film score terminology. They also call everything a "theme" regardless of if it's actually a motif or an actual theme.
  11. Thanks Jay. That’s the quote I was trying to track down.
  12. Edited my above post. Their archival site has both Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets trailers listed on their resume and credits them as Composers. So they certain had some hand in something. Personally, I wouldn't be surprised. https://web.archive.org/web/20080608082734/http://www.magicboxmusic.com/virtualresume/
  13. It's possible it could have been done by Magic Box Music way back in the day. They were collaborators on the Potter trailers for a LONG time. Let me check the archive of their site. I recall there being a post about it or something. EDIT: Magic Box Music (John Sponsler and Tom Gire) have Sorcerer's Stone listed on their site in their credits. Listed as composers. It's possible maybe they had some Stingers or something used. Or perhaps they did some arrangements. I have mentioned this previously, but they are the ones who wrote the intro before Double Trouble kicks in in the Teaser track from PoA
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