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  1. Am I mistaken or isn't the potential third motif being discussed part of that scene as well (playing right before his second theme and then in parallel with it, as in the TFA finale)? I'm not sure if calling it a motif or theme is accurate (I agree I wouldn't know what it signifies specifically that the other two don't), but it certainly seems to be related to Kylo's two themes, even if it doesn't always play at the same time. Perhaps a good comparison would be the rhythmic section that opens the Imperial March - what do we usually call that?
  2. I don’t think a win is impossible, depending on the competition and quality of the score. If Disney decides to make a big deal of it, the fact that this is his last SW score and he hasn’t won in 26 years could be compelling narratives for voters.
  3. Trying to avoid the trailer but always like hearing the music. Seems like this might be a quality upload of the music only? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1neOF-mYgk As for the end bit, Dies Irae vs. Kylo's theme, it might technically be Dies Irae but the way it starts out is clearly meant to evoke Kylo's theme. Certainly the same kind of instrumentation you always hear. Not that it matters of course. Anyone reading into that is wasting their time. Highly doubtful the people making the trailer know all that much more about the movie than anyone else does, and they definitely have no idea what JW's score will sound like. Have they even started recording yet?
  4. Little late here, but Abrams has stated that "Who's Luke Skywalker?" was a line from Rey when she meets Finn that was reshot and replaced with "Luke Skywalker, I thought he was a myth."
  5. Finally saw Williams perform and I must say I really spoiled myself here. Seeing him conduct the last 15 minutes of ET with Steven mfing Spielberg on stage will be something I’ll never forget.
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    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    Also, the Rebel fanfare is teased throughout, with these being potential quotes :59-1:17 1:48-2:11 -- :31 also seems to be a hint but probably doesn't count. The leitmotivic sense is beside the point (I believe that was a discussion that's been had). I just mean usually you'd see a distinction made between Rey's theme A, Rey's theme intro, Rey's theme B, etc. in write ups like this.
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    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    Is this the Imperial theme? The brass in Spaceport at 1:04 Also, the list is great. One question, would it make sense to distinguish between Han Searching A and B section?
  8. Yep, that bit in Corellia Chase got me thinking of their connection in the first place. Good stuff.
  9. Here’s a question, it’s seems like people feel like the two main sections of Han’s theme are melodically different enough to be separate ideas, but what about the third section? To my untrained ears, it sound like a halfway point between the two - like it could be a B section to either theme. So what’s the analysis of the third section from people who understand music composition?
  10. This all makes sense to me, though I'm not sure why the B-section of the main title qualifies and Rey's doesn't.
  11. So where do we end up on the "is it two themes or two parts of one theme" debate now that we've all heard it? I'm no expert, but from what I hear there is a first distinct melody (the "heroic" one), then another (the "searching"), then finally a third (which is more clearly a counter melody to the "searching"). The fact that the searching theme seems to have it's own B section makes me think that it's two themes, but then again the searching theme itself feels like a B section to the heroic theme. I don't know, I really don't know much about this stuff. All I know is that Rey's theme has like 5 different sections, so I'm inclined to say they're all just parts of one theme.
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    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    I'd definitely like to see another composer take the next non-Williams SW film, though if they do a sequel to Solo I really want Powell back. I'd rather SW not fall into the Marvel trap of "new composer, new themes for all the characters!"
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    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    One of my favorite little cameos is the Rebel fanfare here: from 1:49-2:11
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    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    Okay, so anyone who's listened to the soundtrack will know I'm talking about "Reminiscence Therapy." Starts with a Death Star motif, goes into a bit from "Imperial Cruiser Pursuit," then "Attacking a Star Destroyer," then later has "Tie Fighter Attack (Here They Come)," various bits of "The Asteroid Field," some of which he does some cool variations on, and that stuff that sounds like "The Battle of Crait," which admittedly is also in the title suite Williams composed. I will say, on first impression of the soundtrack, Powell's best use of an existing theme is the main title when Solo sees the Falcon for the first time ("L3 & Millennium Falcon"), and in general I appreciate his use and interpretations of that theme and the Rebel fanfare, which is what I was hoping for from him in that regard (and little or no Force theme). I really like Han's theme, and am still trying to get into the other stuff, but I like it too, and melodically find it fits very well into the existing Star Wars soundscape.
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    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    Nope! Just wasted 2+ hours of my day looking. The worst part was I went to stores where it *said* it was in stock but there weren’t any there.
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