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  1. BTR1701

    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    What legal reasons? All they had to do was pay the ASCAP fee. Simple.
  2. BTR1701

    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    I very much disagree. When music is recorded in separate chunks that way, it sounds 'wrong' to me. I can never put my finger on exactly what is off, but it doesn't sound like an orchestra should. It doesn't sound like a real performance by a full orchestra.
  3. BTR1701

    John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)

    These scores don't just exist in a vacuum. They complement films which are part of a larger universe and that universe has already been musically established. It would be odd indeed for a STAR WARS score to be completely divorced from the larger universe to which it belongs. It's like questioning why every movie has to have stormtroopers in it, or the Force, or the Empire. The answer is obvious: because it's STAR WARS.
  4. He didn't fall because he took a wife. He fell because he felt guilty for doing it and needing to hide it from the other Jedi. If he'd been allowed to date and marry openly, no one would know the name Darth Vader.
  5. According to the keepers of Star Wars canon, yes. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Vader's_castle
  6. Yeah, the only time I remember really noticing the music in ROGUE ONE when I first saw it in the theater was when Krennic meets Vader on Mustafar and Giacchino quoted both the Empire theme from ANH and Vader's theme, and at the end when Vader is watching the Tantive IV escape and Giacchino gave Vader's theme a neat little flourish. The only other musical aspect of the film that struck me was the absence of the traditional STAR WARS opening.
  7. But that's where Williams' brilliance comes in. Luke's Theme doesn't have to always be presented as heroic and upbeat. For example, in the "Battle of Yavin" cue in Episode 4, Williams shifts the theme into a minor mode, then modulates it, making it sound anxious and unstable.
  8. Well, whether it represents Luke or not, it represents Star Wars, and I'd have liked to have heard more of it instead of the umpteenth presentation of the Force Theme.
  9. I agree. That's my main criticism of the TLJ soundtrack, which otherwise I very much enjoy. Way too much Force Theme. And if Williams was going to use older themes from the SW series, why is Luke's Theme (or whatever the Main Title theme is called these days) completely absent except for the opening crawl? This installment, more than any of the other of the new trilogy, is all about Luke. Yet his theme is nowhere to be found.
  10. And yet that's exactly how all the scores (and parts) are written: with no key signatures (in C), so that all the sharps and flats of the key are included in the body of the music. E.g., this bit from ESB
  11. Not in the language of music it isn't. You can rant about it all you like, but that won't change the reality and practice of music theory that's been in effect for centuries.
  12. Which one is properly used depends on the key and chord. It's like in language where two words can mean the same thing but depending on the context, one is correct and the other is not.
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    Hidden Musical Quote in Indiana Jones Theme