Director Rian Johnson on Working with John Williams (Podcast)

“When we were editing, we had a very talented music editor, Joe Bonn, who cut a temp score out of John’s previous scores and we basically temped using John Williams music. And then basically we gave that temp score to John and that was our spotting session. You know, a spotting session is usually when you sit down with the composer and talk through what you want. I didn’t do that with John, just gave him our temp score and said this is generally the shape. And then John took that and sometimes he went with it, sometimes he deviated from it but he just did his thing; and the first time I heard any of the music John had written was when we were on the scoring stage.”

Director Rian Johnson discusses his work with John Williams on Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the latest episode of Soundtracking with Edith Bowman:

Rian Johnson On The Music Of Star Wars & Other Movies (PODCAST)