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    Brian99_1 reacted to Erik Woods in Filmtracks vs Movie Music UK vs Movie-Wave   
    I respect all three of them.They are essentially the pioneers of on-line film music reviews (along with Tracksounds, Soundtrack Express, MainTitles (aka Scorereviews), Cinemusic, & Music From The Movies). I've sure many of us owe a debt a gratitude to at least one of them back in the infancy of the web that made us feel like we film music lovers weren't alone in the world.
     
    Currently, I value Jon and James' reviews the most but I never miss a CC review because his site was the first I came across when looking for other film music folks on the internet back in my second year of college.  
     
    I'm happy to see these veteran journalists still going strong and I hope they keep going for many years to come!
     
    There is still a place in the world for film music reviews.
     
    -Erik-

      
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    Brian99_1 reacted to Omen II in John Williams' DISASTER MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION (Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno, Earthquake) 4CD Box Set from La-La Land Records NOW AVAILABLE   
    Earthquake is not complete, as it does not include several source music cues composed by John Williams, approximately eight minutes of which are audible in the theatrical version of the film.
     
    As far as dramatic underscore goes, I think everything is included on the new CD but I would have to watch the film again to be sure (I have not watched it since I received the wonderful new CD set).  My uncertainty stems from the fact that there are a few scenes scored with music tracked from elsewhere in the film - the scene early in the film when Dr. Adams is buried alive is tracked mostly with music for The Death of Jody but I think there was music tracked from another cue as well.  Also late in the film the scenes where the Mulholland Dam bursts and floods the city are tracked with music from A Crack In The Dam, Motordrome and some of the cues featuring Jody's motif, but again I would have to rewatch the film anew to check if all the music is accounted for elsewhere.
     
    There are definitely several source music cues missing from the set, however.  First up is some easily listening jazz heard in the supermarket where Jody works (audible for about 38 seconds).  Interestingly, the cue was also heard in one of the additional scenes shot for the expanded TV version a few years later, as Rosa listens to the radio while she applies her make up in her apartment before an unexpected visit from the creepy Jody.
     
    Next is a groovy pop cue heard as Lew Slade (George Kennedy) drowns his sorrows in the bar.  The cue is audible for about 32 seconds in the movie.  Immediately following that is a lengthy [1:47] source cue for a bar room brawl, the music featuring saxophone and hammond organ and sounding a little like Tom Scott's Starsky and Hutch theme.  The same source cue can be heard again in the additional scene shot for the TV version mentioned above, as Rosa changes channels on the radio.
     
    The film version of Miles' Pool Hall is also not included.  While the full album rerecording is included, the film version [1:46] is markedly different from the album version.  Following that is another great piece of Williams source music [1:18] featuring hammond organ as Slade admires Rosa's T-shirt in the bar.  You can hear both of these cues in this clip:
     
     
    Later in the film another piece of source music is played on solo guitar by one of the survivors in the Wilson Plaza.  The music is heard when Walter Matthau's drunkard dances and again a little later when Remy (Ava Gardner) asks after her father's condition.  While I am not 100% certain that the guitar cue is by John Williams, I do not recognise it from elsewhere and think it likely to be by Williams unless anyone knows any better.  Completists will also have noticed the absence of the Hare Krishna chant and a brief snippet of Dee Barton's music for High Plains Drifter, the movie that Rosa is watching when the earthquake begins.  Producer Jennings Lang worked on both Universal movies, so the latter was a nice bit of 'product placement'.  The Hare Krishna scene permitted a little in-joke at actor Marjoe Gortner's expense, as he had risen to fame as a child evangelist:
     
     
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    Brian99_1 got a reaction from Josh500 in John Williams' DISASTER MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION (Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno, Earthquake) 4CD Box Set from La-La Land Records NOW AVAILABLE   
    Can't say as I've ever had this happen before!?
     
     
     
    Yes I have contacted La La Land and offered to send the second back

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    Brian99_1 reacted to FrankV in John Williams' DISASTER MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION (Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno, Earthquake) 4CD Box Set from La-La Land Records NOW AVAILABLE   
    I can finally pick it up tomorrow at a pickup point nearby.  It was a long wait. The longest ever as far as I can recall.
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    Brian99_1 reacted to TownerFan in John Williams' DISASTER MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION (Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno, Earthquake) 4CD Box Set from La-La Land Records NOW AVAILABLE   
    I know you're probably busy listening to other John Williams stuff today , but here's the long-awaited podcast with Mike Matessino about the DISASTER MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION:
     
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2019/12/11/mike-matessino-podcast-disaster-soundtrack-collection/
     
    It's a long and thorough conversation where Mike talked also about his work on Monsignor and Minority Report. Loads of music clips interspersed all throughout.
     
    Co-hosting the show with me is again the ever-reliable Tim Burden.
     
    Hope you'll all enjoy!
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    Brian99_1 reacted to Jay in JWFan EXCLUSIVE: The Rise of Skywalker Partial Cue List Revealed   
    And here's all the info from the document, in a nice readable table!
     

    ## # Start End Title Dur Orig Old Other Old Notes         REEL ONE v9DC2           1 1 00:23:20 01:50:03 1M01 Main Title 1:26   1:26   Star Wars 1:26 2 2 01:50:03 02:30:13 1M022 The Ninth Beginning 0:40 0:34 0:06   Kylo :06 3 3 02:30:13 04:34:05 1M08 Approaching The Nursery 2:04 1:53 0:11   Kylo :11 4 4 04:34:05 04:48:12 1M15 Vader's Castle 0:14   0:14   Vader :14 5 5 04:48:12 05:31:15 8M04 Psalm of the Sith 0:43 0:43       6 6 05:31:15 06:01:17 1M24 Meditation 0:30 0:18 0:12   Force :12 7 7 06:01:17 06:19:09 1M09 Rey Wakes Up 0:18 0:18       8 8 06:19:09 07:49:12 1M20 Rey Training 1:30 1:05 0:25   Rey :15 Vader :06 Kylo :04 9 9 07:49:12 08:13:10 1M05 Rey Trains 0:24 0:24       10 10 08:21:13 08:30:20 2M03 The Wisdom of Maz 0:09 0:09       11 11 08:30:20 09:23:12 1M13 Tell Me What They Are 0:53 0:53       12 12 10:07:17 12:39:01 1M26 Lightspeed Skipping 2:31 2:15 0:16   Emperor :05 Resistance :04 Falcon :07         REEL TWO v9DC3           13 1 00:08:00 02:10:00 2M30 Rey's Mission 2:02 1:22 0:40   Emperor :10 Rey :20 Force :10 14 2 02:10:00 02:52:20 2M20 The Forge 0:43 0:23 0:20   Kylo :20 15 3 02:59:05 04:50:08 2M06 The Medal 1:51 1:29 0:22   Force :22 16 4 04:50:08 06:03:13 2M02 Fixing The Helmet 1:13 1:07 0:06   Kylo :06 17 5 06:03:13 06:34:21 2M07 Ship Trip 0:31 0:31       18 6 06:28:01 07:32:10 2S35 JJ Festival Music 1:04     1:04   19 7 07:32:10 09:38:01 0M01 Children's School 2:05 1:41 0:24   Rey :10 Kylo :14 20 8 09:38:01 10:10:17 2M01 Cockpit Dialog 0:33 0:33       21 9 10:10:17 10:27:15 8M05 Jumping The Chain 0:17 0:17       22 10 10:27:15 10:56:23 3M00 Lando 0:29 0:29       23 11 10:56:23 11:40:13 5M10 Landing At ? 0:43 0:43       24 12 11:40:13 12:43:19 3M00 Lando 1:03 0:50 0:13   Leia :13 25 13 12:43:19 13:13:05 3M01 Before The Chase 0:29 0:29       26 14 13:13:05 15:29:07 3M03 No Title 2:16 2:05 0:11   Rey :11 27 15 15:41:22 16:08:00 2M32 Quicksand 0:28 0:28               REEL THREE v9DC4           28 1 00:08:03 00:43:10 3M07 Ochi and the Dagger 0:37 0:37       29 2 01:16:00 02:35:06 3M07 Ochi and the Dagger 1:19 1:19       30 3 02:51:05 04:01:03 6M02 Rey Climbs Pipes 1:10 1:10       31 4 04:01:03 04:48:04 2M04 The Emperor Lives 0:47 0:22 0:25   Rey :11 Force :14 32 5 04:48:04 05:02:08 3M06 Knights of Ren 0:14 0:14       33 6 05:02:08 05:19:18 2M07 Ship Trip 0:17 0:17       34 7 05:19:18 07:46:09 4M01 Rey Senses Ren's Approach 2:26 2:15 0:11   Resistance :11 35 8 08:48:10 09:55:22 4M02 Rey's Incredible Hand 1:07 0:57 0:10   Kylo :10 36 9 10:11:15 10:40:03 8M08 On Their Knees 0:28 0:28       37 10 10:59:11 11:37:19 1M08 Approaching The Nursery 0:38 0:38       38 11 11:28:04 12:23:09 4M12 Ship Walk and Talk 0:55 0:55       39 12 13:01:13 13:28:18 4M05 To The End 0:27 0:27       40 13 12:23:09 14:13:15 4M05B Good Ship, Bad Ship 1:50 1:50       41 14 14:13:15 14:37:19 2M04 The Emperor Lives 0:24 0:13 0:11   Rey :11 42 15 15:26:15 17:13:05 4M04 Zucini? 1:46 1:46       43 16 17:13:05 17:22:14 5M03 Hallway Shooting 0:09 0:09       44 17 17:22:14 17:39:01 3S35 JJ Bar Source 0:16     0:16   45 18 18:42:17 19:34:04 4M06 He Won't Remember 0:51 0:43 0:08   Star Wars :08 46 19 19:35:21 19:58:14 1M06 Ren's Entrance 0:22 0:22               REEL FOUR v9 DC 5           47 1 00:53:21 02:01:13 4M11 Poe and Girlfriend 1:07 1:07       48 2 02:08:07 02:40:04 4M36 from Ep.8 Luke and Rey 0:32     0:32   49 3 02:40:04 03:39:14 4M10 Red Eyes 1:09 1:05 0:04   Kylo :04 50 4 03:51:12 05:45:00 5M01 Meddling and Poe's Crush 1:53 1:42 0:11   Kylo :11 51 5 05:54:08 08:05:12 5M03 Hallway Shooting 2:11 2:04 0:07   Resistance:07 52 6 08:06:12 08:55:13 5M05 Rey Sees Mother 0:49 0:42 0:07   Vader :07 53 7 09:07:19 11:27:03 5M06 Hard To Get Rid Of 2:19 2:08 0:11   Emperor :11 54 8 11:27:03 12:58:23 5M07 I'm The Spy 1:31 1:16 0:15   Rey :08, Kylo :04, Star Wars :03 55 9 12:59:00 15:16:03 5M08 Geneology 2:17 2:09 0:08   Star Wars :04, Rey :04 56 10 15:16:03 15:44:19 4M12 Ship Walk and Talk 0:29 0:29       57 11 15:49:05 16:11:10 4M07 Rey's Grief 0:22 0:22       58 12 16:11:10 16:28:23 5M46R from Ep.7 Kylo Stalks Rey 0:32     0:32   59 13 16:28:23 17:02:07 6M56E from Ep.7 Ren In Cockpit 0:33     0:33   60 14 17:02:07 18:19:06 5M10 Landing At ? 1:17 1:17               REEL FIVE v9DC3           61 1 00:51:18 01:15:04 4M36R from Ep.7 I Ran Into You 0:23     0:23   62 2 01:15:04 01:41:13 2M06 The Medal 0:26 0:12 0:14   Force :14 63 3 01:41:13 02:45:11 5M12 Off The Waterfront 1:03 1:03       64 4 02:57:01 03:31:14 6M02 Rey Climbs Pipes 0:34 0:34       65 5 03:52:03 04:20:08 6M02A Climbing 0:28 0:28       66 6 04:20:08 05:05:23 13M2 from Ep.6 Vader's Death 0:45     0:45   67 7 06:59:16 07:49:13 6M04 Daisy In A Veil 0:50 0:50       68 8 07:49:13 07:55:17 6M05 Leia Lies Down 0:06 0:06       69 9 07:55:17 08:18:20 6M50R from Ep.7 Han and Leia Reunion 0:23     0:23   70 10 09:52:05 11:17:23 6M07 Stop and Start 1:26 1:20 0:06   Kylo :06 71 11 11:34:21 13:36:13 6M08 Healing Wounds 2:02 1:52 0:10   Force :10 72 12 13:36:13 14:37:13 5M30 Under a Blanket 1:01 0:11 0:50   Leia :50 73 13 15:15:19 16:56:12 7M08 Father Knows Best 1:43 1:43       74 14 16:56:12 07:14:23 1M08 Approaching The Nursery 0:18 0:18       75 15 17:14:23 17:34:04 1M06 Ren's Entrance 0:19 0:19               REEL SIX V9DC5           76 1 00:08:04 00:47:01 6M12 Six Twelve 0:39 0:39       77 2 01:05:13 01:25:21 7M03 from Ep.3 The Birth of the Twins 0:20     0:20   78 3 01:25:21 02:15:00 7M05 from Ep.3 Plans for the Twins 0:49     0:49   79 4 02:20:02 02:51:12 7M01 Seven One 0:31 0:31       80 5 02:51:12 03:10:21 7M02 Rey Meets Luke 0:19 0:19       81 6 03:10:21 03:17:04 6M20 Sabre Toss 1:45 1:29 0:16   Rey :06 Force :10 82 7 04:05:17 05:03:02 7M03 Luke's Advice 0:57 0:30 0:27   Rey :13 Force :14 83 8 05:03:02 07:33:22 7M10 Leia's Sabre 2:31 1:15 1:16   Leia :15 Star Wars :15 Yoda :46 84 9 08:21:03 08:36:23 3M26R from Ep.7 You're Han Solo? 0:16     0:16   85 10 08:36:23 08:46:01 5M10 Landing At ? 0:09 0:09       86 11 08:46:01 09:39:03 6M55R from Ep.7 Council Meeting 0:53     0:53   87 12 09:39:03 10:08:23 7M04 The Meeting 0:30 0:30       88 13 10:08:23 10:46:00 7M05 March Of The Resistance 0:37   0:37   Resistance :37 89 14 10:46:01 11:10:08 8M77 from Ep.7 March Of The Resistance 0:24     0:24   90 15 11:10:08 11:42:02 6M13 Rey's Trip To P 0:32 0:32       91 16 11:42:02 12:00:07 7M03 from Ep.3 The Birth Of The Twins 0:18     0:18   92 17 12:00:07 12:56:21 1M26 Spy's Message 0:56 0:56       93 18 12:56:21 13:36:23 1M08 Approaching The Nursery 0:40 0:22 0:18   Emperor :18 94 19 13:37:01 14:57:05 7M12 Seven Twelve 1:20 1:06 0:14   Star Wars :04, Force :10 95 20 14:57:05 15:33:18 7M12A Horses #2 0:36 0:23 0:13   Force :13         REEL SEVEN v9 DC7           96 1 00:08:00 02:34:09 7M20 Approaching The Throne 2:27 2:27       97 2 02:34:09 04:09:16 7M21 Parents 1:35 1:35       98 3 04:46:01 06:52:07 7M30 More Action 2:06 2:06       99 4 06:52:07 08:36:01 7M32 Make The Sacrifice 1:43 1:43       100 5 10:59:06 12:41:10 7M36 Dunkirk 1:42 1:42       101 6 14:04:12 17:12:20 7M38 I Am All The Sith 3:08 3:08       102 7 17:12:20 18:08:21 8M07 Big Ship Blows Up 0:56 0:56       103 8 18:08:03 18:46:13 8M10 Success and Sliding 0:38 0:31 0:07   Falcon :07 104 9 18:46:22 19:37:15 8M11A Dropping The Sabre 0:50 0:20 0:30   Rey:30         REEL EIGHT v9 DC5           105 1 00:16:00 04:32:00 8M14 Ben to Rey 4:16 4:16       106 2 04:32:00 07:50:05 9M03 Bows 3:18 1:15 2:03   Star Wars :08, Force :19, Yoda :40 Rey:13 Luke &Leia :43 107 3 08:00:15 09:42:15 9M05ALT Return to Tatooine 1:42 1:42       108 4 09:48:04 10:21:21 8M15 Horn Solo 0:33   0:33   Force :33 109 5 10:21:12 22:37:00 8M16 End Credits 12:00 10:30 1:30   Star Wars :30 Rey 1:00                             Total Music in Film 2:03:56                 Total Thematic Material from Eps. 4, 5, 6     10:31             Total Thematic Material from Ep. 7     6:00             Total Cues from Previous Episodes       6:08           Total Source       1:20           Total Original Music (80.55%)   1:39:50      
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    Brian99_1 reacted to ATXHusker in John Williams' DISASTER MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION (Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno, Earthquake) 4CD Box Set from La-La Land Records NOW AVAILABLE   
    I paid for the return postage, however the $$ I saved on my mega order was about $15
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    Brian99_1 reacted to ATXHusker in John Williams' DISASTER MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION (Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno, Earthquake) 4CD Box Set from La-La Land Records NOW AVAILABLE   
    That happened to me with Superman IV, I reached out to them and sent it back and in return for my good deed I got free shipping on my next order, which I used for the HP set, SL, and SUP II/III
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    Brian99_1 got a reaction from JTWfan77 in John Williams' DISASTER MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION (Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno, Earthquake) 4CD Box Set from La-La Land Records NOW AVAILABLE   
    Can't say as I've ever had this happen before!?
     
     
     
    Yes I have contacted La La Land and offered to send the second back

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    One of Kamen's masterpieces 
     
     
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    Brian99_1 reacted to Jay in The Rise of Skywalker - COMPLETE SCORE Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!   
    Unreleased music
     
    Immediately after the preparation/takeoff/speech montage ends, we cut to Rey, having made it through the maw, arriving at Exegol and seeing the massive Star Destroyer fleet.  She lands on the planet in front of the same building Kylo went to in the prologue.  The music playing during all this is the same music that had been used in the prologue (FYC 01 0:56-1:28) as Kylo flew to Exegol, the Anthem of Evil on brass played under fast-paced strings, with Rey's Theme appearing towards the end.  Since Rey's theme appears in this piece of music, it seems more likely that it was written for this scene and later tracked into the Prologue, but it also sounds musically similar to all the Kylo on Mustafar music in Journey to Exegol that plays in the film leading into this passage, so it is impossible to tell at this point which iteration is intended and which is tracked.
     
    As she exits Luke's X-Wing and approaches the building, about 18 seconds of The Emperor's Theme from The Birth of the Twins from The Revenge of the Sith is tracked in again.
     
    A timpani hit transitions from the tracked music into about 18 seconds of action music that seems to be unreleased, covering the Resistance fleet traveling through the maw and then the General Pryde instructing his crew to use Ion Cannons against the approaching vessels.  As the Resistance Fleet arrives and Poe remarks at the size of the fleet , about 8 seconds of Falcon Flight (0:20-0:28) is tracked in, repeating the fast-paced Emperor's Theme from that cue for this moment.
     
    Now the final battle of the war official begins, with Resistance and First Order ships exchanging fire, and Finn finding the navigation tower he needs to destroy and heading towards it.  This 30 second sequence is completely unscored, though it is possible the music heard in the OST track The Battle of The Resistance from 0:00-1:12 was written to cover a longer version of this sequence.
     
    Next, Rey is shown walking through the building on Exegol.  This 38 second scene is scored by about 12 seconds of music that I believe is tracked but I can't place at the moment (a portion is extremely similar to OST Fanfare and Prologue 0:28-0:32), followed by about 24 seconds tracked in from the OST track Fanfare and Prologue (3:39-4:05) featuring The Emperor's Theme with a brief, unidentified but likely tracked transition into:
     
    FYC 16 Battle of the Resistance 1:54 / OST 13 Battle of the Resistance 2:51
     
    The battle rages, with Resistance Ships and First Order ships exchanging more fire, and Luke's Theme plays as some lay cover fire for Finn and Jannah as they make their way towards the navigation tower.  General Pryde deactivates the tower, knowing he can lead all the fleet out if they follow his Destroyer instead.  Finn, as The Force Theme plays, instantly knows which Destroyer is the right one, and lands on it, leading a ground charge on orbaks as The Force Theme plays again.
     
    Note: None of the material heard from 0:00-1:12 of the OST track appears in the film at all, and again could be for either deleted battle footage, or possible something recorded specifically for the album.

    FYC 17 Approaching the Throne (4:16) / OST 14 Approaching The Throne 4:16
     
    There is actually 3 different versions of this cue: The OST version, the FYC version, and the film version.
     
    The OST version and the FYC version are the same in terms of basic musical content and themes used, but there are minor edits throughout each, the opening bass line has been pitched down in the FYC version, and the final choral outburst is punctuated with a final chord on the OST version only.
     
    The film version further differs from the FYC version in two different spots!  I'll point out each difference as I go through the action.
     
    Rey approaches the throne room set to a pulsing bass line followed by passages led by strings, horn, and then strings again, as she looks around and sees the empty throne.  This is the first about 45 seconds of the track (either version)
     
    As recorded, next would be about 15 seconds of eerie underscore as Rey turns around and observes that the entire room is full of Sith faithful, and they begin chanting and the music hits a crescendo point.  This is heard on both the OST (0:45-0:57) and the FYC (0:45-1:03), but is completely dialed out in the final film mix, so that the chanting of the Sith is the only music you hear.
     
    Rey hears the Emperor speaking, and turns around to see Palpatine on his crane.  Rey's Theme is heard as Palpaltine says "I never wanted you dead, I wanted you here", and he then tells Rey it is her birthright to rule here.  An optimistic string line sneaks out from the moody underscore as Rey indicates she has not come to lead the Sith, but to end them.  Strings grow with intensity until the Sith Wayfinder motif plays under Palpatine saying "that is what I want: Kill me and my spirit will pass into you" and then music that almost hints at Kylo Ren"s Theme plays as he continues with "as all the Sith live in me, you will be Empress, we will be one"
     
    Back outside, the battle continues with Jannah and Finn covering BB-8 as he attempts to open a hatch.  He is successful, and Jannah drops a bandoleer of grenades inside.  They run to safety and observe the navigation tower.  This music is fast-based action, and builds up to a triumphant setting of The Victory Theme, meant to begin right when the navigation tower successfully deactivates and continuing as Poe observes from his ship.  However, this setting is only heard in the OST (3:10-3:20) and FYC (3:17-3:27) versions of the cue; In the final film, music from a few moments prior as BB-8 opened the hatch (OST 2:31-2:41 / FYC 2:39-2:49) is tracked back in to replace the Victory Theme statement entirely.
     
    The Resistance Theme plays as Finn realizes the Destroyer is resetting its systems and Snap lets Poe know the Falcon has sent no word on any backup.
     
    In the throne room, The Emperor proclaims "the time has come!", and a choral passage concludes this lengthy cue as the Sith faithful in the room begin moving.

     FYC 18 Parents 1:57
     
    There is a brief unscored moment as Rey says she will not kill him and Palpatine says she is weak like her parents, with this cue beginning as as soon as Rey says her parents were strong, saving her from Palpatine, but Palpatine opens the roof of the throne room and lets Rey see how badly The Resistance is losing the battle.  A choir passage underlines the tragedy as several Resistance pilots and ground troops are shown perishing.  A new variant of Kylo Ren's Theme, which I will call the Ben Solo Theme plays twice, first on strings, then on brass during cutaways to Ben, having apparently made his way to Exegol, approaches the building, runs inside, and jumps down towards the throne room.
     
    A brief scene where Finn tells Rose to take off in the landing ship without him so him and Jannah can take the Destroyer down themselves is unscored. 

    FYC 19 Coming Together 1:44
     
    Score returns once Palpatine is lowered to the ground, telling the Sith that Rey will now strike him down and pledge herself as a Sith.  Another iteration of the Ben Solo Theme plays as he is shown to be closer to the throne room, and has a blaster that he uses to take out some of Palpatine's guards in his way.  The Knights of Ren approach him, and a final iteration of The Knights of Ren theme is heard.  The rest of the scene is a lot of quick cuts between both sequences, as Rey ignites her saber and approaches Palpatine, and Ben attempts to fight the Knights with only his blaster and his Force abilities.  Eventually, Ben is about to lose, and reaches out through the Force to Rey.  The Force Theme underscores their wordless understanding, as Rey lifts her saber as if to strikes Palpatine down as he wants, but instead places it behind her back and the cue ends abruptly as she pulls her hand out to show him that it's gone.
     
    Unreleased music
     
    Ben reaches behind his back and pulls out the saber, gives the Knights a brief sarcastic bow, and an impressive and climactic action cue now explodes to the forefront, with the film cutting back and forth between Ben fighting and eventually defeating the Knights of Ren, and Rey pulling out Leia's saber and then fighting and eventually defeating the Emperor's guards.  The music features glorious heroic renditions of Rey's theme and the Ben Solo Theme intermingled as all this happens, and comes to a close as they stand before The Emperor, Luke and Leia's sabers drawn, but he uses the force to knock their sabers out of their hands and lift them up in the air.
     
    No music plays as Palpatine realizes Rey and Ben are a dyad in the Force, unseen for generations, with a brief but intense cue playing as he begins sucking out their life force.
     
    Back above the surface, all hope seems lost for the Resistance, and Snap Wexley perishes as Poe looks on unable to help. This is unscored, with the next cue beginning on a morose note as all Poe can hear is the sound of defeat, and as he apologizes for their imminent defeat, Lando arrives with a massive fleet of ships.  A new lengthy rendition of Luke's Theme, arranged like it was for the original film's End Credits, but extended with new passages plays as the tide turns and many of the new ships begin taking out Destroyers.
     
    Back in the throne room, Rey and Ben are collapsed on the floor unable to get up, and The Emperor's Theme plays as he approaches them.  Ben begins moving, and the Ben Solo Theme plays one final time as Palpatine uses the Force to fling him up in the air and into a hole int he ground, seemingly to his death.  The Emperor's Theme plays as he proclaims "nothing will stop the return of the Sith"
     
    The music cuts out as he begins shooting lightning from his fingertips into the sky, which flies outwards into all nearby Resistance ships and they begin falling form the sky.

    FYC 20 Seeing Sights 3:17 / OST 15A [0:00-3:02] The Force Is with You 3:02
     
    Rey wakes up and looks upward, seeing Resistance ships continue to fall from the sky as more choir is used.  She attempts to connect with the Jedi of the past as she had attempted to do in the beginning of the movie, as Rey's Theme plays on piano.  Numerous Jedi begin speaking to her, and soon the music builds with intensity as she is able to finally stand up and draw her lightsaber towards herself.  Rey's Theme gets a serious rendition as she faces The Emperor, who begins sending lightning towards her instead of the sky, The Emperor's Theme backed with choir plays for a bit, but after Rey draws the other lightsaber towards herself and cross them in front of her, a triumphant The Force Theme plays as the Emperor's lightning backfires on himself and he perishes.
     
    Unreleased (well, tracked) music
     
    As he dies, the building begins to crumble.  Outside, Jannah and Rey successfully blow up the bridge of the command ship and General Pryde perishes. This is all scored by The Force Theme tracked in from Peace and Purpose from The Last Jedi.

    FYC 21 Rescue 1:10 / OST 15B [3:02-end] The Force Is with You 0:57
     
    The Victory Theme returns as Poe realizes that because the command ship has been destroyed, the fleet is stuck and cannot escape orbit and travel through the maw.  However, Rose reminds Poe that Finn and Jannah are stuck on the command ship, and they are shown in imminent danger as the Destroyer plummets towards the surface.  Lando arrives, and The Rebel Fanfare plays as The Falcon flies over and hovers where Finn and Jannah can jump onto it and they all fly away from danger.
     
    OST 16A [0:00-0:48] Rey's Death 0:48
     
    Rey looks around, drops both lightsabers as drops to the ground dead, as Finn feels it through the force.  Rey's Theme plays as her lifeless body is shown on the ground, relatively near the pit that Palpatine threw Ben into.

    FYC 22 Farewell 4:27 / OST 16B [0:48-end] Farewell 4:26
     
    Ben's hand appears, and he pulls himself out of the pit and approaches Rey's body as a tragic version of Kylo Ren's Theme plays.  He picks up her body and hugs it, then remembers the healing power she had used on him.  He puts his hand on her side and attempts to bring her back to life, with Rey's Theme playing as soon as her hand moves to cover his.  The music crescendos as she sits up, and quiets as she says "Ben" and smiles.  They kiss, and he smiles back, but then falls backwards as a funeral-pyre sounding brass passage plays.  This passage is similar to the one written for when he was about to die on Kef Bir just before Rey healed him (heard on the OST but replaced in the film/FYC), but here it continues as as his and then Leias bodies fade away, with only Maz being in attendance for the latter.  
     
    First Order ships are shown plummeting to the surface set to a brief subdued fanfare, and Rey is shown in Luke's X-Wing joining the fleet. A choir-backed rendition of The Victory Theme now covers more shots of First Order ships plummeting, The Resistance Fleet uniting and flying away, and celebrations on 3 random planets (I think Bespin, the Forest Moon of Endor and... Jakku?)
     
    In the film, the end of this cue segues directly into:

    OST 17 Reunion 4:04
     
    The Resistance reunites and celebrates on Ajan Kloss.  Luke's Theme is heard as BB-8 rolls around and reunites with D-0, The Force Theme is heard as Chewie hugs Rose while Finn looks on from a distance, and there is a brief comedic interlude as Poe sees Zorii and and they nod at each other from a distance, but she rejects a wordless request for more.  The OST version continues from here with a lovely statement of Poe's Theme (1:02-1:17) that does not appear in the film at all, perhaps indicating in the cut Williams scored to, she did not reject his advances, and they hugged as well, set to his theme.  The film also omits the beginning portion (1:17-1:39) of Yoda's Theme, perhaps meant to underscore more cut celebration footage.
     
    Resuming what is in the film, Yoda's Theme plays as Beaumont hugs Klaud, Maz gives Chewie the medal Leia was seen holding earlier in the film, Poe reunites with Finn, and 3P0 hears Lukes K-Wing approaching.  Rey's Theme plays as she lands and BB-8 greets her.  Luke and Leia plays as Jannah sits down next to Lando hits on bonds with her, and then Rey sees Finn and Poe.  As the three of them embrace each other, We Go Together gets a sweet string rendition to end the cue as the scene fades out over a wide shot of the entire celebration.
     
    FYC 23 A New Home 1:42 / OST 18 A New Home 1:47
     
    Rey arrives on Tatooine without score, with a final new melody beginning as she approaches the Lars Homestead.  Rey's Theme plays for the final time to picture as she slides down a hill towards their house, and the new melody continues as she wraps up Luke and Leia's sabers and uses the Force to bury them in the sand.  She is shown to have constructed her own, new lightsaber with a yellow blade, and stands up when she sees a woman has arrived nearby and asks her who she is.
     
    There is no score as she says her name is Rey, but then is at a loss for words when asked for her family name.

    OST 19 Finale 10:51
     
    Rey looks into the distance and sees a vision of Luke and Leia smiling at her, and as The Force Theme begins, arranged exactly like it was for the Finale from The Force Awakens, she tells the woman her name is Rey Skywalker, the music swells and she is shown looking into the setting suns of Tatooine with BB-8 to end the film.
     
    The End Credits roll, after the traditional opening, contains arrangements of We Go Together (1:20-2:05), Anthem of Evil (2:05-3:25), The Imperial March (3:25-4:51), Rey's Theme (4:51-6:09), The Victory Theme (6:09-7:32), and Luke's Theme and the Rebel Fanfare (7:32-end)
     
    In the final film, the Anthem of Evil passage is cut down to 38 seconds, The Imperial March is cut down to just over a minute, and The Victory Theme passage is cut down to just under a minute.
     
    CONCERT ARRANGEMENTS:
     
    OST 07 Anthem of Evil 3:23
     
    This is an arrangement of the Anthem of Evil theme, giving it more depth that it receives in the final film.
     
    OST 03 The Rise of Skywalker 4:18
     
    This piece arranges two different themes together.  The Victory Theme opens the track (0:00-0:48), arranged similarly to how it is in the end credits (6:09-6:52).  This is followed by a new flute-led transition (0:48-0:53) that leads into an arrangement of We Go Together (0:53-1:43), also arranged similarly to how it is in the end credits (1:20-2:05), but with a new coda.  This is followed by a completely original bridge (1:43-2:25) that features both We Go Together (2:03) and The Victory Theme (2:18).  Next (2:25-3:32) comes a re-orchestrated version of a passage from Farewell (3:56-4:57), this time without any choir accompaniment, but featuring a similar triumphant version of The Victory Theme.  Finally (3:32-end), a noble horn and string arrangement of The Victory Theme ends the track.
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    Brian99_1 reacted to Jay in The Rise of Skywalker - COMPLETE SCORE Discussion - SPOILERS ALLOWED!   
    OK here's what happening in the film during all the music we have
     
    I'm skipping past the prologue for now because it's such a muddled mess and I don't want to start with a bunch of confusing speculation
     
    Any time I say "unscored" that only means the scene has no music in the final cut, we obviously have no idea if Williams actually scored some of these scenes and JJ chose not to use it
     
    And any time I say unreleased, there's likewise no way to know if the music heard was written by JW for the scene in question or if JJ tracked it in from some place else; I'll try to mention the obvious tracking when I can but we won't be able to identify all of it until we either get all the sheets or all recordings
     
    Without further ado..........
     
     
     
     
     
    Unscored
     
    After the prologue, there is no music Poe and Finn playing chess against Chewie in the Falcon, nor their arrival on the Sinta Glacier to meet Boolio.

    FYC 02 Falcon Flight 2:22
     
    The cue begins quietly as Boolio mentions there's a new spy, and becomes fast-paced on an external shot showing dozens of TIE Fighters closing in on their location.  The fast-paced version of The Emperor's Theme plays as Poe looks out the window and notices all the TIEs approaching them, The Resistance Theme plays as they say goodbye to Boolio and he tells them to "Win the war", and the rest of the cue covers the action/chase sequence as they avoid the TIEs and light-speed-jump to escape, featuring The Rebel Fanfare as Finn shoots down a TIE, We Go Together as Finn and Poe simultaneously realize shooting some scaffolding (?) down will destroy some TIEs, The Resistance Theme as Poe shoots through an ice wall to escape, and the Action Ostinato and Rebel Fanfare at two points during the light-speed jumping.
     
    Unreleased music
     
    On Ajan Kloss, we hear The Force Theme as Rey floats and tries to connect with the Jedi of the past, followed by a straight-forward rendition of Rey's Theme when she stops levitating and lands on the ground, and then amazing new action renditions punctuate her run through the training course.  The Imperial March is used as Ren is shown touching the melted mask of Vader (this sounds tracked, I think), and then there is a cue of non-thematic underscore as Rey talks with Leia. 
     
    Finn, Poe, and Chewie returning and interacting with Rey is all unscored.  The next unreleased cue begins as the resistance is gathered and Poe lets them know the Emperor has returned and what his message was, which is scored with a neat unreleased and lengthy rendition of The Emperors Theme.  As Rey tells Leia she knows how to find Exegol (using a Sith Wayfinder) the Force Theme is heard, followed by Rey's Theme after Leia tells her not to go but Rey says she will go anyway.

    FYC 03 We Go Together 2:10 / OST 09A [0:00-2:33] We Go Together 2:33
     
    The We Go Together Theme is introduced properly as Finn and Poe tell Rey they are going with her to find the Wayfinder, then Rey's Theme plays as she begins talking to Leia, followed by The Force Theme as she and Leia hug goodbye, followed by a big sweeping rendition of We Go Together as Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, 3P0, and BB8 all take off together.
     
    The full ending of this cue is only available on the FYC, because the OST segues to a different cue before this cue has finished ringing out.
     
    Unreleased music
     
    The Knights of Ren Theme plays as the Knights reforge Kylo's mask, followed by Kylo Ren's Theme as he marches down the hallway with them to a meeting where Boolio's head is placed on a table and another unreleased rendition of The Emperors Theme as Kylo tells his crew what he found on Exegol.  What sounds like tracked music plays as Kylo begins force-choking one crew member in the room.
     
    OST 09B [2:33-end] Arrival on Pasaana 0:44
     
    The bulk of this short cue as heard on the OST does not appear in the film at all, so likely underscored a deleted scene of some sort of conversation on board the Falcon.  Only the tail end of the cue is heard as the Falcon lands on Pasaana.
     
    Unreleased music
     
    Source music by JJ Abrams is heard as they first check out the festival, seguing to an unreleased cue as Nyambee approaches Rey and gives her a necklace.  Rey's Theme plays as she has to explain that she does not have a family name, which segues to ominous music as Rey and Kylo Ren begin their force conversation.  Most of the conversation plays with no score until Kylo Ren's Theme comes in towards the end, and the pace picks up as Rey realizes he grabbed her necklace and will be able to find them.  A brief pause in the music occurs when they get trapped by a stormtrooper but are saved by a masked helper, who is revealed to be Lando Calrissian as We Go Together plays.  Another unreleased cue covers Lando telling them about the Sith Wayfinder he was tracking with Luke, which starts slowly but picks up when they notice First Order ships approaching, and then Leia's Theme is heard when Lando asks Rey to give Leia his love.  After a brief pause, another brief, nonthematic unreleased cue begins as Poe begins to fix a speeder they can use, which leads into:
     
    OST 05 The Speeder Chase 3:21
     
    The cue as heard on the OST is not heard in the film, but seems to me to be written for an earlier, longer cut of this chase sequence where our heroes escape from First Order pursuer and eventually crash after killing them all and landing in quicksand.  The film version features the Action Ostinato that is possibly tracked in from Falcon Flight, and some Rey's Theme as BB8 taps on a canister until it shoots out and explodes on a pursuer, as well as this cue's set-piece theme when they get another speeder to crash into a rock.
     
    Unreleased music
     
    No score plays as they shoot the final stormtrooper down and then fall through the quicksand, nor during a brief scene where Snap talks to Leia.  Score returns as our heroes collect themselves in underground tunnels.  Rey asking Finn what it was that he wanted to tell her is unscored, with music entering again as they find a speeder with Sith markings on it.  The music is non-thematic as they look around and eventually find the Sith Dagger, with C3P0 letting them know he can read the location of the Wayfinder from the dagger.  The rest of their conversation is unscored, with music beginning as the snake appears behind 3P0, ending as Rey gets everyone else to lower their blasters.
     
    She approaches the snake with no music playing, but when she notices that the snake is bruised and bleeding, a nice cue begins that transitions into Rey's Theme as she sits down and The Force Theme as she heals the snake's wound.  A brief unreleased cue featuring The Knights of Ren Theme plays as the Knights arrive nearby and begin looking around.
     
    FYC 04 In the Desert 2:26
     
    The group climbing up to the crashed ship is mostly unscored, but this cue begins as Rey realizes Kylo is nearby and tells them to get the ship working as she goes to prepare for him.  The Resistance Theme is used as the rest of the group enters the ship and Poe tells everyone what to do, with some pounding drums being used for the Knights of Ren shown to be right outside.  The uptick is pace comes when Finn realizes Chewie has been captured and runs to hide behind a rock, and Anthem of Evil briefly plays as the stormtroopers hold up the Sith Dagger.  The cue ends quietly as Rey meditates briefly before igniting her saber as Kylo approaches.
     
    Unreleased music
     
    The entire scene with Kylo flying towards Rey and her jumping up and sabering his TIE is unscored, the next unreleased cue begins as Finn tells Rey that Chewie has been captured and she reaches up to use the force to pull the transporter back to the surface.  A sweet unreleased version of Kylo Ren's Theme plays as he is shown to be alive, then walks towards Rey and begins force-pulling the transport himself, with the cue building towards an explosive climax as Rey's force-lightning destroys the transporter.  Another short, non-thematic, unreleased cue plays as Finn yells to Rey to get her to leave with them, and then no music is heard as they are shown to be safe in an asteroid field and Rey is lamenting that she killed Chewie.

    FYC 05 A Prisoner 1:23
     
    The music begins as Poe tells her it was not her fault, and dark music plays as Rey tells Finn about her vision of being on the Emperor's throne, then the scene shifts to Hux telling Pryde they have a prisoner, which is revealed to be a not-dead Chewie as We Go Together plays.
     
    3P0 lets the group know the dagger's inscription is in his memory bank, and Poe says he knows someone who can help on Kijimi, but he is reluctant to want to return there.  This is all unscored.

    FYC 06 To Kimiji 1:37
     
    The cue begins with Poe stating he's willing to go to Kijimi, though, because Chewie will have died for nothing if they don't continue on, with We Go Together playing as the heroes all agree to conitnue the mission for Chewie.  A quick fanfare version of The Knights of Ren theme plays as their ship is shown to be following them, then a warm rendition of We Go Together plays as BB8 finds and wakes up D-0, with Rey's Theme playing as he rolls over to her and Rey tells him he's with them now.
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    Unreleased music
     
    The initial scenes on Kijimi as the group sneaks around and avoids stormstroopers is unscored, with music entering as Poe tells the group to follow him, but Zorii quickly finds them and points a blaster at Poe's head.  The cue is largely subdued and entirely non-thematic.  The next cue is a bit more upbeat as Zorii realizes Rey is the one the troopers are looking for, with a brief action outburst playing as she tries to grab her but Rey gets the upper hand. We Go Togetheri is heard as Rey lets Zorii knows she cares what Zorii thinks, but the cue ends with some ominous tension as they narrowly avoid being seen by some stormtroopers, with The Knights of Ren Theme playing as they arrive.
     
    Source music ("Oma's Place" by Ricky Tinez and J.J. Abrams) plays as they enter a bar and meet Babu Frick in a backroom, with the next score cue entering as C3P0 realizes he must allow his memory to be wiped so the mission can go on, with Luke's Theme playing as 3P0 tells them he's taking one last look as his friends.  A brief unreleased cue is heard when Pryde tells Kylo the Knights of Ren have tracked the heroes to Kijimi.
     
    Babu starting his work on 3P0 is unscored, as is the beginning of a conversation Poe and Zorii have on a rooftop.  The music enters after Zorii lifts her visor and lets Poe look at her eyes, with music reminiscent of Return to Tattooine from Attack of the Clones playing as Poe shares the story of how no one came to help the Resistance at The Battle of Crait and he expresses doubt that the resistance has any chance of winning the war.
     
    A brief scene where Rey fixes D-0's squeeky wheel is unscored, then Lesson Two from The Last Jedi is tracked in as Rey realizes that she recognizes the ship they took from Pasaana, with original music returning as as 3P0 relays the message that was written on the dagger.  The pace picks up as Rey runs outside and sees Kylo's Destroyer, which is scored by Kylo Ren's Theme.  Luke's Theme is heard again as Rey realizes Chewie is alive.
     
    FYC07 Fleeing from Kimiji 1:53 / OST 08A [0:00-1:33] Fleeing from Kijimi 1:33
     
    The fast-paced opening of the cue with the Action Ostinato begins on a shot of Kylo's TIE Fighter flying down from the Destroyer, with Kylo Ren's Theme playing as he approaches the location of our heroes, and after Zorii gives Poe the medal they'll need to escape orbit, The Victory Theme briefly plays as he asks her to join them.  Kylo Ren's Theme returns with more menace as stormtroopers are shown, but then our heroes fly to Ren's Destroyer and land in the hangar bay.  Some pounding drums play as stormtroopers approach the Falcon's exit ramp, but We Go Together is used as they are able to shoot all the troopers and make their way into the Destroyer.
     
    The full ending of this cue is only available on the FYC, because the OST segues to a different cue before this cue has finished ringing out.
     
    A brief scene where Rey uses the Jedi Mind Trick on some stormtroopers is unscored.
     
    FYC 08 Hallway Shooting 2:11
     
    The group enters a new hallway and shoots out the cameras, with the pace slowing a bit as Rey realizes the Sith Dagger is on the ship and that they need it.  The pace picks right back up as she takes off and Finn and Poe goes in another direction, running into Chewie and freeing him, but darker music plays as Pryde finds the Falcon.  Fast music returns as Finn and Poe shoot more stormtroopers while escaping with Chewie, who finally gets a blaster to help out and The Resistance Theme plays as all three of them tear through another hallway full of trooopers, but the music takes a dark turn as Poe gets shot and the trio is captured.
     
    Unreleased music
     
    Rey enters Ren's quarters, with The Imperial March playing as she finds Vader's helmet, before she ultimate finds the Sith Dagger.  Kylo begins a force conversation with her, the beginning of which (including him telling her that she's hard to find and her telling him that he's hard to get rid of), is unscored.
     
    FYC 09 Hard to Get Rid Of 2:19
     
    The music enters as she points her saber at him and he tries to tell her about her parents, with strings entering as she remembers them leaving her on Jakku and flying away in the ship they've been on.  An uptick in the action plays as they duel with sabers for a bit, then quiets down as Pryde instructs some troops to terminate Finn, Poe, and Chewie.  Rey and Ren's duel continues, with The Emperor's Theme entering as Ren mentions Palpatine, with tragic music underscoring flashback footage showing a Palpatine loyalist killing Rey's parents.  The cue ends as Ren terminates the force conversation.
     
    OST 08C [1:33-end] I'm The Spy 1:18
     
    The opening of this cue is unreleased, as Ren tells a stormtrooper to relay the message to lock down his ship because he has realized Rey's in his quarters, but then the scene transitions to the trio behind held at gunpoint by Hux where the OST version of this cue begins, though almost right away about 20 sections of music JW edited out of the OST version plays as Finn and Poe talk what it was he wanted to tell Rey.  The bouncy music heard on the OST begins as Hux shoots the two troopers and reveals himself to be spy, and Rey's Theme plays as she returns to the hangar bay and kills two stormtroopers talking to 3P0.  Kylo Ren's Theme plays as he enters the hangar as well, and the last upbeat portion of the cue covers Finn, Poe, and Chewie racing to the hangar, with a brief snippet of Luke's Theme as Poe sees Rey in the hangar bay and says that she's a survivor.  The cue ends as Hux asks Finn to shoot him in the arm, and he shoots him in the leg instead.  In the film, the very end of this actually overlaps with:
     
    FYC 10 Join Me  2:21 / OST 10 Join Me 3:42
     
    The high string opening covers Rey and Ren approaching each other, then circling each other in the empty hangar (how did the Millennium Falcon with the rest of our heroes in it get out?) as stormtroopers file in and line the walls.  The music quiets as Ren reveals that Rey is a Palpatine, with the crescendo approximately 50 seconds into the cue playing on a closeup of Rey's face as she processes the news.  The Anthem of Evil theme now gets a long, slow rendition on strings as Ren walks towards Rey, as he tells her that they are a Force Dyad, backing her up against the hangar's exit into outer space as he asks her to join him in taking down the Emperor together.
     
    Over a minute of material heard on the OST from 2:05-3:17 is entirely absent in the film.  From 2:05-2:59 the music is very dramatic, and likely underscores a much longer version of their conversation (Rey's Theme appears at one point but its otherwise non-thematic).  The brief outburst of action material ending with Kylo Ren's Theme from 2:59-3:17 would have underscored the Falcon showing up to save Rey, but this is replaced in the final film with 15 seconds of material tracked in from The Battle of the Resistance, which features Luke's Theme over a shot of Poe in the cockpit.
     
    The film/FYC version and OST version are the same for the ending, with Rey's Theme playing as she jumps off of the Destroyer towards Finn, who grabs her from the Falcon's landing ramp and she boards the Falcon as the cue ends with a fanfare and they fly away.
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    No, but I was planning on writing one up tomorrow on my day off!
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    OK.  I saw the film in the theater last night.  And holy motherforking shirtballs, THIS SCORE IS INCREDIBLE.
     
    I cannot recall another experience quite like this one, where I went to the theater and saw a movie, and was just in awe of how good the score was the whole way through like this.  What was most amazing was that even after listening to the 95 or so minutes of score we have between the FYC and OST a lot before seeing the film and becoming very familiar with it, EVERY SINGLE ADDITIONAL, UNRELEASED CUE I HEARD IN THE FILM WAS SOMETHING I WANTED TO HEAR AGAIN OUTSIDE THE FILM!  Every cue he chose not to put on the FYC or OST had SOMETHING special in it that made it worth having.  I just sat there being blown away as cue after cue was a great unreleased highlight.
     
    I don't understand the reports from people saying eh, most of the highlights were on the FYC or OST, or eh, there's only 30 minutes of more music and most of it was older themes anyway, or whatever.  No way!  I mean, of course a lot of the cues do feature old themes, but many of those old themes are completely new variations of them!  I heard an ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC rendition of The Emperor's Theme unlike any I had heard before (it was a quiet rendition, on woodwinds IIRC), a great new version of Luke's theme, some great new Force Theme variations, and TONS, I mean just TONS of great new Rey's Theme variations.
     
    JW clearly is in love with Rey, and she is basically the main character of this film, and JW pretty much scores all her scenes with some new version of her theme, and I feel like we only got maybe half of these renditions between the FYC and OST.  He does so much more with that theme in the full score.
     
    The other thing apparent from watching the film, is that it is very clear from watching that the film was scripted and shot as a longer experience, and then edited down within an inch of its life for the final cut.  It's quite clear sometimes when entire scenes are missing (some of which we have the cues for on the OST album), and it's also clear in other times that the scenes he kept in where whittled down and down and down after the original cue for them had been recorded.
     
    This score is instantly my #1 most requested session leak / complete score release from all the John Williams scores that haven't been expanded yet.  Not only is there just a bunch of great music you can hear in the final film that hasn't been released yet, based on everything we can hear right now it seems clear to me that the full sessions for this score would have the most amount of interesting music we've never heard.
     
    I can't remember the last time I was THIS into a new John Williams score this much, nor the last time I got 95 minutes of a score and still wanted more very very much.  It's clear that JW was very inspired while writing this score, either by an earlier longer cut that made a lot more sense, or just something inside him that wanted to make this score really special.  It's amazing to think that an 87 year old man who could have retired 25 years ago with a career more noteworthy than most composers can dream of achieving is still crafting masterpieces like this.  Bravo, maestro!
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    To me he was more than Odo.
     
    From M*A*S*H, King Kong (76), Benson and The Little Mermaid, and Star Trek VI. 
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    Deanna's had a big loss too
     
     
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    Saw this pop up in my YT notifications on MM's page.   
     
     
     
    This of course caused folks to ask if this meant that he was currently working on a new release to which he replied:

     
     
    Well?  Is he telling the truth, trying to throw folks off track, or just totally messing with our fragile psyche?  
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