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  1. Okay yeah that makes more sense Any idea why the title crawl would be on the projector 5 days after they recorded the main title?
  2. Wow that's so cool! This is from the Empire sessions too? Interesting how it looks nothing like the footage from the other two documentaries Maybe they spliced together footage from completely different parts of the sessions between shots. Edit: I went back to the cue sheet just for fun, it says that 1m2 Main Title was recorded on February 5th, and 6m7 The Great Dual was recorded February 10th. So not only different parts, completely different days too You can actually see more of the TPM sessions starting at 58:32 in this documentary:
  3. Hmm maybe that footage wasn't all filmed by the BBC after all. I just learned of the existence of this other documentary by French cameraman Michel Parbot which most people thought never existed until it made its way onto the internet in 2018: At 55:40 here you can see a lot of the same recording sessions footage, but without any voiceover. There's some footage here that isn't in the other documentary and vice versa
  4. According to this site (https://missingepisodes.blogspot.com/p/timeline.html) the junking practice was officially ended in 1978 (although there was some material that was returned from overseas that was junked until 1981, but I don't think that would apply to the Empire documentary
  5. I was rewatching this excellent 1980 BBC documentary on the music of the Empire Strikes Back: It contains considerable footage from both the recording sessions and the spotting sessions of Empire. I was curious if anyone here knows anything about where this footage came from. Did the BBC just film bits of it specifically for the documentary? Or did they film large chunks of it for editing down later and for Lucasfilm to use for general purpose marketing use? I wonder how much of both the recording sessions and the spotting sessions were actually recorded and if any more of this footage survives beyond what's just in the documentary. Also, if the BBC filmed it, is it possible that the raw sessions footage exists in their archives somewhere? I'm not a Brit but I believe the archives should be openly available to British citizens right? edit: before submitting this I looked up the person credited for photography, Kenneth MacMillan: https://www.cinematographers.nl/PaginasDoPh/macmillan.htm Looks like he definitely did work for the BBC
  6. I recently picked up the 2007 La-La-Land release of this at a yard sale for $1. I know it's not quite as complete as the BSX release but I think that was a pretty good deal. I'm excited to give it a listen from all the great things I've heard about it here.
  7. Maybe I should read it too. I'm not familiar at all with how the Tusken Raiders were handled in the Kenobi book but I really like what was done with them in KOTOR
  8. Sorry this may have been mentioned in this thread before, but 45 pages is a lot to scroll through to try to find this, do we know what tapes were used as sources for each of the three original trilogy remasters?
  9. Did this happen for Knights of the Old Republic or The Force Unleashed or The Old Republic or The Clone Wars or Rebels or Rogue One or Resistance or Battlefront II or Solo or Jedi Fallen Order or The Mandalorian
  10. Maybe after they're dead she could send him a space hologram saying that padme had children after all and she butchered them
  11. This would probably never happen but I'd love to see a complete release of Murray Gold's score for his seasons on Doctor Who (2005-2017). There's some absolutely fantastic music he wrote for that series that hasn't seen the light of day. There are some pretty excellent fan rips from some of the blu-rays that are available that while they are largely clean, many cues are still riddled with sfx and it would nice to hear the score as it was actually recorded. Also I'd love to see some official expansions for some of the Star Wars animated shows, particularly the Clone Wars. I think there's a lot of great music for that too that hasn't been released. Even the latest season that got official albums for every arc still has tons of great music unreleased.
  12. Has anyone listened to this? I'm curious if there's any glimpses of any behind the scenes info on the score in it, but I don't have Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/more-score-41-natalie-holt-obi-wan-kenobi/id1357882784?i=1000563421396
  13. Say what you want about the MCU's lack of thematic consistency and unmemorability of some of its films' music, but there are some films in it that have some pretty great scores. They are also usually very orchestral, much moreso than a lot of other modern films. Consider Patrick Doyle's Thor score, Alan Silvestri's Avengers score, Ghiaccino's Doctor Strange and Spider-man trilogy scores.
  14. Okay it is definitely bullshit. I found there's more to the imdb page, this is from his supposed bio: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9015816/bio
  15. I was editing the Wookieepedia page on the original Star Wars film just now in order to add some missing music department credits for the missing additional orchestrators (Arthur Morton and Angela Morley) and for Alan Snelling, when I noticed a credit for "Composer assistant" given to someone named "Richard Snodgrass". I've been looking the name up in conjunction with Star Wars and I can't find anything at all about it. The only two things that come up are the wookieepedia page and this imdb link (https://m.imdb.com/name/nm9015816/filmotype/music_department). Given what I know about John Williams, the fact that the Wookieepedia credit has no source, and that there's no information at all about this person online, I want to call bullshit on this. Has anyone on this forum ever heard of such a person, or am I correct in thinking this is inaccurate information?
  16. Oh that makes a lot more sense. I misunderstood what @BrotherSound was saying here: I wrongly interpreted this to mean that the missing music from the beginning and ending were changes made by John Neufield for a concert performance of some kind, and that to distinguish it from the original cue he retitled it "3m2 New"
  17. I didn't hate it as much as everyone else seemed to when the first couple episodes came out, but now that the entire season is out I think it was pretty awful. The best I can say about it is some of the actors were pretty good (I really liked Halsey) and there was one plot twist near the end that actually did surprise me. Everything else was terrible though. There's a major plot thread that occupied probably 30-40% of the show that was entirely inconsequential to the main plot and characters. You could have eliminated nearly the entire thing beyond the relevant parts to the first episode or two and it wouldn't have made the show any different. There's also one character in particular who actually makes zero sense whatsoever which I can't talk about without spoilers. I also agree I really disliked the score. I know there was some kind of legal shenanigans with not being able to use the Halo themes due to the lawsuit with Marty O'Donnell but they still could have easily made some new music in a similar style. Instead they went for some generic unmemorable trash.
  18. Does this mean your spreadsheet is wrong regarding 3m2? It says that 3m2 New is the familiar version from the film and 3m2 Rev is the unused alternate and 3m2 was never recorded. But if 3m2 New was never actually a part of the film score then that no longer makes any sense
  19. Paul Duncan (author of The Star Wars Archives: 1977-1983) said on Twitter that the spotting session was on January 10th, 1977 Also, I'm guessing this is pretty common knowledge already but your list doesn't say it, recording started on March 5th, 1977 according to the 1997 SE liner notes
  20. Update: I appear to have found a transcript of it I think, but I'd still like to know where it came from. Unfortunately the post doesn't mention the name of the magazine or link to anything https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=2&threadID=2328&archive=1
  21. Sorry to revive a beyond ancient thread but does anyone have a source for this interview? I was trying to look it up and couldn't find anything
  22. Okay so this is the part that confused me. If these are the Tomlinson mixes why is there any need to do downmixing at all? Were his mixes only done in surround sound for the film? And if they were, doesn't downmixing make them no longer the same mix?
  23. Wow during the latest episode I could not believe Bail Organa was that stupid. "I know we're not supposed to communicate" he says. Well, its one thing to communicate anyway because you're worried. It's another thing entirely to give away Kenobi's home on Tatooine, the existence of Vader's children, his adopted daughter is one of them, and the other is with someone called Owen presumably near Kenobi's home. What possible reason could he have had for sending that message, other than just advancing the plot?
  24. Wow thanks so much for doing this series! I just stumbled on it while doing some research about the temp track for the original Star Wars. I've only watched the first two episodes (starting "The Themes of Star Wars" one right now) but it's really fascinating! I'm very familiar with the score of Star Wars and with all the different releases and the best ways to listen to every cue, but I really know nothing about composition or music theory at all. It's so cool to hear people who know what they're talking about go in depth into the score and why pieces of it have the impact that they do.
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