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    igger6 got a reaction from Brando in Williams composing fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl centennial - "Centennial Overture"   
    Hello there!
     
     
    Whew.  There's a lot goin' on there.  Maybe it's the garbage audio quality, but from here it's like "Scherzo for X-Wings" had a mutant baby with "In the Moonlight."  This one's definitely a grower for me.  Maybe he'll revise it.
     
     
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    igger6 got a reaction from aescalle in Williams composing fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl centennial - "Centennial Overture"   
    Hello there!
     
     
    Whew.  There's a lot goin' on there.  Maybe it's the garbage audio quality, but from here it's like "Scherzo for X-Wings" had a mutant baby with "In the Moonlight."  This one's definitely a grower for me.  Maybe he'll revise it.
     
     
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    igger6 got a reaction from crumbs in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    Solo was positively chockablock with Williams themes used in both original and new contexts by Powell.  I believe Powell said Williams initially raised an eyebrow at the major-key Imperial March but eventually came to love it.  But you also had soft, menacing "Duel of the Fates," you had the main theme, you had all of "Reminiscence Therapy"...heck, you had my one true love, the friggin' Droid Motif, hidden in a menacing action scene.  I wouldn't be surprised to discover years from now that he somehow slipped Jabba's theme into "Dice and Roll."
     
    All this to say that Williams has not been possessive about letting other composers play in his thematic sandbox (see also Mando/Boba, Rebels, and the queue music for Star Tours).  I think this is a directorial decision that Holt is either being forced to defend for self-preservation or actively agreed with.  (I could be all wet, but I seemed to sense, between the lines, that Holt was a little miffed Williams horned in on a show she'd already scored or begun to score.  That's understandable, but at the same time, the man is a walking miracle at this point, and you're gardening on his property.  If he says he wants to dig up one of your tulips and plant one of his special breed of carnations, you scoot the heck over and give him your trowel.)
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    igger6 got a reaction from Jay in Williams composing fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl centennial - "Centennial Overture"   
    Hello there!
     
     
    Whew.  There's a lot goin' on there.  Maybe it's the garbage audio quality, but from here it's like "Scherzo for X-Wings" had a mutant baby with "In the Moonlight."  This one's definitely a grower for me.  Maybe he'll revise it.
     
     
  5. Confused
    igger6 got a reaction from Sergeant in What are your thoughts on John Williams' new theme for Obi-Wan?   
    That's an interesting conversation.  I think it's totally aesthetically possible and kind of fun to rank themes and motifs that way, but the fact that your ranking happens to coincide with the eras of the movies makes me suspicious (in a playful, sake-of-argument sort of way).
     
    Here's how I'd rank them:
     
    V—not the first, but the most important
    IV—the one that started it all
    I—amazing slate of new, melodic themes
    VII—a stunning anchor in "Rey," plus a strong second string of motifs
    VI—A solid array, but the weakest of the original trilogy.  Old themes crowd out new ones.
    IX—Three solid new melodic entries, plus a few decent motifs
    II—One amazing theme, but little else stands out. (Quick! Hum the arena march!)  This is what VII would have been if "Resistance," Kylo, and "Steps" weren't so good.
    III—"BotH" is nice, but too close to Cinque's Theme to anchor a SW score.
    VIII—One decent melody for a minor character, half a theme for a place, a "Cantina Band" equivalent, and a lot of lackluster action-related half-gestures that sound like prior Williams pieces
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    igger6 got a reaction from DarthDementous in What are your thoughts on John Williams' new theme for Obi-Wan?   
    Greatest?  Meh.  Some great theme statements and some interesting momentary musical moves, but it has the ROTJ problem: its best moments are developments of themes from TFA, and halfway through it throws up its hands and goes into "Tie Fighter Attack."
     
    Also, as much as I love Rose's Theme, it struggles to keep up with the rest of the action in this cue.  Every time it plays, it's like everyone on the battlefield puts down their blasters for a quick, romantic hot air balloon ride.
     
    As long as I'm airing suspicions, I have to acknowledge that some element of this surely stems from my distaste for TLJ broadly, but I'm confident my ranking stands up on musical terms as well.
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    igger6 got a reaction from Falstaft in Williams composing fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl centennial - "Centennial Overture"   
    Hello there!
     
     
    Whew.  There's a lot goin' on there.  Maybe it's the garbage audio quality, but from here it's like "Scherzo for X-Wings" had a mutant baby with "In the Moonlight."  This one's definitely a grower for me.  Maybe he'll revise it.
     
     
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    igger6 got a reaction from Marian Schedenig in Williams composing fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl centennial - "Centennial Overture"   
    Hello there!
     
     
    Whew.  There's a lot goin' on there.  Maybe it's the garbage audio quality, but from here it's like "Scherzo for X-Wings" had a mutant baby with "In the Moonlight."  This one's definitely a grower for me.  Maybe he'll revise it.
     
     
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    igger6 got a reaction from filmmusic in Williams composing fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl centennial - "Centennial Overture"   
    Hello there!
     
     
    Whew.  There's a lot goin' on there.  Maybe it's the garbage audio quality, but from here it's like "Scherzo for X-Wings" had a mutant baby with "In the Moonlight."  This one's definitely a grower for me.  Maybe he'll revise it.
     
     
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    igger6 got a reaction from BB-8 in Williams composing fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl centennial - "Centennial Overture"   
    Hello there!
     
     
    Whew.  There's a lot goin' on there.  Maybe it's the garbage audio quality, but from here it's like "Scherzo for X-Wings" had a mutant baby with "In the Moonlight."  This one's definitely a grower for me.  Maybe he'll revise it.
     
     
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    igger6 got a reaction from May the Force be with You in Williams composing fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl centennial - "Centennial Overture"   
    Hello there!
     
     
    Whew.  There's a lot goin' on there.  Maybe it's the garbage audio quality, but from here it's like "Scherzo for X-Wings" had a mutant baby with "In the Moonlight."  This one's definitely a grower for me.  Maybe he'll revise it.
     
     
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    igger6 got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in Williams composing fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl centennial - "Centennial Overture"   
    Hello there!
     
     
    Whew.  There's a lot goin' on there.  Maybe it's the garbage audio quality, but from here it's like "Scherzo for X-Wings" had a mutant baby with "In the Moonlight."  This one's definitely a grower for me.  Maybe he'll revise it.
     
     
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    igger6 got a reaction from Archive Collection in Williams composing fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl centennial - "Centennial Overture"   
    Hello there!
     
     
    Whew.  There's a lot goin' on there.  Maybe it's the garbage audio quality, but from here it's like "Scherzo for X-Wings" had a mutant baby with "In the Moonlight."  This one's definitely a grower for me.  Maybe he'll revise it.
     
     
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    igger6 got a reaction from Dr. Know in Williams composing fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl centennial - "Centennial Overture"   
    Hello there!
     
     
    Whew.  There's a lot goin' on there.  Maybe it's the garbage audio quality, but from here it's like "Scherzo for X-Wings" had a mutant baby with "In the Moonlight."  This one's definitely a grower for me.  Maybe he'll revise it.
     
     
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    igger6 got a reaction from Bryant Burnette in Williams composing fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl centennial - "Centennial Overture"   
    Hello there!
     
     
    Whew.  There's a lot goin' on there.  Maybe it's the garbage audio quality, but from here it's like "Scherzo for X-Wings" had a mutant baby with "In the Moonlight."  This one's definitely a grower for me.  Maybe he'll revise it.
     
     
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    igger6 got a reaction from Tydirium in Williams composing fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl centennial - "Centennial Overture"   
    Hello there!
     
     
    Whew.  There's a lot goin' on there.  Maybe it's the garbage audio quality, but from here it's like "Scherzo for X-Wings" had a mutant baby with "In the Moonlight."  This one's definitely a grower for me.  Maybe he'll revise it.
     
     
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    igger6 got a reaction from BuzzLightyear in Williams composing fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl centennial - "Centennial Overture"   
    Hello there!
     
     
    Whew.  There's a lot goin' on there.  Maybe it's the garbage audio quality, but from here it's like "Scherzo for X-Wings" had a mutant baby with "In the Moonlight."  This one's definitely a grower for me.  Maybe he'll revise it.
     
     
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    igger6 got a reaction from Will in Williams composing fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl centennial - "Centennial Overture"   
    Hello there!
     
     
    Whew.  There's a lot goin' on there.  Maybe it's the garbage audio quality, but from here it's like "Scherzo for X-Wings" had a mutant baby with "In the Moonlight."  This one's definitely a grower for me.  Maybe he'll revise it.
     
     
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    igger6 got a reaction from artguy360 in Williams composing fanfare for the Hollywood Bowl centennial - "Centennial Overture"   
    Hello there!
     
     
    Whew.  There's a lot goin' on there.  Maybe it's the garbage audio quality, but from here it's like "Scherzo for X-Wings" had a mutant baby with "In the Moonlight."  This one's definitely a grower for me.  Maybe he'll revise it.
     
     
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    igger6 got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in What are your thoughts on John Williams' new theme for Obi-Wan?   
    Greatest?  Meh.  Some great theme statements and some interesting momentary musical moves, but it has the ROTJ problem: its best moments are developments of themes from TFA, and halfway through it throws up its hands and goes into "Tie Fighter Attack."
     
    Also, as much as I love Rose's Theme, it struggles to keep up with the rest of the action in this cue.  Every time it plays, it's like everyone on the battlefield puts down their blasters for a quick, romantic hot air balloon ride.
     
    As long as I'm airing suspicions, I have to acknowledge that some element of this surely stems from my distaste for TLJ broadly, but I'm confident my ranking stands up on musical terms as well.
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    igger6 got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in What are your thoughts on John Williams' new theme for Obi-Wan?   
    That's an interesting conversation.  I think it's totally aesthetically possible and kind of fun to rank themes and motifs that way, but the fact that your ranking happens to coincide with the eras of the movies makes me suspicious (in a playful, sake-of-argument sort of way).
     
    Here's how I'd rank them:
     
    V—not the first, but the most important
    IV—the one that started it all
    I—amazing slate of new, melodic themes
    VII—a stunning anchor in "Rey," plus a strong second string of motifs
    VI—A solid array, but the weakest of the original trilogy.  Old themes crowd out new ones.
    IX—Three solid new melodic entries, plus a few decent motifs
    II—One amazing theme, but little else stands out. (Quick! Hum the arena march!)  This is what VII would have been if "Resistance," Kylo, and "Steps" weren't so good.
    III—"BotH" is nice, but too close to Cinque's Theme to anchor a SW score.
    VIII—One decent melody for a minor character, half a theme for a place, a "Cantina Band" equivalent, and a lot of lackluster action-related half-gestures that sound like prior Williams pieces
  22. Confused
    igger6 got a reaction from CourtneyNeedsAW in What are your thoughts on John Williams' new theme for Obi-Wan?   
    That's an interesting conversation.  I think it's totally aesthetically possible and kind of fun to rank themes and motifs that way, but the fact that your ranking happens to coincide with the eras of the movies makes me suspicious (in a playful, sake-of-argument sort of way).
     
    Here's how I'd rank them:
     
    V—not the first, but the most important
    IV—the one that started it all
    I—amazing slate of new, melodic themes
    VII—a stunning anchor in "Rey," plus a strong second string of motifs
    VI—A solid array, but the weakest of the original trilogy.  Old themes crowd out new ones.
    IX—Three solid new melodic entries, plus a few decent motifs
    II—One amazing theme, but little else stands out. (Quick! Hum the arena march!)  This is what VII would have been if "Resistance," Kylo, and "Steps" weren't so good.
    III—"BotH" is nice, but too close to Cinque's Theme to anchor a SW score.
    VIII—One decent melody for a minor character, half a theme for a place, a "Cantina Band" equivalent, and a lot of lackluster action-related half-gestures that sound like prior Williams pieces
  23. Confused
    igger6 got a reaction from Fabulin in What are your thoughts on John Williams' new theme for Obi-Wan?   
    That's an interesting conversation.  I think it's totally aesthetically possible and kind of fun to rank themes and motifs that way, but the fact that your ranking happens to coincide with the eras of the movies makes me suspicious (in a playful, sake-of-argument sort of way).
     
    Here's how I'd rank them:
     
    V—not the first, but the most important
    IV—the one that started it all
    I—amazing slate of new, melodic themes
    VII—a stunning anchor in "Rey," plus a strong second string of motifs
    VI—A solid array, but the weakest of the original trilogy.  Old themes crowd out new ones.
    IX—Three solid new melodic entries, plus a few decent motifs
    II—One amazing theme, but little else stands out. (Quick! Hum the arena march!)  This is what VII would have been if "Resistance," Kylo, and "Steps" weren't so good.
    III—"BotH" is nice, but too close to Cinque's Theme to anchor a SW score.
    VIII—One decent melody for a minor character, half a theme for a place, a "Cantina Band" equivalent, and a lot of lackluster action-related half-gestures that sound like prior Williams pieces
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    igger6 reacted to crumbs in "Violin Concerto No. 2 and Selected Film Themes" Williams / Mutter album coming June 3rd from DG - Blu Ray Video coming August 19   
    Wow! A 30 minute interview with JW himself! This should be an incredibly rich listen...
     
    Is JW getting one step closer to appearing on @TownerFan's podcast?!
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    igger6 reacted to Not Mr. Big in Natalie Holt's OBI-WAN KENOBI (2022)   
    Holt's The Planets
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