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You're all welcome.  

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 the

I tried so hard to like this film. I held out until the very end hoping that something might happen to salvage what a mess this "final" entry was in my eyes, but nothing happened. In what was possibly

3 minutes ago, Pawel P. said:


So, after the press screening, I can tell you that the score is really, really good, really crushing. This movie really owns it a lot. I haven't heard FYC material, but especailly two new themes are very epic and have a very prominent place in the score. One is majestic, both are super catchy and memorable. An instant classics for me.

 

I have the impression that this is the most aggressive score of the new trilogy, and at the same time the most lyrical and nostalgic. Of course, old themes are back - Force, Vader, Palaptine, Leia, Han Solo and the Pricnes, Yoda, Rey, Resistance. End Credits is a mix of old themes and new ones.

 

I didn't notice Dule of the Fates, but there is a powerful choir that sounds quite similar to it. There are more choirs, at the beginning and especially in the last act of the film. One of them reminded me of Anakin's Betrayal from ROTS.
 
The movie ends, for the fourth time in a row, with Binnary Sunset.

 

In two places, if I remember correctly, Williams almost copied fragments from ROTJ (Darth Vader's death) and ESB (Dagobah). But it sounds spectacular.

 

To sum up, there is a lot going on here. I can't wait to hear it on CD. And of course a few more times at the cinema.
 
Of course, don't take my words for granted. I really like scores from both TFA and TLJ.

Thank you for this! Could you describe the end credits a bit more? What I'm most curious about is, do they end in a way that also celebrates JW's achievement, or is there really nothing unexpected to be heard?

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12 minutes ago, Pawel P. said:

The movie ends, for the fourth time in a row, with Binnary Sunset.

 

 

So yeah, FYC's A New Home is not the final track of the movie, as many (me included) have suspected.

 

Also, what about the use of choir on the movie? Bigger than on the other ST scores?

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19 minutes ago, Edmilson said:

So yeah, FYC's A New Home is not the final track of the movie, as many (me included) have suspected.

 

It's clear to me that the FYC track "ends" where Binary Sunset would begin, but the Binary Sunset part was removed from the FYC because its an existing arrangement

 

If you listen to the track, you can hear Binary Sunset beginning in your head as the track ends

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Well, there are a couple of Kylo/Rey fights in the film, and some of them have music. But nothing stood out in a thematic sense, at least not for me.

 

5 minutes ago, Jay said:

So was it obvious watching the film what the "Anthem of Evil" theme is?

 

I think I know what it refers to, yes.

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7 minutes ago, Jay said:

So was it obvious watching the film what the "Anthem of Evil" theme is?

 

Not necessarily for me. I didn't listen to anything before the screening. In fact, I focused on film as much as on music. This isn't always easy with such intensity of events on the screen. :)

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What's worse will be people complaining that the ST scores were unmemorable because there wasn't any epic music from the prequels - missing out on the true wealth of material Williams has written for us.

5 minutes ago, Bilbo said:


I can’t wait for the next 20 years of people complaining that something isn’t complete because it’s missing source music! Teh Joy!

 

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1 hour ago, bollemanneke said:

Does Rose's theme get some airtime?

 

Well, the character appears (albeit briefly -- she's one of the elements that get swallowed by the rushed sequences), but I could not hear her theme.

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So those that have seen the film, do these new themes sound about right?

 

 

The Trio Theme

  • FYC 02 Falcon Flight 1:13
  • FYC 03 We Go Together 0:14 / 1:45
  • FYC 05 A Prisoner 1:01
  • FYC 06 To Kimiji 0:17
  • FYC 07 Fleeing from Kimiji 1:17
  • FYC 20 Seeing Sights 0:24

 

The Rise of Skywalker Theme

  • FYC 17 Approaching the Throne 3:18
  • FYC 21 Rescue 0:02
  • FYC 22 Farewell 3:32

 

Anthem of Evil

  • FYC 01 Prologue 0:57
  • FYC 10 Join Me 0:57
  • FYC 12 Off The Waterfront 0:04

 

Rising and Falling Motif (What does this represent?)

  • FYC 01 Prologue 0:43
  • FYC 17 Approaching the Throne 2:07

 

Action Ostinato (Does it represent one certain character?

  • FYC 02 Falcon Flight 1:53
  • FYC 07 Fleeing from Kimiji 0:00 
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1 hour ago, Ricardo Mortimer said:

Has anyone seen a movie already" That cute melody around the whole soundtrack (dominates in track The Rise of Skywalker) is written for which character? Thanks

Well…it's Rey theme, right? It's like the major key version of Rey's theme, like Anakin's theme is to Darth Vader's…

 

Oh wait, is what you guys are calling the trio theme, isn't that the main melody of Rey's theme? And what we're calling the Rise of Skywalker theme is based on the chimes of Rey's theme?

 

Oh Jesus, I'm just realizing this now… it's all Rey's theme.

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11 minutes ago, aviazn said:

Well…it's Rey theme, right? It's like the major key version of Rey's theme, like Anakin's theme is to Darth Vader's…

 

Oh wait, is what you guys are calling the trio theme, isn't that the main melody of Rey's theme? And what we're calling the Rise of Skywalker theme is based on the chimes of Rey's theme?

 

Oh Jesus, I'm just realizing this now… it's all Rey's theme.

Remember who composed all this.  

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