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The Making of Star Wars (1977) documentary - alternate takes?


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I was watching this old documentary I found on youtube and I noticed that a lot of the music in it sounds different than what is in the film.

 

Are these alternate takes from the film recording sessions or are they a straight-up rerecording? Or are they just pitch shifted or something


Like for example the version of "The Inner City" that starts at 8:00 sounds very different to me

 

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Also what is playing right before the time stamp you mentioned? That sounds very different than what's on the albums....

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@enderdrag64 They are re-recordings. The end credits of the documentary includes credits for the composer and others that worked on the new arrangements. There are other documentaries that use these same arrangements but re-recorded yet again. I've always liked the end credits arrangement, particularly the very ending.

 

EDIT: William Loose was the composer/arranger on all of the aforementioned documentaries.

 

22 minutes ago, Brando said:

Also what is playing right before the time stamp you mentioned? That sounds very different than what's on the albums....

 

Original music by William Loose.

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22 minutes ago, Manakin Skywalker said:

 I've always liked the end credits arrangement, particularly the very ending.

 

The immediate cut to the 20th Century Fox Fanfare? Absolutely genius use of that cue if you ask me. 

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35 minutes ago, Brando said:

The immediate cut to the 20th Century Fox Fanfare? Absolutely genius use of that cue if you ask me. 

 

That's not part of the original documentary, they added that for the Blu-ray set. :lol:

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  • 2 months later...

Are the William Loose arrangements available anywhere? They're quite lovely!

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