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In the Last Jedi thread I linked to this video on Star Wars music, specifically Rey's Theme:

 

On 1/2/2018 at 17:11, Nick R said:

Film music theory YouTube video channel Sideways has done a video about Rey's Theme.

 

His conclusion is that because the filmmakers don't have a long-term plan in mind, John Williams put Rey's Theme together using melodic and harmonic elements of just about every major theme in the series, so that there's a lot of flexibility in in how it can be used depending on what direction they decide to take her story.

 

Well, the video gets to that point eventually. It starts off with a different talk about the different (and inconsistent) roles that the Force Theme/Binary Sunset/May the Force Be With You leitmotif plays over the course of the films: how it's used for Obi-Wan in the OT but not in the prequel trilogy; and how it gets played 21 times(!) in The Last Jedi, but surprisingly not for the most prominent example of Force usage in the entire movie.

 

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Further to that, here's a New Yorker article by Alex Ross on John Williams' use of the leitmotifs in Star Wars. (Some Last Jedi spoilers!)

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/a-field-guide-to-the-musical-leitmotifs-of-star-wars

 

In that, he links to this previous article he wrote on Williams' Star Wars music:

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/listening-to-star-wars

 

And he also links to this document which breaks down almost all the leitmotifs in the Williams-scored Star Wars films (in most cases with handy YouTube links to illustrate their most prominent occurrence):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xJ0Jj-mLfOPUCtcAm_HDGIkFwvHL5gbX/view

 

And continuing the music theory links, here's a video I watched a while ago. It should be obvious in retrospect, and it's probably common knowledge - but before watching this, it had never occurred to me just how similar the Star Wars score is to The Planets!

 

 

And one more music theory breakdown video...

 

 

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I rewatched force awakens and last Jedi this evening and it's got me all hyped up for the final film now.

I hope the backlash on last Jedi doesn't influence proceedings, though there are definitely bits that stick out and occasionally jar it absolutely nails it's big moments for me.

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On 26/02/2019 at 19:57, Goose said:

Topher Grace, who dabbles in editing in his off days, has released a Star Wars Always trailer, which cuts together footage from all ten of the Star Wars movies and spin offs. I'm still interested in seeing his 85 minute cut of the prequels, as well as his Hobbit super cut, which apparently takes all three movies and makes them a single 100 minute feature. 

 

 

 

 

"Previously, on Calpol Fever Dream..."

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https://thehardtimes.net/harddrive/boba-fett-movie-rumored-to-be-90-minutes-of-climbing-out-of-sarlacc-pit-in-real-time/?

 

Boba Fett Movie Rumored to be 90 Minutes of Climbing Out of Sarlacc Pit in Real Time



 

LOS ANGELES — Although Disney has confirmed that the Boba Fett standalone film will be delayed, rumors are circulating that the reasoning is due to the movie being just an hour and a half of the bounty hunter climbing out of the sarlacc pit in real time.

An anonymous source used the term “experimental art piece” to describe Fett’s journey to the surface in one unbroken shot.

“It’s a different kind of Star Wars story,” said the Disney executive. “Like, really different. Instead of diving into the fan favorite’s tragic childhood or badass adventures with Bossk, Disney is focusing on how he got out of the sarlacc after Return of the Jedi. Literally just that. Going up the pit one step at a time without cutting away to anything more interesting.”

 

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Didn't he end up getting out in a really lazy way in the jabbas palace book? I seem to remember there's allegedly big corridors and it's linked to other sarlacc monsters and he just flies out ?

 

Both of these are obviously terrible though 

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They've announced their new plan. Alternating Star Wars and Avatar in Decembers. Star Wars in 2022, 24 and 26. Avatar in 2021, 23, 25 and 27.

 

It's not known what 3 Star Wars movies those will be from the ones said to be in some stage of development.

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2 hours ago, JohnC said:

They've announced their new plan. Alternating Star Wars and Avatar in Decembers. Star Wars in 2022, 24 and 26. Avatar in 2021, 23, 25 and 27.

 

It's not known what 3 Star Wars movies those will be from the ones said to be in some stage of development.

 

Can’t link now due to being in transit but apparently the trilogy is most likely the one being developed by the Game of Thrones people.

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A 3 year break for the creatives to polish up their material, I wonder if the bookmakers are taking bets on whose films these are going to be :)

 

They'll have had a fairly long time to come up with something decent with that amount of time, but even 4+ years is a relatively short period compared to the gestation period James Cameron is getting.

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me and the boy were going through this book

 

best-price-ultimate-star-wars-full-book-

 

it starts with ep.1, and works its way through to whatever film it ends on, we didn't make it to the end yet. (it doesn't have Solo or Rogue 1 in this edition, may not have ep7 or 8)

 

anyway he's telling me how much he likes jar-jar, doing his jar-jar impersonation, and I tell him that jar-jar makes the Ewoks look like Shaft...

 

he doesn't know who Shaft is... :facepalm:

 

(nor has he watched Spaced)

 

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