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This topic contains 11 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  Festoon 12 years, 4 months ago.

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  • #2760

    RonanHayes
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    Got the soundtrack for episode 3 last week, and I must say its probably the best out of all of them. It combines the feel of all other Starwars soundtracks while still remaining a great piece of original material.

    I have in the past judged my expectations of the prequels based on the quality of their soundtracks, and I must say while hopes were high in the past, they are really sky high now.

    I would recommend it to anyone, but dont look at the track listings :D. That way you can enjoy the film. Without knowing exactly what will happen.

  • #20664

    boadle
    Participant

    Agreed. Great soundtrack.

    Unfortunately, I made the mistake of looking at the track listings. Some real spoilers there.

    Especially track no. 9 “C-3PO removes his mask and announced his undying love for Leia”

    The closing credits include some nice new takes on the traditional Leitmotif segues (maybe Claire Fitch will explain those last two terms to our resident musical heathens!).

  • #20666

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Yeah Claire! Help us out here!!!

  • #20667

    boadle
    Participant

    There’s also a DVD that comes with the CD that has Ian ‘Egggseeeeellllennttttt’ McDiarmid taking us through a whirlwind medley of the music of the entire series, cut to the key visuals.

    Interesting.

  • #20684

    fitch
    Participant

    Leitmotif.. it’s a musical theme or tune that is assigned to a mood/character or action ..

    the trick is to normally give a character a separate recognisable musical theme.. then every time you see the person you hear the tune..

    the death star march springs to mind here LOL

    segue.. well to me that’s a section of music that’s linked to another one.. smoothly and probably without a break..

    so together.. my guess is you’ll be hearing a nice compilation of lots of the old favourite themes.. not heard it so hard to be more definite :D

  • #20686

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Our very own resident audio expert! :wink:

    Thanks Claire!

  • #20703

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Cheers Claire. Ah…..my two favourite Leitmotif’s would have to be Vaders Theme and the Emperors Theme.

    I was never in any doubt about Williams’ ability to bring a great soundtrack to the table for Ep III. He is a legend.

  • #20790

    Festoon
    Participant

    Leitmotif.. it’s a musical theme or tune that is assigned to a mood/character or action ..

    the trick is to normally give a character a separate recognisable musical theme.. then every time you see the person you hear the tune..

    the death star march springs to mind here LOL
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    Mr. Williams has crushed the idea of a lietmotif under his heels so hard that he pushed them into the centre of the earth at this rate.

    That last Star Wars film was just ridiculous, every time a reference to evil was made the Imperial March sounded. Totally OTT. The Force theme is still excellent though.

    I rather the Bernard Herrmann approach myself, where the music describes the emotions and fills in the gaps/tells its own story. The soundtrack becomes a character in its own right. Lovely.

  • #20804

    Nooptical
    Participant

    What??

    One of the best things about Star Wars is the music, and the fact that each character more or less has his or her or its own unique theme.
    Star Wars isn’t about subtlety.
    I also don’t remember the Imperial March being very prominent at all in the last movie, except the bit at the end with the clone army preparing for war bit.

  • #20818

    omen
    Participant

    So Star Wars takes it roots from Peter and the Wolf….excellent :)

  • #20821

    fitch
    Participant

    Wagner more like :D much more epic i think

    .. prokofiev did a lovely job with P+the W though :D

  • #20844

    Festoon
    Participant

    What??

    One of the best things about Star Wars is the music, and the fact that each character more or less has his or her or its own unique theme.
    Star Wars isn’t about subtlety.
    I also don’t remember the Imperial March being very prominent at all in the last movie, except the bit at the end with the clone army preparing for war bit.[/quote:f2506f95d0]

    It was always suggested when Anakin acts evil/petulant.

    I would say THE best thing about Star Wars is the music. Thing is, Mr Williams got into a real habit of “theme for everything” for a while.

    Still he seems to have departed a bit from it with the nice Catch Me If You Can OST.

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