Dom, love your use of OT John Williams music. I know the biggest concern with some people is that they can’t detach those OT moments with the accompanying music, so it might be a good opportunity to use some unused tracks from the original trilogy.
I know aalenfae used an unused track from ANH to replace Duel of the Fates during Anakin’s search for his mother in AOTC.
Another user (can’t remember who exactly) posted a thread where he inserted the unused music from Vader and Luke’s duel from ESB into Yoda’s arrival at the arena in AOTC (without sound fx).
I’m not sure if you used the original music for the Sail Barge Assault or not, but I know there is also an alternate unused version on the soundtrack that might be worth looking at. I’m sure you’ve already put a lot of thought into it though!
I’ve sort of come to enjoy Duel of the Fates during that scene. I’ll have to see if I can find that clip, but I’m not sure if I’ll actually change that. As for that Yoda scene, that’s an interesting idea. Right now I have a very familiar tune accompanying that sequence (albeit a non-familiar recording).
I definitely considered the alternate sail barge music, but ultimately part of the reason why I wanted to use the track that made it into ROTJ was its use of classic themes. The PT is mostly devoid of the main title and the Rebel fanfare, and I get why, but I mostly see these as generic Star Wars hero themes, and I think adding them to the PT will give them the sort of SW feel that they are missing (especially this scene which is basically the only classic fun adventure scene we get to see with Anakin and Obi-wan together).
I get why some people might not like it, but a lot of these scenes are reusing music anyway, so why not reuse OT music?
Yeah that’s my mentality about it.
Anyway, I really like what you’ve done so far and I appreciate the rules you’ve given your edit to give the films a sense of consistency.
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