A quickie random question:
Does 3PO have his own musical theme? The notes played while he and R2 were first scene in ESB (talking about how they were going to dry out all of Leia's clothes) is also heard while Chewie is putting 3PO back together in the cloud city detention cell. Thoughts?
Yep, there is a definite 'droids' motif in the score for ESB. You can also hear it when R2's periscope pops up after he falls in the swamp, when 3PO tells him "You take good care of Master Luke now, understand?" during the snow battle, when R2 is repairing 3PO's leg near the end, and there is also a dramatic/poignant rendition in the unused part of the score as R2 scans for signals when Luke is lost in the snow. The droid motif is one of the more subtle aspects of the score, one which probably goes unnoticed by most people, but it's just one of those details that helps make the great music even better.