Knight of Kalee said:
Good call on making this thread, Jake!
One thing that makes Star Wars soundtrack stand out is not only the use of leitmotives or musical themes, but also the fact these leitmotives are mostly consistent across the entire saga. Since even the briefest musical figures of John William’s score have a particular meaning, it’s something that for me is really important to consider when rescoring the films.
Thanks! Part of it is I’ve seen different ideas across threads that I’ve liked, but threads got too unwieldy to find once i was ready to tackle music.
This catalogue of themes could be useful.
Thanks, I’ll have to look into this!
The sequel soundtracks are good on their own but they don’t have the same consistency the other two trilogies had. For example, none of the new themes introduced in The Last Jedi made it to Rise of Skywalker. There was also an overreliance in nostalgia, and many themes, like the Force theme ended up being overused.
I believe we should strategically reutilize some of the least-used themes to give them more importance across the trilogy. For example, establish a First Order motif. I mean, even the Separatists had a march of their own… And we also count with the benefit of hindsight to retcon some music connections, like Snoke and Palpatine, or Rey and Palpatine, etc.
Some ideas I have in mind.
- I really believe TROS should deliver on hinting at the main themes of the 9-movie saga, including OT and prequels.
- A couple of hours ago I posted this added score for the beginning of the battle of Exegol that reutilizes a Resistance motif frequently used in The Last Jedi: https://youtu.be/nkDUIIyLk4w
I like that. I was thinking of using some of that music, or the other Resistance theme for when the civilian fleet shows up.
- Someone had suggested adding a cue of Rose’s theme to the conversation between Finn and Jannah.
That would be interesting, I kinda feel Jannah is a stand-in for Rose anyway. I also thought about using a Lando theme, if there was music specific to him in the OT or Solo.
- The Rey/Ben triumphant hybrid theme from TROS could be used in TLJ for the moment they touch hands.
Which theme is that? I’m unfamiliar.