I think Anthem of Evil was used too sparingly in the film. I only really noticed it after a few watches, definitely needs to be emphasised throughout.
Yeah, that’s one of the examples of “great music” I was talking about. I think re-scoring the entire movie using old music is the wrong approach. Instead we should emphasize the music that’s already there, and bring the score more in line with Williams’s intentions.
Yeah I watched Sideways video a couple weeks ago and he explains how TROS really kind of missed the mark on the usually very well-thought out placement of Star Wars.
I disagreed with most of his points, and I’m not bothered by a lot of the weird thematic placement. But I do want to restore some deleted Williams tracks, like “The Speeder Chase” and “Anthem of Evil.” I’m convinced that Williams didn’t do anything wrong musically, he was just screwed by JJ’s ADHD editing.
Possibilities for Prequel music are:
-Battle of Heroes for Rey V. Ren on the DSII until the the TROS music starts
That could be good. I’ve seen edits of it on YouTube, and it really highlights the Anakin vs Obi-Wan parallels. I think Duel of the Fates fits better though.
- The choir from Duel of the Fates for Rey meeting with Palpatine for the Sith Eternal
Don’t think that would work. The Sith Eternal choir is supposed to be in-universe Sith language, it would be jarring if they suddenly started singing Duel of the Fates. Like I said before, I think that track would fit much better in the Death Star wreckage duel.
- And from my own testing Across the Stars in some capacity works very well with Ben reviving Rey
(But I would recommend that that there be some remixing, maybe slower or deeper or mixed in with the TROS music that goes on during this scene… really anything done will probably be good)
I’m not sure about that. Across the Stars is supposed to be a theme specifically for Anakin and Padme, it would be just as weird as the moments Sideways pointed out if it suddenly became the “tragic love” theme.
My preferred saga experience:
ANH (4K77), ESB (Harmy), ROTJ (4K83).
Everything else is optional.