Anakin Starkiller said:
I rescored Han Solo’s cameo / Ben Solo’s redemption to have a more Skywalker feel, did this back when the HDR released.
I used the theme from the Phantom Menace when Anakin is freed from Slavery, feels like a really beautiful call back and flows perfectly with this scene, especially being that Ben Solo is the last Skywalker it felt just right, the Saga begins with Anakin being freed to this track and now it ends with Ben Solo being freed from the darkside.
Rescore Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQt906lt7-U
I’m curious to see how well this blends in with the rest of the scene, as the original had music. Is the dialog on an isolated channel?
Alright, I have to admit the emotional music change here by Cinefy worked much better than I would have thought, and actually inspired me to go back and try one more time. It really does symbolize a parallel back to young Anakin becoming “free”. I still think Leia should have a more active role in Kylo’s turn to Ben, but I think I’ve found a compromise that may work.
In this version, the fight continues unbroken like some of you mentioned didn’t work before, except Rey interacts in real-time with Kylo – she won’t sense Leia’s death yet because it occurs later. I moved up the Palp/Pryde convo with a wipe as Palp immediately senses Leia’s interruption of Kylo killing Rey. Then, a wipe back to Kylo signifying he’s had some time to ponder. Han appears, but it’s a still-alive Leia projecting him. We have the emotional redemption music beginning as Leia passes, Kylo senses, R2 reacts, Rey senses, and finally there’s adequate time passage here for the Falcon to arrive back to the Resistance to also get the news. It finally ends with Rey on Ahch To throwing shit. I did have to lose the group shot around Leia though. I’ve always been sort of indifferent to Maz’s line there anyway, but the bigger issue for me is that I feel like that shot would have been better with our main players grieving her. Unfortunately, there’s no Rey/Poe/Finn/Chewie since they are offworld doing other stuff, so it didn’t bother me losing the shot. I could try to fit that shot in somewhere else though if people really liked it.
Anyway, the arrangement here combines all the emotional reactions from those who knew Leia. I really like now how it goes right from Chewie’s pain to Rey’s sadness/anger. In the film, I took it as Rey being more upset that she failed in her mission, not realizing the wayfinder Kylo destroyed wasn’t the only one (with the second being right under her nose in the ship she stole). Now, it’s not just that emotion that is drawn out here, but also her grief over Leia. To me anyway, this gives even more depth to Kylo’s ship now getting the brunt of her frustrations. Alright, enough talk, here’s the new clip…