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 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 4:53 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

So, let's keep things grown up please smile

A new John Williams score, for his final STAR WARS film.
What's NOT to get excited about?

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 5:39 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Indeed.

*And* it reunites Williams with JJ Abrams, who seems to understand the material very well, respects the fan base and has enough confidence to trust his composer.

Couldn't looking more forward to this score. And especially, considering it's Star Wars, the coda. The last moments of a Star Wars saga-film belong with the best moments in cinema ever made.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Indeed.

*And* it reunites Williams with JJ Abrams, who seems to understand the material very well, respects the fan base and has enough confidence to trust his composer.

Couldn't looking more forward to this score. And especially, considering it's Star Wars, the coda. The last moments of a Star Wars saga-film belong with the best moments in cinema ever made.


A defining moment in movie and score history, something to celebrate!

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

I am very much looking forward to this. Anytime we get a new William score for a Star Wars movie is a blessed event.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 7:51 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I'm very excited for this score! I love Williams.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   Saul Pincus   (Member)

Going out on a limb here, but I think THE FORCE AWAKENS proved that Abrams is capable of getting new material out of late-career Williams that's more often than not highly memorable and engaging. We all reference Rey's Theme and The Jedi Steps (Ahch-To) stuff, but there's a lot more meat than those themes/moments alone. I find the last few reels to be so brilliant, propulsive and satisfying that I often listen to the that material on the album, but there are other standout sequences where Williams is hardly slumming it.

I look forward with hope to what TROS bring us musically.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 1:34 AM   
 By:   Adam Krysinski   (Member)

135 minutes of music, so the movie will be long cool

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Going out on a limb here, but I think THE FORCE AWAKENS proved that Abrams is capable of getting new material out of late-career Williams that's more often than not highly memorable and engaging. We all reference Rey's Theme and The Jedi Steps (Ahch-To) stuff, but there's a lot more meat than those themes/moments alone. I find the last few reels to be so brilliant, propulsive and satisfying that I often listen to the that material on the album, but there are other standout sequences where Williams is hardly slumming it.

I look forward with hope to what TROS bring us musically.


The intro to the scherzo is one of my favorite things from the album. I really hope he recovers from the uninspired debacle of The Last Jedi.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

It’s incredible that one of the most talented composers in the medium has had the opportunity to score nine major films with interrelated thematic material over more than 40 years. There’s never been anything like that.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   MikeyKW   (Member)

Indeed, it felt like he was on auto-pilot on TLJ. The only track I though was inspired was "Chrome Dome". The rest: not so much.

Going out on a limb here, but I think THE FORCE AWAKENS proved that Abrams is capable of getting new material out of late-career Williams that's more often than not highly memorable and engaging. We all reference Rey's Theme and The Jedi Steps (Ahch-To) stuff, but there's a lot more meat than those themes/moments alone. I find the last few reels to be so brilliant, propulsive and satisfying that I often listen to the that material on the album, but there are other standout sequences where Williams is hardly slumming it.

I look forward with hope to what TROS bring us musically.


The intro to the scherzo is one of my favorite things from the album. I really hope he recovers from the uninspired debacle of The Last Jedi.

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

BROS before ROS.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Star Wars.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2019 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   Bill in Portland Maine   (Member)

After several months without a listen, I gave Last Jedi a spin today. Take out the Canto Bight sequences and it's a phenomenal score. Rich, complex, grand. A solid addition to the Star Wars musical universe.

It did a lot of heavy lifting in that movie, and I've never gotten over the feeling that Rian's relationship with John wasn't as chummy or in synch as it seems to be with JJ (aka "JJ baby...").

-

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2019 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   GOLDSMITHDAKING   (Member)

The Last Jedi was the first time i walked out of a Star Wars film completely uninspired by a John Williams SW score.It didnt help that the film was so poor,it just seemed that Williams was just on autopilot.

Even though i thought The Force Awakens was a train wreck of a film,at the very least Williams provided a memorable score.I guess being away from the franchise for so many years inspired him.

Even if Rise Of Skywalker ends up being more SJW pandering nonsense,i hope he delivers with this one as its most likely his finale with the franchise ( Even though we all know ROTS was the real finale ).

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2019 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Prefacing this with the fact I really enjoyed The Last Jedi, I thought the score was excellent but for the crystal cavern scene with the Millenium Falcon. Johnson wanted (I assume) something like The Asteroid Field from Empire Strikes Back, but unfortunately - for whatever reason - the cavern theme is WAY too derivative. I thought that work was just The Asteroid Field with tweaked instrumentation, which for that reason took away from the sequence.

Don't understand the problem with Canto Bight stuff. smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2019 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

The Last Jedi was the first time i walked out of a Star Wars film completely uninspired by a John Williams SW score.It didnt help that the film was so poor,it just seemed that Williams was just on autopilot.

Even though i thought The Force Awakens was a train wreck of a film,at the very least Williams provided a memorable score.I guess being away from the franchise for so many years inspired him.

Even if Rise Of Skywalker ends up being more SJW pandering nonsense,i hope he delivers with this one as its most likely his finale with the franchise ( Even though we all know ROTS was the real finale ).


If you consider TLJ SJW nonsense don‘t you have to call the trilogy white supremacy nonsense?

I think both is nonsense.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2019 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Sitting on the sidelines this time...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2019 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Are we REALLY going there again??!!!!!

frown

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2019 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

It seems we can’t have a discussion about John Williams’ music for any Star Wars film without the same handful of alt-right jackasses showing up to push their tiresome agenda on the rest of us. You guys didn’t like The Last Jedi WE GET IT. Making the same redundant complaints endlessly isn’t changing any minds here and worse than that IT’S BORING. Someone went to all the trouble to create a new thread to keep the conversation on the upcoming film and it’s music and still the same voices keep showing up to show their contempt and disrespect for the rest who have moved on. You want to troll the libs and whine about how Kathleen Kennedy raped your childhood? There are plenty of dark web forums where you can exercise your First Amendment rights until you go blind. We’re trying the have a music conversation here. Take the rest outside.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2019 - 9:45 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Way to shit on the thread. And imposed false labels are the corn in the shit.

 
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