ANH 1: The First Five Minutes of Star Wars (Minutes 1-5)

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Discussion Highlights:

  • The 20th Century FOX fanfare, purpose of studio logos, myth of movies
  • Sharp London Symphony Orchestra, pitch inflation, Treaty of Versailles
  • Opening crawl practical effects and music synchronization
  • Holst Mars vs. Blockade Runner quiz
  • Original, special editions, de-specialized editions, mono mix
  • Darth Vader's breathing and the not-Imperial March
  • How the soundtrack without the sound design and dialogue can sound bare
  • Inaugural Star Wars Music Minute Questionnaire

Musical Themes: (in order of appearance, using Frank Lehman's catalogue designations):

  • 1a. Main Theme (A Section)
  • 1b. Main Theme (B Section)
  • 2. Rebel Fanfare
  • 3. Force
  • 1) Starry Night Arpeggios
  • 2) Starry Night Piccolo
  • 3) Martial Chords
  • 4) Martial Rhythm

Where we are in the soundtrack album:

  • 20th Century Fox Fanfare
  • A New Hope Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner
  • Imperial Attack

References:

STAR WARS MUSIC MINUTE QUESTIONNAIRE:

1. In exactly 3 words, what does Star Wars sound like?

  • Alex: majestic French horns
  • Pete: Aunt Beru's kitchen

2. What's something related to Star Wars music or sound that you want to learn more about?

  • Pete would like to watch a sound design commentary from Ben Burtt or any sound department special.
  • Alex wants a documentary featurette explaining what the process of scoring a film is.

3. What's a score or soundtrack you're fond of besides anything Star Wars?

  • Pete: The Black Hole (composed by John Barry)
  • Alex: Superman (composed by John Williams)

GUESTS:

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