ANH 2: Baby Force Theme (Minutes 6-10)

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Discussion Highlights:
  • 0:00:00 - Introduction
  • 0:03:45 - Start talking about the minutes
  • 0:06:15 - Is scoring done chronologically?
  • 0:10:43 - First instance of the Force theme, but some notes are missing
  • 0:11:52 - Discussion on score vs. lore
  • 0:15:27 - Our introduction to C-3PO, R2-D2, and their sound/language
  • 0:18:03 - Underscore and the relative softness of the music in the mix
  • 0:22:00 - Darth Vader without the Imperial March
  • 0:33:12 - Seamless transitions in and out of music, like an airport conveyer belt
  • 0:35:00 - How this choreography and set feels like a black box theater
  • 0:40:24 - The first stun gun moment in Star Wars
  • 0:41:28 - How does loud, prominent music make us feel as opposed to softer or background music?
  • 0:46:30 - Launching from the escape pod, and the music says "this is where it all begins"
  • 0:48:30 - Star Wars through Threepio's eyes
  • 0:53:50 - The cadence of James Earl Jones's voice
  • 0:56:30 - pressurized doors in Star Wars
  • 0:59:30 - The desolate soundscape of Tatooine
  • 1:07:10 - What is music?
  • 1:10:12 - SWMM questionnaire
  • 1:18:15 - Goodbyes

Themes Referenced:

  • 4. Leia
  • 5. Death Star
  • 6a. Imperials (Motif)
  • 6b. Imperials (Ostinato)
  • 6) Planetary Descent Figure
  • Set Piece Motif: Escape Hatch

References:

STAR WARS MUSIC MINUTE QUESTIONNAIRE:

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

  • Beyond the horizon

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

  • Lightsaber sounds

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

  • The Last Samurai (composed by Hans Zimmer)

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