ANH 20: Jungle Warehouse (Minutes 96-100)


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A NEW HOPE minutes 96-100 take us from the TIE fighter attack to the Rebel base on Yavin. Composer and music/sound editor Nick Norton joins Xanthe for a discussion about jungle soundscapes, downtime in the cockpit, and the 5 categories of sound in film.

Discussion points:

  • 00:00 - Hello there!
  • 16:27 - Vertical harmony
  • 20:00 - TIE fighter music talk-through
  • 27:05 - Math and music editing
  • 33:44 - 5 categories of sound in film.
  • 42:33 - Transition to Yavin
  • 53:12 - What is "production sound"?
  • 5 types of sound in film
  • 1:10:40 - SWMM Questionnaire

Things Mentioned:


  • 2. Rebel Fanfare
  • 8. TIE Fighter Attack
  • 5. Death Star
  • Note: I use the theme names and numbers established in Frank Lehman's Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars. You can download it free at his website:

Soundtrack stuff:

  • Last minute of "Ben Kenobi's Death/TIE Fighter Attack"

SWMM Questionnaire:

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

  • Original space opera.

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

  • More about Ludwig Göransson's process. How is/was the work divided (between Göransson and Joseph Shirley) in The Book of Boba Fett? How do electronics and sound design feed into the sound of The Mandalorian?

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

  • Blade Runner 2049 (composed by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch)

Nick Norton:

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