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Uh oh, is that a "Dies Irae"? In minutes 71-75 of The Last Jedi, Luke makes an incipient Force connection, Rey faces her infinite reflection, and Kylo Ren definitely does not put a cowl on. Joining me today is my favorite playwright-professor, Takeo Rivera, here to suffuse my musical observations with his literary insights! We talk magical realism, postmodernism, Brecht, musical recalls, and much more.
- "Dies Irae" (Day of Wrath) melody/Gregorian chant
- Magical realism in The Last Jedi
- Brecht, Sophocles, postmodernism, and other literary references
- John Williams didn't have spotting sessions for this film
- Structures of Feeling (Raymond Williams): https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803100538488
- Sound details in Rey's cave reflection scene
Themes Referenced (in order of appearance): Force theme
- Faculty page (Boston University): https://www.bu.edu/english/profile/takeo-rivera/
- Academia.edu page: https://bu.academia.edu/TakeoRivera
- New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/20558/takeo-rivera
- Look out for his forthcoming book Model Minority Masochism published by Oxford University Press
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