#28: Legend of Luke Skywalker | TLJ Minutes 136-140


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Behind every legend is a person. In this episode of Star Wars Music Minute, Darth Choco joins me in a heartfelt discussion of the music, lore, and legacy surrounding Luke Skywalker's final act.

  • 00:00:00 - Intro + In this set of minutes, Luke and Kylo face off, Rey uses the Force to lift the heavy rocks obstructing their path, and Luke says "See you around, kid."
  • 00:01:44 - How the cinematography and music complement each other during the face-off.
  • 00:03:55 - Luke and Kylo's contrasting combat styles, lightsaber sounds, and motivations
  • 00:05:25 - How the Force theme escalates throughout Luke's "I will not be the last Jedi" speech
  • 00:10:00 - The wordless choir and ascending strings when Rey lifts the rocks
  • 00:12:50 - How Star Wars (including The Last Jedi) plays with our scale perception
  • 00:15:00 - Do or do not.
  • 00:16:32 - Minor perfect authentic cadence (PAC)
  • 00:23:02 - Villain mental health
  • 00:26:47 - How Rey telegraphs Kylo Ren's lightsaber moves!!!???
  • 00:29:35 - Kylo's super rage-y music followed by furious, futile arpeggios
  • 00:32:54 - Luke's built different
  • 00:35:02 - "I thiiiink I'm eeeevil"
  • 00:42:48 - Legacy vs. blood
  • 00:46:23 - "I am a Jedi, like my father."
  • 00:51:20 - What it means to be a Jedi and to divest from one's attachments
  • 00:56:40 - Luke dies, and the Force theme sends him off
  • 00:57:47 - How Luke impacts the galaxy, Rey impacts Luke, and Luke gives Rey permission to be human

🎡 THEMES: Force, Rey's Power (incidental motif), Kylo Ren

🎡 SOUNDTRACK: "The Last Jedi" and "Peace and Purpose"

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