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Today, we are covering the music and sound of minutes 26-30 of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi! We get a final look of Luke, Leia sits by the window while exiting hyperspace, Leia slaps and demotes Poe, Admiral Ackbar calls a proximity alert, Snoke's ship tracks the Raddus, Poe gets permission to blow stuff up, Kylo Ren looks angry but conflicted, and the hangar blows up. Guest: Liz Whitaker from Mean Girls Minute.
Theme-spotting: Force theme, Kylo Ren theme, Leia theme, Resistance March, Tension.
Soundtrack: "4. The Supremacy"
- "Force Theme vs Binary Sunset vs Obi Wan"
- Liz's method of writing music to herself is "BUM bum bum bum bum"
- Suspension chords and the effect they can have on a scene.
- Water bottle rattle symbolism.
- Xanthe feels some "Pavane for a Dead Princess" (Maurice Ravel) vibes.
- What hyperspace sounds like and how we would recreate hyperspace at home.
- Rundown of sound design highlights.
- Futuristic beeps and blips. So underrated yet so precise.
- How 90's pop divas unknowingly trained our ears to recognize emphatic key changes.
- The sputtering and corkscrewing sounds of Kylo's ship.
- An interesting happens in Kylo's theme...
- Our lay breakdown of the explosion sound moment.
- How sound design sparks curiosity. Incongruity and unexpected sound design choices subconsciously challenge our assumptions about the physical space of a given world. (ex. The sound BB-8 makes when bouncing around).
- Two different interpretations of what Leia's Theme could mean.
Consistency note: While leitmotif names are completely up to interpretation, I'm using the names that Frank Lehman uses in his Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars. I find this resource to be the most careful, objective, well-organized, and up-to-date guide of its kind.