#1: From a Cellist's POV | TLJ Minutes 1-5


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By Chrysanthe Tan. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick (cellist on The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker) joins Chrysanthe in covering minutes 1-5 of Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi.

Film action: Lucasfilm logo, opening crawl, Hux being tooled with, and Poe starting to attack the Dreadnought.

Discussion topics:

  • Erika busts some John Williams myths.
  • John Williams' conducting style.
  • What recording sessions were like (secrecy, VIPs, funny moments, how they differed from other scoring sessions).
  • Why the opening crawl Main Titles sound different across eras (from tuning to mixing and more).
  • Cello demonstration of the Main Title and a breakdown of the rhythm.
  • The resonance of certain keys for string instruments.
  • How the motion picture lines up with the soundtrack.

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