Solo 11: Under Pressure (Minutes 51-55 with Triad of the Force)

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Triad of the Force (Gus, Nani, Moe) join Xanthe in a discussion about the music and sound in minutes 51-55 of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which starts with Han convincing Dryden to give them a chance and ends with Han challenging Lando to a game of sabacc. We talk about musical pivot points, toxic professors, dialogue mixing, peacocks, the cue that sounds like David Bowie, and more!

Discussion Guide:

  • 00:00 - Hello there!
  • 11:46 - Toxic professors.
  • 25:19 - Love themes in Star Wars.
  • 30:51 - A slinky line with "Orientalist" flavors.
  • 36:55 - Confusing spatial sound, disembodied conversation.
  • 42:12 - James Bond reference?
  • 44:01 - Donald Glover's voice and Billy Dee Williams.
  • 55:13 - Han Solo, last minute hero.
  • 59:28 - Thrawn namedrop.
  • 1:03:22 - Lando, king of the scene.
  • 1:12:00 - National Geographic peacocks.
  • 1:18:13 - Discussing the "Sabacc Game (3M25)" cue. Is it diegetic? Where would the sounds be coming from? Why does it sound like David Bowie's "Under Pressure"?
  • 1:36:43 - Final thoughts about these Solo minutes.
  • 1:41:43 - SWMM Questionnaire
  • 1:50:28 - Where to find Triad of the Force (they'll be on the podcast stage at Star Wars Celebration 2022!)

Things to Check Out:

Musical Themes:

  • 3. Secrets
  • 5. The Gang
  • 1. Young Han Solo (Heroic, comp. JW)

Where are we in the soundtrack?

  • "Dryden's Patience Is Tested (3M21-22-23)" starting around 3:10
  • "Card Room (3M24)"
  • "Is This Seat Taken?"
  • beginning of "Sabacc Game (3M25)"

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STAR WARS MUSIC MINUTE QUESTIONNAIRE:

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

  • Nani: James Earl Jones (same answer as ANH season)
  • Moe: Analog but magical (same answer as ANH season)
  • Gus: Beepbeep! Kshh-Paaa. Grrrrrwwwwwrr! (same answer as ANH season)

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

  • Nani: The thought process, methods, and approaches to scoring new Star Wars media in the post-John Williams era. (same answer as ANH season)
  • Moe: How the beeps and boops were made. (ANH season: Max Rebo's Band).
  • Gus: The director-composer relationship and how they create a symbiont circle. (ANH season answer: How all the sounds, especially from the original trilogy, were created.)

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

  • Nani: Atonement (composed Dario Marianelli) and Batman (1989, composed by Danny Elfman)
  • Moe: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (composed by Yugo Kanno)
  • Gus: Interstellar (composed by Hans Zimmer). ANH season answers: Hook (composed by John Williams) and Fellowship of the Rings (composed by Howard Shore)

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Guest: Triad of the Force

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