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Score Guide – Star Wars The Last Jedi (2017)

Rebels, it’s time to let old things die! A belated Happy New Year from the Score Guide team, welcome one and all to our 9th Star Wars Score Guide! In celebration of the recent cinematic release, it is time we talk Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, and the stellar score by composer John Williams!

Join Captain Wend, his co-pilot Will Dodson and hopeless droid Claude back on board the SSR-15 as they discuss the latest movie in the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi! Supported by their expert band of Rebels*, your hosts guide you through the soundtrack release, discussing, analysing and chestbeating over the surplus of old themes, new themes, surprising motifs, jaw-dropping orchestration and their favourite musical moments from this latest action showpiece!

*We want to give a GALACTIC thank you to our strongest Rebel Alliance yet for dropping musical bombshells and insights that made this episode one of our greatest to date: Dane Walker, Megan Culley, Joscha Sauerland, Jennifer Wolff, Mike Watson, Mark Carman, Matthew Brown and Jamie Burns.

Release

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Walt Disney Records (2017)

Timestamps

0:00:00 – Skit

Featuring Jamie Burns, Xander Stobbs, Will Dodson, Megan Culley, Wendell Jones & Ian Crabb

0:09:53 – 1. Main Title and Escape

0:22:07 – 2. Ahch-To Island

0:27:59 – 3. Revisiting Snoke

Rebel: Dane Walker

0:36:13 – 4. The Supremacy

0:40:44 – 5. Fun With Finn and Rose

0:43:59 – 6. Old Friends

0:46:49 – 7. The Rebellion is Reborn

0:50:35 – 8. Lesson One

0:54:21 – 9. Canto Bight

Rebel: Megan Culley (Professional Story Topper)

0:58:16 – 10. Who Are You?

58:57 – The Death Star Motif

1:03:08 – 11. The Fathiers

Rebels: Joscha Sauerland and Megan Culley (Starkiller Base Sanitation)

1:09:37 – 12. The Cave

1:13:54 – 13. The Sacred Jedi Texts

1:17:53 – 14. A New Alliance

Rebels: Jennifer Wolff and Megan Culley (Professional Rey Defender)

1:25:04 – 15. Chrome Dome

Rebel: Megan Culley (President of the Vice Admiral Holdo Fan Club)

1:30:28 – 16. The Battle of Crait

Rebels: Mike Watson, Dane Walker and Mark Carman

1:43:04 – 17. The Spark

Rebels: Matthew Brown, Joscha Sauerland, Jennifer Wolff and Dane Walker

1:57:42 – 18. The Last Jedi

1:59:37 – 19. Peace and Purpose

2:03:55 – 20. Finale

Rebels: Joscha Sauerland and Megan Culley (Confirmed Nerd)

2:16:10 – How It Should End Credits by Jamie Burns

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In Defence of Revenge of the Sith

Join Ian, Will, Wend and Rob for the latest and funniest instalment of “In Defence of” so far! They thoroughly enjoy discussing and bravely defending the final part of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, written and directed by George Lucas. Featuring another phenomenal score by maestro John Williams, Revenge of the Sith ended the saga on a high, but has been unfairly tarnished over the years from it’s place in the prequel trilogy. We look past this and judge the film on it’s own merits, of which it has many. May the force be with all of us on this one! 

Timestamps

6:04 – Film

27:01 – Music

45:52 – Gripe

1:11:33 – Defence

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Episode 14 – Indiana Jones

In celebration of their one year anniversary as a podcast, Will, Wend, Xander and Ian discuss all four of John Williams‘ highly memorable and well-loved scores for the Indiana Jones films created by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg.

Timestamps

2:38 – Raiders of the Lost Ark

28:48 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

49:29 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

1:05:15 – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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Episode 13 – Main Titles

To finish off 2014, we each bring two of our favourite main themes to the table and discuss what they mean to us.

Our first selections include the militaristic Thunderbirds theme by Barry Gray, two themes from Bear McCreary including the musical palindrome that is Da Vinci’s Demons and the unsettling main theme to the television series Caprica, the unforgettable Tara’s Theme from Gone with the Wind by the prolific film composer Max Steiner. For the second round of choices we discuss the beautifully majestic Star Trek Voyager theme Jerry Goldsmith composed, the amazingly bombastic Wing Commander theme by David Arnold, the beautiful, childlike theme for To Kill a Mockingbird by Elmer Bernstein, and the infamous and arguably greatest superhero theme of all time, John Williams’ Superman theme.

Timestamps:

1:49 – Thunderbirds

8:58 – Caprica

15:41 – Da Vinci’s Demons

25:18 – Tara’s Theme – Gone with the Wind

31:29 – Star Trek: Voyager

38:05 – Wing Commander

47:35 – To Kill a Mockingbird

53:23 – Superman

Links from this episode:

Bear McCreary’s blog post on writing Leonardo’s Theme for Da Vinci’s Demons

Link to friend of the show Chad Hopkins´ amazing article on “Movie Music and Its Recognizability” How many themes can you recognise?

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Episode 3 – The Music of Star Wars, Part 2

In Part 2 of The Music of Star Wars, we take a look at some of our favourite cues from John Williamsfilm scores to the Star Wars prequel trilogy. We also discuss who we’d like to see score the upcoming standalone films.

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Episode 2 – The Music of Star Wars, Part 1

In Part 1 of The Music of Star Wars, we take a look at some of our favourite cues from John Williams‘ legendary film scores to the Star Wars saga.

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