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John Williams Tribute Thread

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by Lock_S_Foils, May 19, 2019.

  1. Lock_S_Foils

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    Saw the SWNN news post on John Williams, and got me waxing nostalgic on frankly, IMO, a really overlooked absolutely critical cornerstone of Star Wars - JW and his amazing themes.

    I've been reading "The Making of Star Wars" , again, recently and am kind of befuddled how little they discuss JW and his impact. For me, JW makes SW, SW....he will be very difficult to replace.

    After SW debuted in the Summer of '77, I can vividly remember begging my parents to get the soundtrack album (on vinyl those days...)

    We had one of those old stereo setups in our living room in our old house with the turntable and a couple huge floor standing speakers. Remember it just like yesterday, lying on the floor in that old living room, with the clock ticking, it was a quiet corner of our house...putting that album on, and BLASTING JW opening theme, goosebumps, hair standing up on my neck, every time....
     
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    Our 7 yrs old is humming imperial march at home (and our 4 yrs old picking it up too) although he hasn't seen any Star wars yet. I guess he learned it from the other kids at school.
     
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    Master John, I wanted one day to tell you : among all the golden nuggets you gave the world, and especially for the Star Wars saga, one particularly stands above all the others :



    Anakin's Betrayal is so deeply mystical and, in the same way, so powerful and desperate... thank you for that score. Some moments recall me the Lacrymosa part of Mozart's Requiem.
     
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    You're raising them well, Meister.
     
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    This is easily one of my favourite JW pieces.
     
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    I love Yub Nub
     
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    Star Wars: A Hollywood space opera saga by John Williams, with some help from George Lucas and others.
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    I had it on vinyl too.

    I remember asking my mother how that record could make me feel so sad. It didn't make sense to me because the movie made me so happy. How could the music I associated with such joy make me feel like crying?

    I was too young to understand the power of music back then. I didn't realize it's the language we intuitively know or how it overpowers our emotions.

    John Williams forever.
     
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