Posted by: dagwill Date: Sunday, April 24, 2005, at 5:06 p.m. IP Address: 82-41-96-45.cable.ubr03.dund.blueyonder.co.uk
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A bit over the top!(Zephros)
It's obviously not rare for composers to sometimes repeat themselves in their music, and let's not forget that John Williams has been composing for a while now. The love theme for Han Solo and Leia is doubtless powerful and effective, but it doesn't have the sweeping embrace that 'Across the Stars' has - of course that is all a matter of taste, plus the recording of 'Across the Stars' was bound to be crisper. But the five and a half minutes that it represents sums up, to me, all the Star Wars movies are about - emotion, sweeping theatrics, rolling harp strings, and pounding brass. Top notch, and difficult to beat. Obviously it may be considered 'over the top' - but this is Star Wars we're talking about, man! It's supposed to be over the top.