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Comments about the soundtrack for Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (John Williams)

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Re: Why was Duel of the Fates used?
• Posted by: Serge Desir   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at 4:45 p.m.
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• In Response to: Why was Duel of the Fates used? (Bud Fox)

> Hey, I would just be curious on people's thoughts, story-wise/theme-wise,
> why do you think DOTF used during the Tatooine/Anakin/Tusken Raider scene?
> I just don't see it. I appreciated the effort, and it's exicitng music so
> it added urgency to the scene, but what is that theme supposed to
> represent in the big picture of the movies? Is it now taking the place of
> the Star Wars main theme being used in the prequels? Maybe because this
> trilogy is darker, and 4-6 is more heroic? I'm just throwing that out
> there, because I'm just not sure now...

These movies are about how the tide of goodness relative to the force was shifted to the Dark Side. It is about how destiny cannot be avoided and how the Prophecy of the Chosen One is revealed.

The moment when Anakin leaves to find his mother heralds the first obvious hint of his fate. It is a crucial film moment because the way he handles his mother's death is the point in time he will fall into Darkness and the evil that is Darth Vader begins to take shape. In a sense, Duel of the Fates falls between the Force Theme, The Imperial March, and The Emperor's Theme in this series. The Force Theme constantly tries to overcome the moody grimness of this score. The Emperor's Theme reminds the audience that the Dark Side is at work and The Imperial March is a testament to the foreboding threat the Dark Side and tyranny represent. Duel of the Fate is the crux between the Force Theme and the twin evils of The Imperial March and The Emperor's Theme.

Just my thoughts.

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