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

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• Posted by: John   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at 12:36 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Where are the Themes? (Chewie Kablooey)

> GREAT JOB on naming the themes from the other movies. I have to agree with
> the complaint about lack of themes. I expected more from the AotC
> soundtrack. You forgot to mention the Jawa theme in ANH. Even they had a
> theme! The complaint I have though is not only with the lack of main
> themes, but the lack of themetic material that is not related to a
> specific place or individual. An example of this would be the Basket Chase
> in Raiders of the Lost Ark, or the Asteroid Field chase in ESB. For those
> specific scenes there was structure to the musical material, not just
> seemingly random action music. I would have liked this for the end battle
> scenes. I won't talk about the EP I tracking problem again... (oops i just
> did) Another variation I would have liked would have been action music
> with themes interspersed here and there, like the battle music in Hook.
> Five seconds dont go by in that piece without some theme popping up. When
> Mace Windu strikes there is a great Force theme flourish. When Jengo Fett
> one-ups Obi-Wan, an expanded strain of the Boba Fett music from ESB comes
> pounding through. I would really enjoy that! It's good fun.

> I JUST bought the Soundtrack and have only listened to the love theme to
> try and figure out why the hell people think it sounds like Hook. I DON'T
> GET IT. And I typically notice this kind of thing. Sheesh, I'm so bad,
> when I saw the movie Cocoon, I noticed a stretch of music that was exactly
> like music in Star Trek II. And I wasn't even trying! The EP I music in
> the battle scene in AotC stood out to me like a sore thumb, yet I STILL

> Keep up the good work all you John Williams lunatics!!!

> Chewie

Hi There,

About the's sad isn't it? People try to bring down such a beautiful theme that with a few notes sums up all about the forbidden love and the beginning of the struggle. The reason why people think that it sounds exactly like hook ( which I disagree) is because Williams wrote three....yes three eights that follow the same sequence of notes as the ones from the Hook theme. OH PLEASE!!! It's a different key (the one is major the other is minor) and the context and orchestration is complete different. Common you guys the man has been around for 40 years and delivered some of the best film scores EVER. I can't even classify his sound tracks as Good, Not good, Bad, etc. I can only classify them as Fantastic, Brilliant, Very good,good and that's it (with the exception of Earthquake and missury burning-I think is the title-). Just be a bit more open minded when it comes to Williams in 2002. it's a new trilogy, a new approach and a new sound. I would love to hear more themes and more subthemes in the writing but the love theme has blown me away! And maybe one of the reasons that he didn't write any other themes is because he wanted to concentrate on the most important part of the story: The forbidden love between Annakin and Padme.Any way..I am just pressing play to hear AOTC from a composer who has more nominations than any other person on this planet!

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Where are the Themes?  (2246 views)
       Tim Warnholz/Darth Warnn - Thursday, May 23, 2002, at 3:12 p.m.
    •    Re: Where are the Themes?  (2282 views)
         Chewie Kablooey - Sunday, May 26, 2002, at 6:12 p.m.
      •      similarities  (2223 views)    We're Here
           John - Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at 12:36 a.m.
    •    Re: Where are the Themes?  (2364 views)
         Roman Dlouhý - Friday, May 24, 2002, at 5:38 a.m.

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