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Comments about the soundtrack for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (John Williams)

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Re: Not Every Painting Can Be A Masterpiece
• Posted by: Dan   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, May 21, 2005, at 5:40 p.m.
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• In Response to: Not Every Painting Can Be A Masterpiece (Adaman)

> Here is the longest light saber battle of all the films, but we don't hear
> Duel of the Fates. Even George Lucas questioned Williams on this one.

I'm afraid you're wrong there because Duel of The Fates was in the film. It was played out during Yoda's fight with the Emperor, and it fit very well indeed. I do understand why Williams didn't re-arrange it a lot, though. It had already been used extensively in Ep. I and some in Ep. II, therefore using it too much would have been overkill.

> I don't understand most people's great reviews about the soundtrack or why
> people are flipping out because one star was subtracted...I guess we were
> all so desperate for new Star Wars music that any crumb would seem like a
> meal. So FILMTRACKS and Clemmensen do not need to apologize for anything,
> as the 4 star review is right on, if not more then it deserves.

It's all a matter of taste. From a composer's perspective, Williams did what he needed to and it works great. However, from a Star Wars fan's perspective, they might feel cheated. But, being a composer, I'm perfectly fine with what he did. I give it five stars, if not just for the fact I don't feel anyone else could've done better...

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