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Re: Holt says Williams decided when his themes could be used in Obi-Wan
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• Posted by: Steven P.
• Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022, at 3:26 p.m.
• IP Address: 050-089-028-044.res.spectrum.com
• In Response to: Holt says Williams decided when his themes cou... (JB11sos)

> So, that clears that up. Here's the full quote:

> 'John Williams watched the whole show, and he granted permission for
> his themes to be used in episode six and in certain places, and where the
> Yoda theme would go, and then that set the tentpoles for me. Like, 'Okay,
> we can't use the themes until this point, so we need to be leading to
> them.''

> There are some more details in the interview here:

> https://screenrant.com/obi-wan-kenobi-composer-natalie-holt-interview/

Well, it seems like poor judgment on the part of everyone involved with the music for this series unfortunately.

I love Williams, but restricting the use of his themes in this show, when projects like Solo and The Mandalorian were about to do more with them, is baffling. Was Holt supposed to write new themes for characters that already had some, or just none at all?

And this quote from the article about the director just further proves the judgment around the use of the themes was wrong from the beginning.

And she was saying, "Actually, if we were going to use the Vader theme, I don't think we should use it until episode six, because he's still half Anakin, half Vader at this point."

Even without the use of the themes, Holt's music wasn't as compelling as it needed to be for Star Wars, whereas at least Giacchino's Rogue One was able to have some new memorable themes and a few standout action pieces, something I found lacking in this series.

I'm hoping they can use the experience from this series to make improvements going forward, because whatever is happening behind the scenes isn't working.




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