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Star Wars Blasting Off


Dominic Sewell on YouTube is around halfway through a detailed reduction of John Williams’ Star Wars (1977) score, going through each and every cue.


He just got to “Blasting Off”:

Complicated! And amazing and wonderful.


As much as I love all of John Williams’ Star Wars scores, the original is so fresh and delightful. The story beats didn’t bear the burden of fitting into a 12-hour meta narrative, so everything was for the first time, and could be scored as such.

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