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A Field Guide to the Musical Leitmotifs of ‘Star Wars’

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Alex Ross, writing for The New Yorker:


    Scholars like Lehman are exulting in “The Last Jedi” because the score is full of such echt-leitmotivic moments. Williams manipulates his library of themes with extreme dexterity, often touching on a familiar motif for just a couple of bars. (Spoilers loom ahead.) In early scenes set at a remote, ruined Jedi temple, we keep hearing an attenuated, beclouded version of the Force motto: this evokes Luke’s embittered renunciation of the Jedi project.

     
  2. Kingjohn_654

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    Midichlorians.
     
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  3. Former Planets

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    Wish there was a Cliff’s Notes version of this article...