Don Williams, brother of "Star Wars" composer John Williams, has spoken about some of the songs in "Episode 9," the grand finale of all nine Skywalker films. Even fans of the "Episode 1" music may be happy ...
Director J J. Abrams delivers with "Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker" the big end of the space saga and in particular the central family drama around the Skywalkers. Decisions such as the Emperor's return already indicated that Episode 9 will refer to all the films from the previous two trilogies, including the pre-popular trilogy, which is often unpopular with many old fans. And not only in the plot, but also musically.
Don Williams, musician, and brother of legendary "Star Wars" composer John Williams (for whom he drummed the drums on the Jurassic Park score) confirmed that. Williams commented on his brother's work at an Academy of Scoring Arts event, affirming that all the musical themes from previous "Stars Wars" films will also be used in the grand finale "The Rise of Skywalker."
"I can tell you that each of the music themes you've ever heard will be included in this final effort. Every single one. Leia. Yoda. "The Dark Threat". Darth. Everything will be there ".
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It looks as if the 87-year-old Williams in his latest "Star Wars" movie once again give everything and make "Episode 9" also a tribute to his space music, which has been since the "One New Hope" in 1977 heard of absolute score classics.
The recourse to the Leia theme was to be expected anyway, as the late Carrie Fisher will probably play an important role in "Episode 9". Yoda could once again return as a powerful mind and also the reference to Darth Vader is not surprising, considering its importance for about Kylo Ren's inner struggle.
Particularly interesting is the use of the score of "The Dark Menace". Even though the prequel films are controversial among "Star Wars" fans, almost everyone agrees that Williams' pieces are a damned stunner here as well, especially "Duel of the Fates" from the Darth Maul fight.
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At the same time, however, Don Williams advises fans to listen carefully - as you would expect from John Williams:
"And in his usual style, he hides them [the music themes]. You will have to look for her. You will find them, but you will have to look for them. You'll sit there watching the movie and say, 'Oops, there it was. There were two bars of it. ' And it captures you. It takes you with you ".
For example, fans should not expect a repeat of "Duel of the Fates" in a fight between Kylo Ren and Rey, but rather pay attention to subtle background music and allusions.
"Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker" starts on December 18, 2019, in German cinemas.
Here you can see the video with Don Williams: