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Star Wars Music Minute

Jan 31, 2022

Riley Silverman joins me to discuss the music and sound of minutes 71-75 of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. This chunk of the film starts with Ben Kenobi telling Luke "The Force will be with you always" and ends with Luke, Han, and Chewie about to find Princess Leia.

Discussion Guide:

  • 00:00 - Hello there!
  • 01:33 -...


Jan 24, 2022

The Falcon gets pulled in by the tractor beam, our heroes don disguises, and Obi-Wan tells Luke that his destiny lies along a different path. Brandon Wainerdi from Talking Bay 94 joins me to discuss the soundscapes of Star Wars minutes 66-70.

Things Mentioned:

  • Star Wars Music Minute ANH 11 (Minutes 51-55): Tuba the...


Jan 17, 2022

Highlights:

  • 0:00:00 - Hello there!
  • 0:03:22 - Listening to the opening clip
  • 0:07:25 - Interactions with non-humans (wookiee, droid)
  • 0:13:51 - Generic sci fi synth sounds vs. Star Wars
  • 0:16:05 - Dejarik sound design (it's Ben Burtt making noises)
  • 0:23:10 - Chewbacca love fest, how to interpret his language, subtitles vs...


Jan 10, 2022

This chunk of A NEW HOPE begins with the Millennium Falcon blasting off at lightspeed and ends with Obi-Wan sensing the destruction of Alderaan. 

Discussion Guide:

  • 00:00 - Hello there!
  • 01:30 - Peter Cushing in Star Wars is like Michael Caine in The Muppet Christmas Carol. Malicious trills
  • 05:09 - Garindan's voice is...


Jan 3, 2022

Forget about Han and Greedo for a second. The Special Edition release of A New Hope also brought us Jabba the Hutt and his virtuosic tuba theme (which originally debuted in Return of the Jedi). Trombonist in the Disneyland Band Justin Mitnik joins me today in a discussion about minutes 51-55 of Star Wars. We talk about...