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Star Wars Music Minute

Sep 3, 2021

We've reached the end of The Last Jedi! Today's episode is a fun roundtable discussion with Jay Cooper and John Bellizzi, in which we listen to the rest of the end credits music and do a play-by-play commentary together. We also reflect on the season and film as a whole, share our personal music and sound effects highlights from The Last Jedi, and speculate on the future of Star Wars music.

GUESTS: John Bellizzi ( and Jay Cooper


  • 00:00 - Hello there!
  • 02:00 - End credits music + play by play commentary
  • 17:37 - What were our first impressions of the music in The Last Jedi?
  • 27:13 - Open-ended question: What makes some musical themes more memorable than others?
  • 42:28 - Things we've learned, SWMM season highlights, shoutouts to specific Star Wars Music Minute guests, episodes, and concepts that stretched us as TLJ music and sound fans.
  • 51:45 - Topics about Star Wars music we still don't understand or would like more context around
  • 54:40 - Our thoughts and speculation on the future of Star Wars music
  • 56:53 - What is the "John Williams soundtrack" style?
  • 1:09:06 - Our favorite sound effects in The Last Jedi
  • 1:09:45 - Our favorite music things in The Last Jedi
  • 1:15:35 - If you could encourage people to revisit one particular spot in The Last Jedi, where the music and sound design are working in "perfect symbiosis," where would that be and what should they pay attention to?



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