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Star Wars Music Minute


Mar 18, 2022

Darth Choco returns to the show! This time, we're talking about the music and sound in minutes 16-20 of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which starts with Han meeting Beckett and ends with Han getting thrown into a cell with a hungry beast...

Discussion Guide:

  • 00:00 - Hello there!
  • 1:11:58 - Choco's favorite part of the movie.
  • 1:14:25 - SWMM Questionnaire

Things to Check Out:

  • Complete Catalogue of the Musical Themes of Star Wars (by Frank Lehman): https://franklehman.com/starwars/.
  • Darth Choco's last time on SWMM (discussing The Last Jedi): https://youtu.be/5Q_iuTbsJic

Musical Themes:

  • 5. The Gang
  • 1a. Main Theme (A Section)

Where Are We in the Soundtrack?

  • "Mimban Battle (1M10A-B)"
  • "Blackmail (1M11)"

Star Wars Music Minute Questionnaire

1. In exactly 3 words, what does Star Wars sound like?

  • Hope. Redemption. Spirituality.

2. What's something related to Star Wars music or sound that you want to learn more about?

  • The creation/engineering of new sounds.

3. What's a score or soundtrack you're fond of besides anything Star Wars?

  • Pirates of the Caribbean (composed by Klaus Badelt and Hans Zimmer)

Bonus Question: What would you encourage listeners to pay extra attention to on their second viewing of this film?

  • Pay attention to the way that the music ducks, adapts, and pivots to make room for the comedic bits, conversation, and heroic moments.

Darth Choco:

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