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Episode 83 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Soundcast returns to a galaxy far, far away! Author Doug Adams (The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films), Kristen Romanelli (Managing Editor of Film Music Magazine Online) and Eric Woods (Host of Cinematic Sound Radio) joins Marius, Edmund and Christopher for an in-depth discussion about John Williams' most recent score for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. They discuss their reactions to the film, the music as a stand-alone listen as well as in context. They also dive into the new themes Williams introduces and his reprisals of classic themes and moments (some very surprising). Lastly, they share what their favorite musical moments from the score and film are.


Episode Highlights

00:44 Welcome and Intros
07:40 How we watched the film
16:10 Movie reaction (non-spoilers)
44:04 Music reaction (Spoilers)
68:42 The Major Themes (Spoilers)
115:11 Our favorite musical moments (Spoilers)
135:32 Final Thoughts/ Burning Homestead (Spoilers)


Music Selections

00:00 "Scherzo for X-Wings" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
15:43 "I Can Fly Anything" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
43:45 "Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
69:00 "Rey's Theme" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
75:22 "The Falcon" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
80:20 "Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
82:58 "Snoke" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
85:27 "Palpatine's Teachings" (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith) by John Williams
89:01 "Main Title/ Attack on the Jakku Village" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
99:05 "March of the Resistance" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
100:51 "The Shark Cage Fugue" (Jaws) by John Williams
102:26 "The Jedi Steps and Finale" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
106:14 "The Hologram/ Binary Sunset" (Star Wars: A New Hope) by John Williams
115:24 "The Ways of the Force" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
116:03 "The Starkiller" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
117:08 "The Falcon" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
120:49 "Han and Leia" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
126:47 "Rey's Theme" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
127:45 "Snoke" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
128:18 "Main Title/ Attack on the Jakku Village" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
135:46 "Burning Homestead" (Star Wars: A New Hope) by John Williams
140:46 "The Jedi Steps and Finale" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams


Notes:

Follow Doug Adams on Twitter or visit www.themusicoflotr.com
Follow Kristen Romanelli on Twitter or visit fsmagonline.com
Follow Eric Woods on Twitter or visit cinemanticsound.net
Follow Marius Masalar on Twitter
Follow Edmund Meinerts on Twitter
Follow Christopher Coleman on Twitter.


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Interview: Brian Tyler (2015) Part 2

Brian Tyler talks about what it was like working with Joss Whedon (Director) and Kevin Feige (Producer) on Avengers: Age of Ultron and just how much of a knowledgeable film music fan Kevin Feige truly is! Tyler goes on to talk about one of the biggest "film music twists" of the year with the announcement of composer DANNY ELFMAN joining him to write music for the second Avengers film. Lastly, Brian Tyler talks about what it is like to have now worked on three scores in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what may be in store in Phase 3!


Episode Highlights

00:00 Recap of Part 1 and Intro to Part 2
02:46 No Marvel Theme
05:14 Working with Joss Whedon
07:42 Working with Kevin Feige
10:54 The Big Twist - Danny Elfman
19:59 Unreleased Score
24:52 Comparing his three MCU scores
26:42 Phase 3
28:22 Final thoughts


Music Selections

00:00 "Fighting Back" (Avengers: Age of Ultron) by Brian Tyler
10:31 "Heroes" (Avengers: Age of Ultron) by Danny Elfman
21:04 "Vision" (Avengers: Age of Ultron) by Brian Tyler
24:52 "Battle Finale" (Iron Man 3) by Brian Tyler
25:56 "Asgard" (Thor: The Dark World) by Brian Tyler
27:55 "Age of Ultron" (Avengers: Age of Ultron) by Brian Tyler
28:25 "Birth of Ultron" (Avengers: Age of Ultron) by Brian Tyler


Notes:

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Visit Brian Tyler's Official Website

Follow Christopher Coleman on Twitter.


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