How the Force Works - Episode II - The Themes

Part two of this three-part podcast miniseries steps through how John Williams' use of leitmotif changed film history, the way his recurring themes are used in The Last Jedi, the (few) new themes that were written for the film, and the way motifs and themes have been manipulated and repurposed throughout the series' history—by Williams, his collaborators, and his listeners. Episode II tracklisting:
Main Titles (Blade Runner) - Vangelis
Theme to Escape From New York - John Carpenter
The Hunt from Planet of the Apes - Jerry Goldsmith
L'alba Dei Morti Viventi (Dawn of the Dead) - Goblin
The Flying Sequence (E.T. The Extra Terrestrial)
Theme to Jurassic Park
The Raiders March (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
Theme to Superman
The Last Jedi (Theatrical Trailer Score)
Ben Kenobi's Death and TIE Fighter Attack (Star Wars)
The Droid Invasion (The Phantom Menace)
The March of the Resistance (The Force Awakens)
Snoke (The Force Awakens)
Imperial Attack (Star Wars)
The Imperial Suite (Rogue One)
The Imperial March (The Empire Strikes Back)
Hope (Rogue One)
Main Title and The Ice Planet Hoth (The Empire Strikes Back)
"Chrome Dome"
Peace and Purpose
The Jedi Steps
Ahch-To Island
Old Friends
Parade of the Ewoks (Return of the Jedi)
The Princess Appears (Star Wars)
Binary Sunset (alternate) (Star Wars: Special Edition)
The Princess Appears (Star Wars)
Fun with Finn and Rose
Anakin's Theme (The Phantom Menace)
Theme to Amazing Stories
The Fathiers
The Rebellion is Reborn
A Spoonful of Sugar - Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman
The Supremacy
The Spark
Anakin's Dark Deeds (Revenge of the Sith)
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