John Williams Talks ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Score; Confirms Involvement with Episode IX

While talking to Variety about his score for Steven Spielberg’s The Post, John Williams talked about this work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi and confirmed he’s plans to return with Episode IX. That’s in addition to the previously released announcement that he will compose the theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story, which is scheduled for release in May.

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John Williams to Compose Theme for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Variety reports that composer John Williams will return to the Star Wars universe to compose a them for Solo: A Star Wars Story. John Powell, announced earlier in 2017, will compose the score for the rest of the film. Find out more from Variety below:

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Announcing the ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ Soundtrack Vinyl Box Set

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Walt Disney Records announced today that a special vinyl collector’s edition of the remastered original motion picture soundtrack for Star Wars: A New Hope will be released on December 1. Created in celebration of the 40th anniversary of John Williams’ classic score, the 3-LP set, made with 180-gram vinyl, features a 48-page hardcover book and a special feature that would delight even the Emperor: a 3D hologram experience with the Death Star on disc 3, side A, and the Star Wars 40th anniversary logo on side B. Both were hand-etched by Tristan Duke, who crafted the vinyl wizardry of Jack White’s Lazaretto.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Soundtrack Now Available for Pre-Order

The soundtrack to Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available for pre-order, with a scheduled release date of December 15, 2017. This will be the eighth Star Wars score by the iconic composer John Williams. Michael Giacchino was the composer of the soundtrack for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. (There is no track listing yet, so no spoilers.)

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Star Wars: Film Noir, Stop-Motion, and Musical Scores… Oh, My!

This month I want to talk about two films that may not have had a direct influence on Star Wars, yet their lasting legacy helped paved the road for filmmakers like George Lucas, and eventually J. J. Abrams and Gareth Edwards to create movies that will inspire future filmmakers.

Those two films are Double Indemnity, whose film noir style created a whole new genre in film as far as cinematography, story, and dialogue. And Mysterious Island which served as yet another technical milestone for effects artists Ray Harryhausen and composer Miklòs Ròsza.

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In Your Ears

A few weeks ago I put out a question on Twitter not really expecting an answer, to be honest. It was asking what piece of Star Wars music do you most relate to as a person. There are plenty of things about the Star Wars saga that people resonate with. Everything from the characters on both sides to the life lessons of love, pain, and redemption. One thing that seems to not get brought up as often, if ever at all, is how the music can be just as important in that conversation.

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Winding Down With Williams #5- Medley Special (210)

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The latest Winding Down With Williams is here and it’s a medley special.  Featuring music from Superman, Hook, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Star Wars and more.  Sit back and relax as Rob Wainfur treats you to half hour of some of the finest fan renditions.

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CWK Show # 55: A Closer Look at Finn, Rey, and Poe Dameron, featuring Amy Ratcliffe (134)

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In today’s show, Amy Ratcliffe returns as we discuss our topic for Show # 55, a closer look at Finn, Rey, and Poe Dameron. We will also discuss major Rogue One announcements, the Episode VIII score, Celebration London news, and Nick DiCo returns with a look at Star Wars video games.

In Collector News, we look at Ultimate Edition prop replicas, new offerings from ANOVOS, life-sized action figures, and an exciting announcement regarding our TeePublic store. This is the podcast you’re looking for!

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The Caffeinated Collector: Episode 27 – …Because I Don’t Already Collect Enough Stuff…

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My blog is ostensibly about collecting and Star Wars. Not always, of course, but mostly, that’s my focus. I recently wandered down the dark, deep hole of collecting albums on vinyl. I know, as if I have space or the means to take on ANOTHER collection. I have a problem, I know, I’m dealing, thank you. ANYWHO, this brings up a new area of Star Wars collecting that I haven’t given much attention to: Star Wars records!!!! I want them all, the music, the story discs, all of it! And I actually already have quite a bit!

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George Lucas To Be Involved In Indy V – Steven Spielberg

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At a press gathering to promote Steven Spielberg’s The BFG, the director was asked about Indiana Jones 5 and if George Lucas would have any involvement in the project.  Spielberg replied:

“George is gonna to be an executive producer on it with me. … I would never make an Indiana Jones film without George Lucas. That’d be insane.”

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