I am a little late tonight writing my post, this is because we decided at the last minute to give in to the new Star Wars film. Me and my boys are big fans of Star Wars and always have a trip out to the cinema together when a new episode comes out.
The first thing I look forward to when seeing Star Wars is the music accompanying the opening credits. It's a classic orchestral delight and I get goosebumps every time, complete with a little jump as I never seem to expect the boom of the first few bars. Everyone knows the music to Star Wars, if you don't they you must have been on a different planet for the past forty odd years.
The man responsible for this music is John Williams and he is now 85 years old and still belting out numerous scores for many movies. So many movies in the past such as Jaws, ET, Jurassic Park, and the Harry Potter films, just amazing I am so in awe of this man and so envious. It must be fantastic to play in an orchestra conducted by John Williams, it's quite an emotional experience just listening let alone performing too.
There is music for every moment throughout and it's playing most of the time in this new episode entitled 'The Last Jedi'. A piece for a sad moment, a funny scene and complete dramatic moments as lightsabers are lit and spaceships jump to light speed. It's obvious that with a film like this it takes not only great acting to create an atmosphere but also a creative musical score.
John Williams has won 23 Grammy's, 7 British Academy Film Awards, 5 Academy Awards and 4 Golden Globes so I suppose you could say he's pretty good and knows his stuff. He's gained a lot of experience over the years too. I hope he carries on because I can't imagine the film industry and music industry without him, apparently he is already looking at the music for the next Star Wars film. Love it!!
So when you go to see a film take note of who has composed the music and just absorb that music moment as well as the actual film itself. I literally nearly burst with excitement tonight, this music is timeless spanning over all these decades and being listened to by ongoing generations of people. I also love that my boys think his music is cool too and that's rare sometimes for teenagers. See ya can't beat a bit of classical music.
I can recommend the film so go on, lightsabers at the ready and 'May The Force Be With You' .........ALWAYS.
Thanks for reading tonight, should be back to my usual time of 7pm tomorrow so join me then for Teapot Tuesday, for now though......
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