Scoring Rogue One – SWR #250


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Hosts:  Riley Blanton and Mark Hurliman
Special Guests: Bethany Blanton and Bruce Gibson

This week’s topics include:

  • Rogue One tickets on sale in US on Monday, December 28 at 12:01am (12/27 at 9:00 PT)
    • Exclusive Rogue One merchandise when you order tickets through Atom Tickets
    • AMC in IMAX offers three different posters each Sunday (AMC tweet)
    • IMAX Regal collector’s tickets (IMAX)
  • Final Rogue One trailer (youtube)
  • Michael Giacchino talks to Entertainment Weekly
    • Without giving away plot, what were your impressions of it?
    • It is a film that is in many ways a really great World War II movie, and I loved that about it. But it also has this huge, huge heart at the center of it, and that was the one thing I just didn’t want to discount. Yes, it’s an action movie, and it’s a Star Wars film, and it has all the things that you would come to expect and love about that, but I didn’t want to forget that it was also an incredibly emotional movie as well. That was what really pulled me in. I love working on projects that have an emotional center to them – and not manufactured emotion either, even though, you know, [laughs] it’s a weird thing to say because literally that’s all we’re doing, manufacturing emotion.
    • Did you incorporate many elements of John Williams’ score?
    • I think absolutely there are a couple of times when you want to hit upon something that was from the past. For me, even as a fan, it was about going, “Oh, this particular idea would be great if we did it here. I would want to see that if I were watching a Star Wars movie.” As a kid who grew up with John’s music and who was catapulted in this direction because of what he did, I had a very specific idea of what I wanted to use and how I wanted to use it. That being said, I’d say the score is 95 percent original but with little moments [of Williams’ classic score] here or there to accent. If I were sitting in that seat and I heard that, it would totally raise the hairs on my neck.
    • Did you get to do your take on the Imperial March?
    • [Laughs] Maaaaaaybe.
  • Bethany and Bruce join your hosts to reminice on 250 episodes of THE STAR WARS REPORT!
  • A Rogue One contest
  • And more!

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