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John Williams Conducting THE LAST JEDI’s Theme is Stellar

John Williams Conducting THE LAST JEDI’s Theme is Stellar

John Williams is a cinematic treasure. Even if he hadn’t created the iconic music for Star Wars, Williams’ contribution to the last fifty-plus years of movie scores is immeasurable. This year, Williams is up for his 51st Oscar nomination, which is a record that’s unlikely to be broken anytime soon. Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson certainly appreciates everything that Williams has done for this franchise, and he recently shared a behind-the-scenes clip of Williams conducting his orchestra as they played the opening theme for the film.

John Williams! from rcjohnso on Vimeo.

Williams may have written that piece of music over forty years ago, but it hasn’t lost any of its power. Simply hearing Williams’ Star Wars theme is enough for most fans to instantly picture a galaxy far, far away. It was recently confirmed that Williams will return for Star Wars: Episode IX and close out the latest trilogy for director J.J. Abrams. Williams is also writing the main theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story, although the remainder of that score will be composed by John Powell. Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess about whether Williams will continue to create new Star Wars music.

Ideally, we’d love to see Johnson invite Williams to score his brand new Star Wars trilogy. Those films may or may not feature any of the characters from the main saga, but it would mean a lot for everyone involved if Williams was on board for that. It’s something that we are very hopeful about.

What did you think about the clip of Williams conducting The Last Jedi‘s opening theme? Compose your  thoughts in the comment section below!

Images: Rian Johnson/Lucasfilm

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