Video of the Day, You Cannot Unhear These Star Wars Lyrics edition.

At least, that’s what somebody argued on Facebook.  I have to agree: and, heck, these lyrics for Star Wars’ Duel of the Fates actually kind of made vague sense, in places. At any rate, they’re gonna be in your head now!

I can’t get upset that John Williams isn’t scoring the Han Solo movie.

Let me be honest about it: Mr. Williams is an old man. I don’t know how many more movie scores he has in him.  I’d rather that John Williams makes sure that the one for Episode Nine is written and done first:

Composer John Powell, who may be best known for his memorable soundtracks to the Matt Damon Bourne series, ShrekKung Fu Panda (1 and 2), and How to Train Your Dragon (1 and 2), will be lifting the baton to score the upcoming young Han Solomovie, due in theaters next year. Powell is only the third composer to be welcomed into the exclusive family of Star Wars live-action music writers, which includes the legendary John Williams (the eight Skywalker saga movies) and Michael Giacchino, who scored last December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The untitled Han Solomovie will be scored in the style of the original Star Wars movies but retain Powell’s distinctive voice.

Is this greedy of me? Perhaps. But the scores from the second Star Wars trilogy were about the only thing I liked about those movies, and the last one just won’t be the same without that John Williams touch. And, heck, I liked the music in Kung Fu Panda.  That series has been remarkably free of sequel suckitude.

John Williams confirmed for the next Star Wars film.

I personally feel, by the way, that it’s probably time that we start the process of fixing the Star Wars numbering system. I understand that we cannot simply pretend that the first three movies ever happened, but there’s still no reason to reward failure. We need an alternate method for counting these movies.

Anyway… it’s official. John Williams is writing the score for the next Star Wars flick. “Masslive reports Williams “said he accepted the invitation from Lucasfilm producer Kathleen Kennedy mainly because he was enchanted by actress Daisy Ridley’s portrayal of Rey and does not want another composer scoring her scenes.””  Although I’m sure that the tons of money, adulation of fans, and the likelihood of yet another Oscar nomination probably didn’t hurt there, either.

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PS: Hey, everybody understands that John Williams is basically this time period’s rough equivalent to Haydn and Bach, right?

John Williams wants to score Star Wars VIII.

I’d like to just establish here that, while of course John Williams should absolutely score Star Wars VIII, if there’s any question at all about his health or happiness going forward then he needs to think of his own needs, too.  I mean, John Williams is a goram icon of the science fiction world.  I mean, look at his Academy Award nominations list*.  It is virtually scientifically impossible that a movie that you [] love is not on that list.

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