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John Williams brings musical magic to The Force

As far as cinematic composers go, few come close to John Williams in terms of the emotion he’s able to deliver. From his subtle, creeping background simmers through to his soaring operatic crescendos, Mr Williams has a knack for creating sounds and melodies that strike a powerful chord. His work on the original Star Wars trilogy, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Jaws, Indiana Jones and Superman ranks among the most memorable and moving music to ever grace the silver screen.

At 83 years of age, John Williams hasn’t lost any of his magic, as this video from 60 Minutes indicates.

Only the first couple of minutes of the video relate to Mr Williams directly, but what follows is also a fascinating insight into lessons JJ Abrams took from co-writer Lawrence Kasdan.

It’s no doubt through the input of classic talents such as Williams, Kasdan and the original cast that Star Wars – The Force Awakens felt so special.

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Jimmy Fallon just made the Star Wars theme music even better

Lovable rogue Jimmy Fallon has done the seemingly impossible. He’s made John Williams’ incredible score even catchier – all while convincing Harrison Ford to sing in a skit. This is just too much. 🙂

Jimmy and his in-house band, The Roots, take on the most memorable beats from the Star Wars soundtrack a capella style. That alone would be quite a novelty, but as soon as they are joined by heroes-in-training Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), things start to heat up.

The dark side is represented well by Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), during a rendition of the Imperial March that also subtly recalls The Brady Bunch. The inclusion of the Droids, Chewie, a smorgasbord of stormtroopers, Carrie Fisher and even the famously media-shy Harrison Ford brings this musical gem home beautifully. Thank you, Jimmy!

Jimmy Fallon Star Wars

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