The soundtrack of our lives

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The opening theme of Star Wars is one of the best-known movie soundtracks of all time. The film composer John Williams imbued the Star Wars movies with sweeping symphonic themes and memorable tunes. He also used a musical technique called leitmotiv, where certain tunes are associated with some of the main characters, such as Princess Leia and Darth Vader. The music is used to add drama and vitality to the movie, to express what is happening on the screen, and to give identity to the characters. Continue reading “The soundtrack of our lives” »