‘Andor’ Composer Reveals Scoring Secrets And Fans Wonder About Palpatine’s Day Job
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The weekend is almost here, but there are always new updates from the world of War of stars. Fans are still picking over the bone of this week’s episode of AndorThere’s some revealing new behind-the-scenes content to explore and discussions about the everyday realities of life in a galaxy far, far away.
Composer Nicholas Britell explains the thinking behind it Andor score
From the show’s opening scene, Nicholas Britells Andor Score has received a lot of praise. It’s a stark departure from the traditional war of stars music and dispensed with bombastic fanfares in favor of moodier and more atmospheric messages. Today sees the release of the Andor Vol. 1 soundtrack, and in an interview with StarWars.com, Britell revealed that his music attempts to underscore the show’s mystery and spirit of discovery:
“I think the music at the very beginning and how, even the first main title theme, for example, there’s a question. There’s a pulse and then there’s another and it kind of grows and you learn what it is as it’s happening and then it crescendos and then it stops.
I think in a way there’s almost a metaphor for the show there. This idea we learn, the characters learn. It’s something a little bit different. It’s something new and hopefully the music conveys a sense of that sense of learning and discovery as well.”
He went on to reveal that he was obsessed with the original trilogy as a kid and that making a name for himself in the franchise was a dream:
“I think it’s hard to overstate how much war of stars, I think was a part of so many of our lives growing up. Simply the fascination with it and certainly as a musician and music lover the sound of it. So yes, war of stars occupies a very iconic place and a very, very special place I think for so many of us, but certainly for me.”
The full interview is worth reading if you are interested in the musical thinking behind Britell’s work.
is Andor Heading for awards season glory?
Andor doesn’t seem to be quite as successful as the other Disney Plus shows, although it’s a hit with critics and die-hards war of stars Fans say it’s the show they always dreamed of. Packed with great performances, incredible sets, killer production design and top-notch script, could this show have some wins in awards season? Fans seem to think so.
After all, The Mandalorian has racked up a staggering 39 nominations and 14 wins in its two seasons so far, so the Emmys are clearly on board to honor the franchise. However, the majority of The Mandalorian‘s wins were in technical categories – with a couple of actor nominations for Giancarlo Esposito and Timothy Olyphant.
We’d love to see Genevieve O’Reilly attract attention with her excellent Mon Mothma and Stellan Skarsgård with his chameleon Luthen. But hey, Diego Luna is right there as a morally compromised hero with a burning rage at Empire. The competition this year will be tough, but we hope it will see some love as we near awards season.
attack of the Clone warriors VFX boss reflects on how the film broke new ground
The prequel trilogy allowed George Lucas to explore new avenues of digital filmmaking The Phantom Menace CGI is heavily used throughout and introduces the first fully CGI main character. But it was probably a sequel attack of the Clone warriors which achieved the greatest breakthrough as the first fully digitally shot feature film. This is now the industry standard, and Mike Blanchard, Lucasfilm’s vice president of post-production, has considered taking the first steps away from celluloid.
It was clearly not all smooth, because he recounts an incident from the first day of shooting:
“We had gotten a film-out test back from the lab and that was it awful. It didn’t look right. We managed to sort it out, but it caused a lot of stress. That was definitely a low point because it was so late and we had been working so much. … You just don’t want something like that in the 11th Hour to shake the team’s confidence. There was so much at stake and a lot of people in the industry were actively speaking out against us.”
Blanchard believes it would not have been possible to make the jump without George Lucas pushing:
“There’s no question that it accelerated the adoption of digital filming across the industry, but there’s really no way to quantify how much longer it would have taken without George pushing the envelope. The risk he took cannot be overstated. …I guarantee you no studio head would have given the green light to shoot a $100 million film with a new camera system. That’s why it’s so great to look back on the journey now. There is no one but George with the vision and resources to do this. I had a front row seat and will forever be grateful.”
What does Emperor Palpatine do in the office all day?
This weeks Andor saw Emperor Palpatine’s name erased and ISB boss Wullf Yularen said he was in a meeting to brief him on the Aldhani raid. The idea of the sinister space wizard planning meetings with his subordinates has captured the imagination war of stars fans and said they could join “Mr. Can’t picture Evil sitting in a boardroom chatting with random bureaucrats.”
Other fans point out that Palpatine has spent his entire career as a galactic politician and that a large part of his plan to become Emperor relied on political maneuvering and negotiation. Still, we doubt Palpatine runs boring meetings about the minutiae of running the Empire, and would certainly prefer to leave the more practical matters to his trusted Moffs.
With Andor We reveal more about how the Empire worked in its early days and hope to see an actual appearance from Ian McDiarmid later in the season. He never seems to miss a chance to play Palpatine, so Mon Mothma is crossing her fingers to share a very tense scene with the man she is about to bring down.
In memory of Carrie Fisher on her 66th birthday
To the war of stars Fans Carrie Fisher will always be royal. Today would have been her 66th birthday and perhaps the most touching tribute came from Mark Hamill, who posted some great behind-the-scenes pictures of their time together on set. We still miss you, Carrie.
That’s all war of stars News for this week. We look forward to the next episode of Andorand specially Tales of the Jedi in just a few days.
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