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    Default "John Williams puts his coda on Star Wars films"

    With the release of "Rise of Skywalker" it's worth noting that the film will be the final John Williams-scored Star Wars film.

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    And what a legacy it is. "Nine films and over 20 hours of music." The breadth, richness, and diversity of John Williams's Star Wars work is astounding. I think he has accomplished something similar to Wagner's Ring cycle.
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    Check out the music from Jedi: Fallen Order! There are composers yet that will continue his legacy, and quite well may I add! The aesthetic of Star Wars will evolve, but it will hold to its core.
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    I think John Williams's music is a large part of why Star Wars became so popular. The music makes the films not simply theatrical but dramatic. When I hear the music of Star Wars, I hear influences of Wagner, R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Holst, and Beethoven.

    I haven't had much motivation to see the last three Star Wars movies, but I especially don't think I'd want to watch another Star Wars movie if John Williams didn't write the soundtrack. You can get new actors and new script writers, but with a new composer, the essence of the old movies would be gone.

    Perhaps I should watch the last three just to hear Williams's score.

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