Star Wars: The Force Awakens Orchestration Review, Episode I – The Fan-dom Menace

I’m witnessing two contrary reactions as members of the Orchestration Online community start to report back from their viewing of the recently-released Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. One reaction claims that it’s pretty much the same as all the other films. The other says that it’s different, but the new themes aren’t that …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Orchestration Review, Episode IV – A New Trope

Spoiler warning: discussions about character roles nearly everyone already knows from watching the previews, but no plot reveals. “Will someone get this big walking carpet of my way?” The year was 1978, and this was my 16-year-old girlfriend’s favourite line from the recently-released Star Wars (now titled “A New Hope”). Like so many young women …