This may come as a bit of a shock to many Star Wars fans, but legendary composer John Williams has never seen a Star Wars film, despite being responsible for the score to each one…
The man responsible for some of the most iconic scores from the Star Wars cinematic universe, John Williams, has revealed that he has never watched a Star Wars film. Speaking with The Mirror UK, Williams talked at length about why he hasn’t seen any of those films he composed the music for.
"“I let it go. I have not looked at the Star Wars films and that’s absolutely true. When I’m finished with a film, I’ve been living with it, we’ve been dubbing it, recording to it, and so on. You walk out of the studio and, “Ah, it’s finished.”"
Williams talks about his themes being revered by Star Wars fans the world over but says he doesn’t consider them to be classics. He also notes that while his Star Wars scores are very popular, he doesn’t consider very memorable.
"“People will ask me what’s your favorite score and this and that. I’ve done concertos and symphonies and other things that are some good, some not so good. Some are played and many are rightfully forgotten.”"
I think it’s safe to say that the composer who brought us “The Imperial March” (Darth Vader’s theme), has more than earned the right to not have watched a single Star Wars film…and besides, Williams does have to watch the raw footage of the movie he’s scoring, so in a sense, he has seen every Star Wars saga film, just not the finished product.
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