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Some Highlights from “The Music of Rogue One” Panel at SWCO17 (aka the panel that blew my mind)

So since I can’t find any filmed version of the “Music of Rogue One” panel with David W. Collins I’ll post some of the highlights here. I’m a music theory nerd myself but I was surrounded by people who have never paid attention to music analysis and were still moved to tears so I encourage everyone to check this out (and watch the panel please if it’s ever made available.)

  • the Panel began with Collins discussing the legacy of John Williams and the Star Wars main theme specifically. He discussed how it was originally meant to be Luke Skywalker’s theme, and how that interpretation can still hold true considering Star Wars is the Skywalker Saga
  • The coolest thing pointed out re the main theme is that it’s musical construction mirrors the structure of the Hero’s Journey, the monomyth structure that all of Star Wars revolves around. It rises suddenly with the call to adventure, then builds with the journey, drops during the abyss, is reborn with another musical rise, then returns to the beginning. Collins emphasized that Williams is without a doubt a musical genius and that Michael Giacchino had a big challenge in making a score that lived up to William’s legacy while standing on it’s own. This was a challenge he more than met, as this panel made clear.
  • Now moving on to Rogue One, Collin’s discussed the title theme “Hope.” This theme is clearly heard over the title of the film, during Jyn’s big speech to the Rebellion, and throughout the film.
  • Collins pointed out that, like the main Star Wars theme, “Hope” echos the structure of the film itself. There are heroic major key moments in the theme, but it ends in a melancholy way that almost sounds unfinished. It represents the sacrifice at the center of the film. This is a story of incredible heroism that merely paves the way for others to finish the journey. 
  • Collins moved on to discuss the musical themes for each character in Rogue One, with a lot of focus on Jyn’s theme. Jyn’s theme is the most frequently heard piece along with “Hope” in the film. In fact, we hear it three times in the film’s prologue alone.
  • The fascinating thing Collins pointed out is Giacchino’s use of Dies Irae throughout the score. Dies Irae, or Day of Wrath, is the medieval hym describing the end of the world. It is sung during funeral masses and musically is quoted widely to represent death
  • Giacchino was signaling from the beginning that this is a story about death. He wrote the sacrifice of these characters right into their themes.
  • A notable use of Dies Irae beyond character themes is it’s repetition as Cassian and Jyn begin to climb the tower in the archive during the climax. The first two notes of Dies Irae are repeated as they do so. When Krennic walks down the hallway with his Death Troopers, all three notes play (death literally chasing them). And when Jyn almost drops, than catches the data tapes, Dies Irae is replaced by “Hope”
  • Jyn’s theme in particular is a melancholy theme centered on Dies Irae, but with a lovely, lullaby like feeling. It tells you from the beginning that Jyn’s is a story of hope and inspiration but also death and sacrifice.
  • An interesting use of Jyn’s theme and “Hope” together is during Jyn’s speech to the Rebellion. First we here “Hope” swell as Jyn speaks to the Rebels. Then when her speech is shot down, the theme drops, replaced by Jyn’s theme. This represents that it is Jyn herself who inspires the sacrifice that will eventually bring on the Hope. Jyn is the hope.
  • Another mind blowing moment was a musical parallel that Collins pointed out with the character of Bodhi Rook. In the scene where he recalls his mission, repeating “I’m the pilot, I brought the message,” listen for the flutes. That exact same flute theme plays in A New Hope when Luke discovers Leia’s message hidden in R2. By doing this,  Giacchino is directly mapping the journey of “the message.” Bodhi receives the message of the Death Star and how it can be destroyed from Galen, he brings it to Jyn, who with Rogue One, transmit the message, which ends up in the hands of Leia, then to R2, then to Luke, who must return it to the Rebellion. Those flutes represent the origin of the message with Bodhi through to A New Hope.
  • This panel was full of mind blowing moments, but the most mind blowing moment by far was another musical connection to A New Hope. After we had become very familiar with Jyn’s theme over the course of the panel, Collin’s played a scene from A New Hope for us. It was the moment when Obi-Wan asks Luke to come with him to Alderaan and Luke resists. When Obi-Wan says he’s getting too old for this sort of thing, Jyn’s theme plays clearly under Luke’s hesitation. In the original context, a hint of Dies Irae was WIlliam’s way of foreshadowing Obi-Wan’s death, but after Giacchino used that musical queue to build Jyn’s theme, it suddenly has deeper meaning. It’s Jyn’s sacrifice calling to Luke, compelling him to be the hope she fought for. And it is connecting Obi-Wan’s eventual sacrifice with that of Jyn and her comrades.  
  • Collins also highlighted how Giacchino’s score for the final moments of the film, from Jyn’s confrontation with Krennic through the arrival of Vader and the death of Jyn and Cassian, is unconventional and incredibly effective. Jyn’s confrontation with Krennic is silent, no music, unexpected for such a key moment. Only when Cassian appears does the music return. And throughout the final sequence, as we witness horrifying destruction, death. the arrival of the Death Star and Vader’s Star Destroyer, the score stays distant, gentle, melancholy. It does not highlight the horror. It steps back and mourns over it, like the eyes of history or the Force itself, honoring the sacrifice. 
  • So yeah Giacchino’s score for Rogue One is brilliant, Williams’ music for Star Wars is brilliant, this panel was brilliant, and I can never get enough of analyzing Star Wars scores.

Never let me get invested in a voting gauntlet again.

The post no-one was waiting for (but that I’m doing anyway) pt.2

Dearly Beloved,

here we are gathered here today to get through this thing called Men’s Free Program – last group.

Usual warnings apply, this post may become quite long. If you feel offended by anything I write, asks box is there for you.

ISU Feed was horrible, but sadly that’s all we got since fancams are few and far between. For reference (and also because Uncle Kurt says some very interesting things about jumps) CBC broadcast here:

Let’s Go.

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remember to stream dna on korean sites and/or on spotify/itunes and watch the mv and vote for bts if you have time today ^-^


“Awww, look at him, G, he’s so precious when he’s sleeping.”
“Like an angel.”
“A really slutty angel.”
“Wait—do angels even get laid? And if so, are heaven orgasms a million times better than earth orgasms? I bet yes.”
“Uh-doy. Where do you think rainbows come from? Whenever you see a rainbow, that means an angel just came.”
“Ah. Makes sense. Sort of like how whenever a bell rings, and angel gets its wings.”
“Exactly like that.”
I crank one eye open and direct it toward the doorway. “I can hear you, you know.

anonymous asked:

the us school system is nonsense and horseshit and you are right to disregard it

thanks for ur validation

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Surrender all your dreams to me tonight
They'll come true in the end

 "We’ve taken a big step in the tie, but there’s still the return leg to come against great opposition, who have shown that they’re one of the favourites to win the competition. The tie remains very much open, but you have to congratulate the team on the performance".

“We had to dig in during the first half, but we showed that we knew how to set ourselves up on the pitch. In the second half, we had a bit more control and dominated more of the play and that saw us create a lot of chances. Some of these ended up in goals and we come away from here keen to have scored another, which would have made things more comfortable in the return leg. However, we’re happy and are satisfied to have got a win here, which is always very important”.

“That was the stage when Bayern were really struggling the most. Whenever you play against 10 men it’s always easier to find spaces and create chances. We continued to play the ball from one side of the pitch to the other and we could have scored more. It wasn’t to be, but the team did a good job. You have to congratulate the side and our fans for their support”.

“I always come back from being in an offside position and it was perhaps ruled out for a question of millimetres. I would have liked to have scored again here because it would have been a very important goal”.

anonymous asked:

everyone is talking about how Bayern has been robbed and how the ref has been a disaster in last night's game, and I mean.. yeah Cris' second goal was offside, there's no debate about that. But we scored two more so we didnt win on an offside goal, and in the first leg Bayern got a penalty, which although they missed could have given them a major advantage even though in my opinion it wasnt even a penalty? so idk I mean the ref made bad decisions but that wasnt the deciding facor for our win(1/2

(2/2) and I’m really tired about everyone talking about it as if it was

S A M E!!! And we don’t even have to go as far as Cristiano’s second goal, because the game should have not gone into extra time. When Hummels passes the ball to Muller before the own goal, Muller is offside. The OG should not have counted because the play should have stopped before Sergio even had to touch the ball. Would have finished 1-1, Real would have gone through. A lot of people can argue that Vidal should have been sent off a lot sooner as well. + the non existent penalty in the first leg, that, yes, they didn’t score, but still… it was a beneficial ref call. You can name as many cases of Bayern benefiting from bad ref decisions as you can of Real. The second leg especially was all around really badly officiated. In general, both teams benefited from unjust calls. Yes, Bayern were robbed but so were we some times.

But exactly like you said, if you take away all the ref decisions we still dominated, we played better, and we scored 3 more goals. Even if u take away Cris’ second goal, we still would have won.

But you know how this works… someway somehow we never deserve to go on. Be it because we played against a weak team or because we bought the ref. They always find ways to take away our credit but in the end we’re the ones lifting the 11 cups so 🤷

im watching an old yak interview from 2012 from before his english was too good and i’m just gonna transcribe it as i listen

we win first we win canada second we win… we win canada third in 80,000 peoples red jerseys everybody put red white jersey but we win the score goals and doesn’t matter how much how how how many shoots canada shoot our pucks or our nets or we win we’re very excited and we doesn’t matter right now we we we we beat canada so …. *high pitched sounds* you we can give m- like like hundred questions but hhhHHHH we win russia win russia better canada so…. see you next time… *incomprehensible* our best? hwah we be ready 100% score we score save goals score more goals the games and then we win canada we beat canada we win the wonderful rink 80,000 guys and and canada canada lets go *shouts* WE HAVE i think we have i know three four three guys russian guys from siberia and russian jersey and C’MOON RUSSIA ooOOooyea so ya thats it. thanks guys

I am legit gonna cry:

That reality bothered Malkin more than most in the room. He headed to the team bus with an agenda for Thursday’s Game 7 at PPG Paints Arena.

“One goal, it’s not enough for us,” Malkin said. “We need to score more. It (didn’t) work today, but we need to watch video, do something different. The power play (was) not great tonight. We need to score more. If we want to win, we need to score more.”

Reasons I love the drum corps community:

-You have a strong appreciation for every corps and its members

-Everybody sticks up for each other, even if you’ve never met or talked to that person before

-You have an automatic connection with anyone who is marched

-In the end, we’re not the ones who care about the scores. We care more about how far we come and what we’ve accomplished each summer

-You can literally follow or friend another drum corps member on social media and it won’t be weird or creepy

-There’s always a bond that can never be broken no matter if you march a world class, open class, or DCA.

The Football Player (A Calum Hood One Shot)

Rating: PG-13/R? There’s some language and content that’s questionable

Requested?: No, but some Calum was needed. As always, request away!

Word Count: 2,087

A/N: I had the template for this sitting on my laptop for like five years and today I found it and thought, “Hey, this is so Calum,” and voila!

It was Friday’s big game. People crowded the stands, wearing school colours and waving flags in every which way. If you were lucky, you got a good view of the field. If you were on of the unfortunate people, you got a good view of some heads. But wherever you were looking, you could taste the excitement in the air.

I, the sister of the starting forward, was one of the fortunate ones. Luke, my football enthusiast of a brother, wanted good seats, so we’d left an hour before the game to crouch on steel seats. My ass was already stiff from the sitting. We were in the front row, looking down at the players like chess pieces

Our school’s athletic field is sort of like a spectator’s stand. It wasn’t quite to the standards of a Quidditch field, but it wasn’t as level as sitting on the grass like the players. I almost missed the days of quivering on a blanket on the dewy grass while watching Luke and his mates kick around the muddy ball.

On the sidelines sat our mascot trying to rally the crowd. But everyone’s eyes were on the captain leading his team to victory.

The Henderson Bulls captain is Calum Hood. Dark haired, muscular, goofy yet charming Calum Hood. Every day he had girls knocking down his door for a date. He was the most popular item on the market, and no one could rally enough money to buy him. He was completely unattainable. Playing alongside Calum were his teammates, including Ashton and Michael. They all had girlfriends. It was like a cheesy teen movie, where if you wanted a boyfriend you dated someone on the footie team.

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‘It’s a massive win, massive. We should have scored more goals, but we did well in defending together and at the end of the game we had the three points, and that’s the most important thing. At half-time, we just said ‘we need to keep pushing, to keep playing like this, we are playing well and the only problem is that we haven’t scored. We know the quality of the team that we can score at any time. So we did, I did, and it’s important because we won.’

Eden Hazard