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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.
  • nhl: wear these new goalie pants
  • goalies: why
  • nhl: we need more scoring so just do it
  • goalies: ugh fine
  • goalies: *use the new pants and proceed to get four shutouts in two days, three of which only had one goal scored*
  • nhl: ............................
  • goalies: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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:

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Cap’s Girl - Sidney Crosby Imagine

Originally posted by puckducky

inspired by this imagine

We were walking hand in hand into the arena. I looked to Sidney his jaw was clenched “Babe you okay?” I asked him Sid looked at me giving me a small smile  “I’m fine” he lied but I let it go as he kissed my forehead.

The Penguins were playing against the flyers which was the reason Sid was so quiet understandable since he was determined on taking them down. 

Sid was changed and ready to play, I walked over to him “Baby you’ll do great win or lose I love you” I smiled standing on my tiptoes to kiss him “okay guys it’s time” Sully called causing us to pull away I turned around “Y/n didnt realize you were here. How are you?” he asked hugging me “i’m great how bout you Sully?” I replied “great” he smiled Geno walked over to us “you let Cap’s Girl come to bench?” he asked Sully expectantly “sure get into uniform Y/n we’ll see ya in 5″ he beamed.

“Is that okay with you?” I questioned Sidney “course it is Babe you know I love having you with me” he smiled I mimicked his smile then headed off to change.

I met Sidney while I was working as a Physical Therapist for the team. It started off as not so stubble flirting to dating. The team gave me more of a laid out working schedule since Rodrick joined the crew,which was great.

I headed to the bench standing next to Sully and the other therapist Rodrick. Sid began talking to Kessel on how they were going to play when Giroux came over “Hey Sexy why don’t you work on our side” he winked “pass” I rolled my eyes Sidney got up territorially “Fuck off Claude” he spat Giroux leaned over with a sly smile “if it’s a Captain you’re looking to fuck I wouldn’t go for Crybaby Crosby over here” he smirked thats when Sid held his hand up to punch him “catch you on the ice Crosby” with that he skated off.

Sid walked out and into the change room “I’ll talk to him” I told Sully following after him. Sid threw his stick angrily “I hate that fucking asshole” he grumbled I grabbed him calming him down “Babe don’t let him get to you he’s an ass” I informed him “I just hate how he objectified you” he explained “i know baby i know” I nodded.

Flower walked in "Game starts in 5” he informed us I nodded at him as he left. “you okay?” I asked Sidney “nothing a game wont fix” he gave me a warm smile I pecked his lips quickly and lead the way back to the bench. - The game was great the crowd were loving every minute of it. The pens were winning 3-1 it was almost time the intermission. We were all calm no injuries till Claude slammed into Geno totally knocking him on his back “Shit” I cursed Sidney looked to me then back at Geno as he stood on the bench.

 When I saw he wasn’t making any attempts at getting up I headed to him “Geno you okay?” I asked him “back hurt” he replied “can you get up?” I questioned “I don’t know” he responded “lets try okay” I held his arm as Kessel held his other. We both helped him to the therapy room I dismissed Kessel once Geno was seated on the table he nodded and headed back to the game. I checked Geno for anything broken but he said he was fine it was just the impact and he was okay to return. We heard footsteps it was Sid “Geno you alright buddy?” he asked him “I’m okay Sidney” Geno told him “that fucking Giroux he did it on purpose he knows your my best friend” Sidney spoke with his jaw clenched “Babe relax Geno’s fine thats all that matters” I tried to ease his anger. 

I cleared Geno to play so we all made our way back to the game the refry thankfully gave Pittsburgh a powerplay while Claude had a penalty. We scored two more goals thanks to Sid and Geno but once Giroux’s time was up all hell broke loose he was in a face off against Sidney I dont know what he said but I could tell it pissed Sid. As soon as the puck dropped and Sid passed it to Phil he threw his gloves and attacked Claude. He had some great throws in before he slammed Claude to the floor with a bloody nose gaining him a penalty with 5 minutes left in the final period. 

 As the buzzer rang and the crowd cheered everyone waved and left. I waited patiently for Sidney once he skated to me I noticed a small cut just above his lip but he stormed past me. “Let him cool down Claude said some not so great things” Oli explained I nodded heading to change my clothes and to wait for him at the back where we always met up.

 40 minutes later Sidney showed up “Hey Baby” i smiled he clenched his jaw “Sid whats bothering you?” I asked softly he looked down then up at me “Claude said he slammed Geno so he could get a good look at your ass then proceed to explain how he’d ‘take care of you’ if he had the chance” Sid ended with his lips in a line I moved my hand to touch his face “he was pushing your buttons to get you to snap he’s an asshole forget him just know I chose you and only you” I smiled at him wholeheartedly “i know it’s ju-” I interrupted him “I understand and thats okay” i nodded “i love you so much y/n” he leaned down to kiss me then pulled away “and i love you” i beamed.



 "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”.

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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 🤷

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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Students are being trained to live in a society that no longer exists
We are brainwashed to believe that we must excel in every subject to be smart, to be successful, to be worth something,
We run on a bell schedule,
Forcing our minds and bodies to accommodate to a factory labor force we aren’t going into, because it’s not here anymore, because we are told from age five that college is the end goal
College is what makes kids like us anxious and fail to thrive in a school environment
Because we focus on grades as if they are all that we are,
But then again,
That is all we are on paper.
And what we look like on paper determines our future.
Future is unknown and unpredictable and none of us comprehend that,
It’s drilled into out minds that A’s, B’s, a 4.0 GPA, and outstanding SAT scores will guarantee you a spot in an elite school and an elite job and an elite life,
But that is absolute bullshit.
We are all more than an SAT score,
We are more than midterms and finals,
We are more than a report card,
We are human.
We all have interests and hobbies that can’t be scored on a curved scale,
Success and happiness have no rubric to follow,
There are no bulleted guidelines in life,
No answer key,
and that’s why we fail to be happy.
We aren’t trained to follow dreams and succeed and handle with things that don’t have a rubric,
But those things are the most important.
And yet, it’s still overlooked, consistently.
The education system is still training us for jobs that don’t exist, for lives that don’t exist,
and they still wonder why we don’t want to exist

No More Than an SAT Score. By Emmett

anonymous asked:

I agree bernardo was amazing, definetely one of the best on the pitch and should play more. also our 4-4-2 formation is the best and i hope we continue playing like that. Russia's gk was so good, if not for him we would have scored more. Our defense was flawless today tbh. And i'm so sad for rapha, i was kinda annoyed for his mistake last match but he's a great player and we need him. What did you think of eliseu? And also i'd like to know what you thought of André s and gelson.

Definitely! Had Cris not scored our only goal I’d choose Bernardo as motm! 100% 4-4-2 formation for me, it shouldn’t even be a question… it’s the best formation for our players, and especially for the most important player which is Cris. in 4-4-2 he’s much more mobile (is this word used in english in this context?? idk haha) than when he’s forced to play CF in 4-3-3 and besides, for me, the defining trait of this Fernando Santos NT is the strength of the midfield, and that strength is what won us the Euro, so i don’t see a reason to change that. 4 midfielders (for me Adrien, Bernardo, William and Andre Gomes (??? not so sure about this one lol these two matches have not been good at all on his end but i feel like even so he’s still the best suited to complete that midfield - if not him then Pizzi), and two forwards (100% Andre and Cris) is the way we play best in both attack and defense.

Idk, Eliseu is nowhere near as talented as Rapha - he’s slower, he doesn’t have those flawless crosses that Rapha has and that gave us the goal today - but I mean he’s what we have so… Maybe one of our midfielders will have to help out a lot more on that left size.

Andre was good - had a few chances, worked well with both Cris and Bernardo, for me he’s definitely an undeniable starter. Unfortunately Gelson isn’t but he brings a lot to the team as a sub when we can’t seem to find options and are stuck and need someone fast and creative to break the defense. He barely played today and I couldn’t watch the last 8-10 minutes of the game with a lot of attention so I wasn’t able to watch him like a hawk like i always do haha so you tell me - what did you think of his 20 minutes?

The pinnacle, the crowning game, was the 5-0 against Real Madrid. Nothing compares, although the 6-2 away was also amazing. What football, what dominance. We had the ball all the time: when we lost it, we won it back instantly. It was football at its most sublime. The Real Madrid players’ heads had dropped as they came off 2-0 down at the break. We ran into the dressing room: we couldn’t wait for the second half to begin… we could have scored even more. We were gunning for them because of everything they’d been saying about us
—  Xavi on the match he remembers most fondly