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The Soundtrack Show is a weekly look at film scores and soundtracks for some of the most popular movies, TV Shows, Video Games and Theater pieces of all time.

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The Soundtrack Show is a weekly look at film scores and soundtracks for some of the most popular movies, TV Shows, Video Games and Theater pieces of all time.

    Return of the Jedi: the Music (part III)

    Return of the Jedi: the Music (part III)

    We conclude our listen to Return of the Jedi, and the whole classic Star Wars trilogy, with the Battle of Endor. Themes are discussed, as are moments where music was omitted. We explore more diagetic music with the Ewoks, and compare multiple versions of the film's ending.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Return of the Jedi: the Music (part II)

    Return of the Jedi: the Music (part II)

    In part 2 of our analysis, we look at roughly the first half of Return of the Jedi. We discuss each cue, its dramatic effect, and the creative process behind the final presentation. The diagetic, in-world music is also discussed, and we compare the original 1983 music to the changes that were made in the 1997 Special Edition.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Return of the Jedi: the Music (part I)

    Return of the Jedi: the Music (part I)

    Return of the Jedi is the third Star Wars score from John Williams, and it transforms his overall musical approach to that of an operatic cycle. We look at how familiar themes from the first film are treated, and we explore and dissect some of the major new themes that greatly enrich the classic trilogy.
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    • 45 min
    Morricone, "Spaghetti Westerns" and The Man With No Name (Part II)

    Morricone, "Spaghetti Westerns" and The Man With No Name (Part II)

    We continue our listen to Morricone's groundbreaking, stylish scores for director Sergio Leone and his "Spaghetti Westerns," including a close examination of For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The cultural impact of these movies is also discussed, and we listen to the clever sound editing and effects that made the soundscape so memorable.
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    • 51 min
    Morricone, "Spaghetti Westerns" and The Man With No Name (Part I)

    Morricone, "Spaghetti Westerns" and The Man With No Name (Part I)

    Ennio Morricone's iconic music for the "Spaghetti Westerns" of Sergio Leone had an enormous impact on western soundtracks... especially the violent and stylish trilogy of films that featured Clint Eastwood as "The Man With No Name." We analyze the trilogy's first film, A Fistful of Dollars, and its unique film score by Morricone. The history of how this film was made is discussed, as is the sound design and post-dubbing that makes the soundtrack of Leone's westerns so unique.
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    • 45 min
    Season 3 intermission

    Season 3 intermission

    Season 3 intermission
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