Movie Score Video & More About HU’s “Naboo Collection”

Pedro passed along this video from about a year ago about Sony’s “Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection” of scores from Eps I-VI. It was an unboxing and Q&A session with movie score professionals:

The current episode (18) of the Galactic Fashion podcast features a long interview with Ashley Eckstein about Her Universe.  In it, she mentions the so-called Naboo collection we might see late next spring/summer.  It’s part of a vintage-themed planets line (she mentions Tatooine and Endor as other lines planned) and she discusses a Naboo dress design that features all kinds of stuff associated with it, including Anakin and Padmé.  I gotta have it!


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8 Responses to “Movie Score Video & More About HU’s “Naboo Collection””

  1. Kathryn “LadyJediScientist” S. Says:

    Ashley’s description of the dress truly had me drooling: a blue dress with a Naboo scene featuring Anakin and Padme. I may actually cry if we never get to see or purchase this dress.

    I am really hoping we get a full Naboo collection. Something similar to the Star Trek collection on Think Geek- I am now envious of Star Trek fans, which is very sad. While I am looking forward to Rogue One, I am unimpressed with the fashion lines which are accompanying it. All the clothing items are military green, brown or black. I miss the color of the Prequels and all the designs of the costumes. I would love to see an office wear line featuring the symbol of the royal house of Naboo. Perhaps a blazer in purple or blue with the Naboo symbol embroidered on the pocket. Sigh.

    • lazypadawan Says:

      I’d love one too.

      The hostesses of Galactic Fashion were joking about Rogue One’s fashion color palette with its emphasis on neutrals and olive green. I wear a lot of black so it doesn’t bother me a whole lot and I find some of the RO items even better than what we got for TFA. That said, it stinks the prequels came out years before the fangirl fashion wave and no one has really given much thought to revisiting them, especially since there’s a lot to be mined off of those films. To be honest, it’s also disappointing there’s not a lot of good fangirl fashion inspired by Leia’s OT outfits.

  2. Pedro Felipe Says:

    The music of the prequels is aweasome, in fact it’s so aweasome many haters have to admit it (But, and this should be noted, many other haters bash even the music, I’ve seen it many times, saying it was nothing but a rehash of Duel of The Fates, evidencing how out of their minds they are). What many don’t realize is that many good directors have a lot of involvement on the making of the soundtrack. The music was incredibly well thought of, the Sanskrit lyrics of Dual of the Fates and of Qui Gon’s and Padme’s funeral really relate to those scenes, it’s full of nuances and meaning, George also tells his story through music, unlike most directors which just tell the composer to watch the scenes and set up the mood. This is really evident when you compare the prequels scores with the force awakens, which I find to be extremely lackuster, even though it was composed by John Williams. Every Star Wars movie score had memorable new themes and built on what came before it. In my opinion the best part of the force awakens score was, ironically, taken directly from the prequels. The music of opening shot of the movie, immediatly after the crawl, when the first order transports land on Jakku, is clearly a version of… “The Trip to the Naboo Temple and the Audience with Boss Nass from The Phantom Menace!!! At least John Willians didn’t cater to the haters by throwing the prequel score under the bus.

    • Brian47 Says:

      Well, I don’t see that there’s any need to throw Williams’ score for TFA under the bus in order to praise his work on the prequels. Williams composed some of his finest music of the last 10 years for TFA, including Rey’s Theme which is simply sublime, easily a match for Anakin’s Theme. And his closing piece, The Jedi Steps, is one of his best end credits cues, it does an excellent job of not only introducing a brand new theme at the start, but then revisiting all the main melodic material from the score. It’s right up there with his end credits cues for Far & Away, Hook and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

      Williams’ music for all the SW films is wonderful, there’s no need for winners and losers, all the movies win by having music by Williams.

      • Marshall Says:

        One of the biggest complaints against TFA was the score. Some complained that score didn’t leave an impression in their minds.

      • Pedro Felipe Says:

        John Willians is a brilliant composer, but as Kinpun said, he did all he could with what he had to work with. Sorry if I am breaking any rules LP, but I would trade the entire force awakens soundtrack for the exclusive bits of Across the Stars that only show up in Attack of The Clones during the credits.

    • Kingpun Says:

      I think John Williams did all he could with what he had to work with. We got some good bits out of it like Rey’s theme, or Jedi Steps, or the underrated and often ignored Poe Dameron theme (not the Resistance theme.) For me, there weren’t any standout sequences or scenes in Force Awakens. Not to say there weren’t any great small moments, but those moments give JW the opportunity to write little stingers, not full blown suite worthy music. Lucas let the movie sort of just shut up and get carried by music, and that lead to some of the most memorable scenes. No words during Binary Sunset, or during the hangar duel, or Padmé’s Ruminations. Also for as much as Lucas was criticized for tracking in previous pieces of music, when Rey pulls the lightsaber to her, that is indeed Burning Homstead playing, and the album version has a completely new version of the force theme for that moment. My guess in both cases is that both Lucas and Abrams just got married to the temp track and nothing could be as good for them. It’s a shame because I really prefer the album version. It just seems like movies nowadays don’t appreciate orchestral musical sequences, in the same way they’ll mute the movie for a minute or two to give space for the latest disposable pop song.

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