John Williams: Darth Vader is my best

John Williams: Darth Vader is my best


norman lebrecht

March 08, 2021

From an interview with Manuel Brug at Welt am Sonntag:

WaS: Which Star Wars character is closest to you?

Williams: Darth Vader, of course, and his Imperial March. I was really very happy with that, even though he ran away from me a long time ago. By contrast, I also like the Yoda theme very much, a diminished B flat major that is very simple, floating and clear. Just like this small, worldly yet powerful father figure. Film music has to be simple and graphic…

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  • Gustavo says:

    What else could a VPO-approved Kapellmeister who stayed at Hotel Imperial answer?

  • yujafan says:

    agree – the Imperial March fits Lord Vader and the dark side perfectly

  • Patricia says:

    Waste of time.

  • Gustavo says:

    But the key message is that Anne-Sophie Mutter’s cookies were not self-made.

  • Eric says:

    Very reminiscent of Mars from The Planets.

  • William Lansbury says:

    God Blessed this man and his contribution to Film

  • Just found this site says:

    John Williams is without any doubt a National Treasure, A worldwide Treasure. His distinctive scores for movies such as Star Wars, Superman and countless other classics and cult classic films.