CBS 60 Minutes Gives us a Sneak Peek at John Williams’ Score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

JJWiliamsA new video by CBS 60 minutes gave us a special behind the scenes look at The Force Awakens. Watch J.J. Abrams attending a Star Wars scoring session conducted by the legendary John Williams.

 

 

J.J. Abrams gave 60 Minutes‘ Bill Whitaker a behind-the-scenes look at his upcoming movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

 

 

 

The Force Awakens soundtrack will be released together with the movie on December 18th. Make sure to pre-order it:

 

 

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42 thoughts on “CBS 60 Minutes Gives us a Sneak Peek at John Williams’ Score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

  • December 11, 2015 at 12:59 pm
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    I saw this earlier and got some sand in my eyes. ( hence the tears ) ; )
    ” I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere ”

    • December 11, 2015 at 2:33 pm
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      Not like here. Here, everything’s soft and smooth.

      • December 11, 2015 at 3:30 pm
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        welcome to JJakku

  • December 11, 2015 at 1:03 pm
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    I can already hear how brilliant this new score is going to be

  • December 11, 2015 at 1:09 pm
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    Dudes, I’m not even going to listen to this. Sounds right y/n?

    • December 11, 2015 at 1:27 pm
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      YES!

    • December 11, 2015 at 2:16 pm
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      Most definitely, yes.

    • December 11, 2015 at 2:16 pm
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      I’m proud of you!!

      YES, Williams at its best.

    • December 11, 2015 at 8:11 pm
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      Its classic Star Wars, with a touch of subtlety and complexity and just as a pacey as before. Williams could outdo himself.

  • December 11, 2015 at 1:11 pm
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    At 1:03 a nice sample of some menacing chase music, very nice = )

    • December 11, 2015 at 2:31 pm
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      Perhaps its a track for snoke

      • December 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm
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        Snoke’s theme is supposed to be choral though.

        • December 11, 2015 at 2:33 pm
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          Hmm yeah then what could it be?

          • December 11, 2015 at 2:55 pm
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            I don’t know, but Duel of the Fates was the best track to come out of the PT IMO, and it had that whole choral refrain going on. I hope we get something as memorable as that in the new film.

          • December 11, 2015 at 3:04 pm
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            I liked the choral theme used near the end of RotS, the one that you hear in part during Padme’s funeral.

  • December 11, 2015 at 1:24 pm
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    What you can actually hear through all the chit-chat sounds awesome – really looking forward to this one. Personally I thought the phantom menace soundtrack was the last great star wars soundtrack. The AOTC and ROTS soundtracks had their moments but overall (IMHO) sounded like JW didn’t really have his heart in it, but he seems really enthused by the new film so I have high hopes.

    • December 11, 2015 at 2:01 pm
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      It’s interesting what you say and I kinda agree. Overall, The Phantom Menace is still a Star Wars film in all senses (like it more or not) but AOTC and ROTS are two films a part in the saga, with confusing aesthetic for the regular Star Wars fan. Of course those who watched TPM as their first Star Wars film won’t have that feeling, because that was their unique reference and AOTC was just a sequel film, but for those who had seen 4 films, Attack of the Clones felt a part.

      The music is part of that. In Attack of the Clones Lucas introduces too many things that don’t fit together (Shakespeare love, politic thriller, Dick Tracy investigation, advanced clone science, roman circus…) it’s just too much.

    • December 11, 2015 at 2:33 pm
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      I agree about TPM soundtrack being the best of the PT. At least for me I always thought it was because it was the only music of the PT I heard before seeing the film- before the dark times.

    • December 11, 2015 at 2:53 pm
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      I just saw AOTC yesterday. WHat I can say that… for some reason, I feel like John did a great job at those love themes and such, whiule kind of went lazy on the action themes. What I personally find annoying that there’s a part in one of those themes that gets repeated at least 5 times in different points of the movie, with no arrangement differences. That was a kind-of lazy thing. Maybe that happenned because he had to compose music for 4 films that year…

    • December 11, 2015 at 3:24 pm
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      Interesting side note about the AOTC soundtrack. The CD track “Zam The Assassin And The Chase Through Coruscant” contains the only appearance of an electric guitar in a Star Wars movie soundtrack. The director however did not like the guitar and chose not to feature it in the film.

    • December 12, 2015 at 2:47 am
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      II and III would have been great had Lucas not chopped them all to hell.

  • December 11, 2015 at 1:28 pm
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    As I said before, I am almost as excited for the new John Williams soundtrack as I am for TFA. What little we can hear sounds awesome.

  • December 11, 2015 at 2:48 pm
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    Ok… this was better than the trailer musics. Those just didn’t feel like arranged by john williams (as we discovered later)

  • December 11, 2015 at 3:28 pm
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    Sounds fantastic

  • December 11, 2015 at 3:28 pm
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    not available in canada???

    • December 11, 2015 at 3:31 pm
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      Yeah, it’s a bummer. Someone should fix that

      • December 11, 2015 at 3:33 pm
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        I’d love if everything just played worldwide. Forget trying to watch something posted by AMC, they’re the worst

  • December 11, 2015 at 3:30 pm
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    Not available in Australia either. Annoying. I’d love to hear it

  • December 11, 2015 at 4:08 pm
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    Sounds fantastic. The menacing theme comming in around 1:00 in the video sounds really good to me. Very Star Warsy, but still new. Can’t wait to hear the rest!
    Also love the moment between Williams and J.J, when Williams asks “Do you think it can work?”. JJ’s answer is pretty awesome, and it’s so nice to see Williams always being so down to earth.

  • December 11, 2015 at 4:39 pm
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    Ah John Williams, no matter what happens, at least we know the music is going to be incredible. I’m actually looking forward to the score more than the film.

    • December 11, 2015 at 9:56 pm
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      Nobuo Uematsu superior.

  • December 11, 2015 at 5:16 pm
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    This is the longest score ever written for a Star Wars film, clocking in at 3 hours. Hopefully a full soundtrack release will be available.

  • December 11, 2015 at 5:20 pm
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    “Not available in country”

    FFS JAPAN!

  • December 11, 2015 at 5:42 pm
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    “Abject terror” …I love it!

  • December 11, 2015 at 6:41 pm
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    I’m 99% certain that the first music we hear (at :18 or so) is part of “Scherzo for X-Wings” as listed on the soundtrack. Neat!

  • December 11, 2015 at 10:06 pm
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    I don’t know if this alternate video will work outside the U.S., but give it a try and we’ll see. Good Luck, international viewers!
    https://youtu.be/Q_AckgwzB1s

    • December 11, 2015 at 11:08 pm
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      Works for Brits. Thanks.

    • December 12, 2015 at 12:10 am
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      Works for me in the US.

      PS: That newswoman is so drunk.

  • December 11, 2015 at 11:10 pm
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    I was always slightly disappointed in the prequel scores by JW (a few great themes notwithstanding) But that sounds one of the greatest scores I’ve heard him do in a good few years. This is now the thing I am looking forward to the most.

  • December 12, 2015 at 2:43 am
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    Now we know Luke’s theme will be in this. I hope each planet gets their own style of music like in the other trilogies, I always thought it was cool how they have their own instrumentation.

    • December 12, 2015 at 2:45 am
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      I also hope they bring back the unused Han theme from Empire and the rarely used Droids theme. I’d also like the Luke/Leia theme but it doesn’t look like they will get any screen time together in this one.

  • December 12, 2015 at 2:53 am
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    I’m getting this version in Canada

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