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ah.....Coronavirus.....lost since the Ming dynasty.....



give me the antidote



haha Doctor Jones. No antidote for you. Americans go on lockdown for months. You will all go crazy and waste even more time on stupid internet pickem brackets



have it your way Lao Che



stop worrying Willie, this whole thing will blow over in a week or two

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Who's working on a vaccine for COVID-19?



Oh, and also the President.



I don't want to practice social distancing! What's the worst that could happen?



Time to test the vaccine. You first, General Veers.



Oh wait, I forgot the secret ingredient.



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Has a tournament of Star Wars musical themes been suggested?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Star_Wars#Themes

Maybe choose 4 from each film that aren't redundant, that gives us 36 entries. Give 4 first round byes (Imperial March, Force Theme, Main Theme, Dual of the Fates) So five/six rounds...
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MuckRaker96 said:

Who's working on a vaccine for COVID-19?



Oh, and also the President.



I don't want to practice social distancing! What's the worst that could happen?



Time to test the vaccine. You first, General Veers.



Oh wait, I forgot the secret ingredient.




outstanding
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Blatant Disregard said:

Has a tournament of Star Wars musical themes been suggested?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Star_Wars#Themes

Music is probably my favorite part of star wars but one of my main drives to do a bracket is that im not confident i know who is going to win. For music. I feel like the yoda music, imperial march, duel of the fates, and force theme are an unstoppable final four which takes a lot of the fun out of it. But i am often wrong, so please take the reins on it if you like! I think i should be able to roll out the worst dialogue one late tonight.

Maybe choose 4 from each film that aren't redundant, that gives us 36 entries. Give 4 first round byes (Imperial March, Force Theme, Main Theme, Dual of the Fates) So five/six rounds...
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Muck, since you have a bunch of brackets going, and considering my love of movie sountracks, as well as having done a few brackets on the EB in years past, I volunteer as tribute to take this one.
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You'd probably do a better job than me, anyways, especially on the prequel music. When i was considering it, I thought about one region for the prequels, two for the OT and one for the sequels/rogue one/solo, but you do it the way you want. I definitely encourage other people besides me doing some of these. They are lots of fun to run but lots of work too.
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After careful consideration, I've whittled down 32 tracks for the Best Star Wars Tracks Tournament.

(Whew - that was harder than I thought!)

Right off the bat, I want to point out two movies that were shut out completely - Solo, and Rise of Skywalker. If it upsets some of you, I'm sorry to say that there just weren't very memorable original tracks in those movies. (REALLY disappointed in the TROS soundtrack, personally.)

I tried to be as objective as possible, rather than just picking favorites. AOTC also only got 1 track, whereas ANH got 6, because the score for that movie is basically iconic from beginning to end. So that's just the way the cookie crumbled.

Tracks per film:

Prequel Trilogy - 9
TPM - 4
AOTC - 1
ROTS - 4

Original Trilogy - 15
ANH - 6
ESB - 4
ROTJ - 5

Sequel Trilogy - 6
TFA - 4
TLJ - 2

Spinoffs - 2
Rogue One - 2

The tracks were seeded 1-8, then randomized into four brackets. (And in true movie nerd fashion, the brackets are named after my favorite film composers.)

With that out of the way, here are our contenders!

--------John Williams Bracket--------

1 Duel of the Fates vs 32 Hope (Vader rampage scene in R1)

16 Luke and Leia vs 17 Anakin's Theme

8 Yoda's Theme vs 25 Peace and Purpose (Death of Luke)

9 Rey's Theme vs 24 Ewok Celebration and Finale (Yub Nub)


--------Hans Zimmer Bracket--------

4 Main Theme vs 29 Augie's Great Municipal Band

13 The Droid Invasion (Trade Federation March) vs 20 The Return of the Jedi

5 Across the Stars vs 28 The Emperor

12 The Final Duel vs 21 The Spark (Luke arrives on Crait; reunion with Leia)


--------Howard Shore Bracket--------

2 Imperial March vs 31 Cantina Band

15 The Asteroid Field vs 18 March of the Resistance

7 The Throne Room / End Title vs 26 The Birth of the Twins / Padme's Destiny

10 Han Solo and the Princess (Love Theme) vs 23 The Jedi Steps and Finale


--------James Horner Bracket--------

3 Binary Sunset (Force Theme) vs 30 The Abduction (Kylo's Theme)

14 Anakin's Dark Deeds vs 19 Ben's Death / TIE Fighter Attack

6 Battle of the Heroes vs 27 Your Father Would Be Proud

11 Princess Leia's Theme vs 22 Padme's Ruminations


Will post the link for voting shortly...
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Matchups are set!

Round of 32 -
Vote here!



I'll let this round go for 48 hours or so, until Thursday night.
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Holy **** some of those stills in the Across the Stars YouTube video.

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Just remember folks, we're voting for the music.
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You jerk. Rey's theme is great, but you put it against the best song in Star Wars...
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The one I feel bad for is Cantina Band. Love that song, but had to go up against the Imperial March.

Pour one out.
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Yeah there were a few really tough match ups

Your four brackets not matching the actual bracket confused me
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I always forget that Anakin's Dark Deeds is not this track from AotC

@ 2:30 this thing get turned up
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redline248 said:

I always forget that Anakin's Dark Deeds is not this track from AotC

@ 2:30 this thing get turned up
Anakin's Dark Deeds is a really good one, think it may go far.
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Listening through some of the matchups for refreshers. IMO, Your Father Would Be Proud from Rogue One is one that may be too easily looked over. It's going against Battle of the Heroes from ROTS, a good track in its own right, but that Rogue One track and the usage of it were so compelling and moving.
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I'm going to need the full 48 hours for this one. Will have to listen to all tunes. Dang.
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Brian Earl Spilner said:



(Whew - that was harder than I thought!)

Brian Earl Spilner
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I was showing the four groups I had split them into, with the 1-8 seedings.

The bracket generator then assigned them into 1-32 and created the matchups.

Fixed it for clarity.
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Hope so. It's one of my personal favorites and often overlooked.
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Brian making his bracket in a couple of hours' time ...




Me taking 3 days to make mine.


Brian Earl Spilner
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Today I was totally blocked on my work due to some stuff not working, so I basically worked on this exclusively for most of the afternoon.
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now be honest Brian, isn't it so much more fun to have command of all the selections and seeds then to be on the other side of the screen angrily wondering "What is this idiot thinking?!?!?"
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Sigh. You people and your love of Yub Nub sicken me.

Not only is the music better in the ROTJ Special Edition, but y'all are fixin' to knock out the best song from the sequels this early?
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Brian Earl Spilner
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How did I do, btw? Now is your turn to complain. Did I leave anything egregious out?
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I mean, it's more of an impossible task than anything we've done previous, unless you just included every track. My personal favorite track is Tales of a Jedi Knight / Learn About the Force, so I hate not seeing that one in there.

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Brian Earl Spilner said:

Sigh. You people and your love of Yub Nub sicken me.

Not only is the music better in the ROTJ Special Edition, but y'all are fixin' to knock out the best song from the sequels this early?


The special edition ROTJ is a disaster and should be destroyed.
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Cstrickland05 said:

Brian Earl Spilner said:

Sigh. You people and your love of Yub Nub sicken me.

Not only is the music better in the ROTJ Special Edition, but y'all are fixin' to knock out the best song from the sequels this early?


The special edition ROTJ is a disaster and should be destroyed.


Hate, hate, HATE the musical butchering they did to Jabba's palace.
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redline248 said:

Cstrickland05 said:

Brian Earl Spilner said:

Sigh. You people and your love of Yub Nub sicken me.

Not only is the music better in the ROTJ Special Edition, but y'all are fixin' to knock out the best song from the sequels this early?


The special edition ROTJ is a disaster and should be destroyed.


Hate, hate, HATE the musical butchering they did to Jabba's palace.
It's even worse than you remember.

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Brian Earl Spilner said:

After careful consideration, I've whittled down 32 tracks for the Best Star Wars Tracks Tournament.

(Whew - that was harder than I thought!)

Right off the bat, I want to point out two movies that were shut out completely - Solo, and Rise of Skywalker. If it upsets some of you, I'm sorry to say that there just weren't very memorable original tracks in those movies. (REALLY disappointed in the TROS soundtrack, personally.)

I tried to be as objective as possible, rather than just picking favorites. AOTC also only got 1 track, whereas ANH got 6, because the score for that movie is basically iconic from beginning to end. So that's just the way the cookie crumbled.

Tracks per film:

Prequel Trilogy - 9
TPM - 4
AOTC - 1
ROTS - 4

Original Trilogy - 15
ANH - 6
ESB - 4
ROTJ - 5

Sequel Trilogy - 6
TFA - 4
TLJ - 2

Spinoffs - 2
Rogue One - 2

The tracks were seeded 1-8, then randomized into four brackets. (And in true movie nerd fashion, the brackets are named after my favorite film composers.)

With that out of the way, here are our contenders!

--------John Williams Bracket--------

1 Duel of the Fates vs 32 Hope (Vader rampage scene in R1)

16 Luke and Leia vs 17 Anakin's Theme

8 Yoda's Theme vs 25 Peace and Purpose (Death of Luke)

9 Rey's Theme vs 24 Ewok Celebration and Finale (Yub Nub)


--------Hans Zimmer Bracket--------

4 Main Theme vs 29 Augie's Great Municipal Band

13 The Droid Invasion (Trade Federation March) vs 20 The Return of the Jedi

5 Across the Stars vs 28 The Emperor

12 The Final Duel vs 21 The Spark (Luke arrives on Crait; reunion with Leia)


--------Howard Shore Bracket--------

2 Imperial March vs 31 Cantina Band

15 The Asteroid Field vs 18 March of the Resistance

7 The Throne Room / End Title vs 26 The Birth of the Twins / Padme's Destiny

10 Han Solo and the Princess (Love Theme) vs 23 The Jedi Steps and Finale


--------James Horner Bracket--------

3 Binary Sunset (Force Theme) vs 30 The Abduction (Kylo's Theme)

14 Anakin's Dark Deeds vs 19 Ben's Death / TIE Fighter Attack

6 Battle of the Heroes vs 27 Your Father Would Be Proud

11 Princess Leia's Theme vs 22 Padme's Ruminations


Will post the link for voting shortly...
Well done sir...and this just re-affirms that John Williams is awesome
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I don't love that, but the ending music in the SE is far better than Yub Nub.

But even the Jabba's Palace scene is tolerable for me. Probably cause it's the only version I've ever watched.
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Brian Earl Spilner said:

I don't love that, but the ending music in the SE is far better than Yub Nub.

But even the Jabba's Palace scene is tolerable for me. Probably cause it's the only version I've ever watched.
You've never seen the original version of ROTJ?

I agree that the SE ending is better; Yub Nub is awful. As for Jabba's palace scene in the SE, I loathed that addition.
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Quote:

You've never seen the original version of ROTJ?
I'm pretty sure the only way to watch it is the old THX tapes on VHS. Brian was only a youngling when Ep 1 came out, well after the special edition changes.

Or maybe they happened around the same time?
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