Watch ‘The Last Jedi’ Set Come to Life in Fun Behind-the-Scenes VR Video
One of the best parts of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is its incredible score, which is some of the best work John Williams has ever done for a Star Wars movie. One of the extras Lucasfilm has gifted us with is a behind-the-scenes VR video that combines an immersive sneak peek into the set of the movie and an overview of what went into designing the score.
If you watch it on your computer you can click around to move the camera in different directions, but if you watch it on a mobile device you can move the viewer around to follow a green suited man trundling BB-8 down a hallway and see every angle of some of the creatures featured in the lengthy casino sequence. Williams and Rian Johnson give a fascinating look into creating the score for different scenes — apparently, this may be the longest score Williams has put together for a Star Wars movie. He says it’s certainly longer than The Force Awakens.
One of the best parts of the soundtrack is “Canto Bight,” the track composed for Finn and Rose’s jaunt to a casino planet to find the Master Codebreaker. Johnson wanted the music to be diegetic (that is, playing in the scene instead of over the scene). To create the odd sounds featured in the track, Williams and his orchestra “went to the wacky drawer,” according to Johnson, and brought all kinds of toys and objects they used to modify their instruments and make them sound like they really were coming from an alien planet in a galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and all other formats now.
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