Why The New Star Wars Intro Sucks, And How To Fix It

Nathan Chase

Nathan Chase is a co-founder and the designer of Flickchart. He's also a multimedia designer & developer living in central Florida, an online culture and social networking enthusiast, a proud father, an avid PC gamer, an incessant movie watcher, known for an eclectic musical taste, and often writing and performing music - on the drums, guitar, piano, or computer. You can find Nathan on Flickchart as Zampa, and email him at nathan@flickchart.com.

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9 Responses

  1. David Conrad David Conrad says:

    When I was young, I didn’t understand that the 20th Century Fox theme was separate from the Star Wars score. #starwars

  2. David Conrad says:

    This hadn’t occurred to me because 1) I haven’t watched the trailer and 2) some part of me STILL thinks that fanfare is just part of the John Williams score, even though I’ve seen tons of other Fox movies by now! It really will feel weird without it.

  3. I would have loved something like this which was actually an older Disney fanfare, it’s the most similar to the 20th Century FOX one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcH84wqEaYs

  4. What you worked out would seem to be a no brainer though!

  5. I don’t like either the original or proposed solution. Using the very end crescendo from the end credits to intro the movie seems very anti-climactic to me.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Nathan, your version or an equivalent variation would be far better than what they slapped together. All the more reason to stop supporting the continued butchery of these beloved film.

  7. Using the very end crescendo to a movie makes me want to leave.. Because it has a finality to it.
    I also strongly believe that this isn’t the FINAL version.. I’m sure that they are cooking something up for episode 7.

  8. My guess is they just slapped this together quickly for the digital releases. Hopefully they will improve it for future releases of the old films and for the new film.