Short Documentary Shows Off the Sounds of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Saturday, 24 February 2018 - 5:05PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Saturday, 24 February 2018 - 5:05PM
Short Documentary Shows Off the Sounds of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
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Perhaps it's not the flashiest part of the franchise, but the sounds of Star Wars are iconic.

Even beyond the instantly recognizable theme from John Williams, if you heard a Wookie noise, a lightsaber activating, or R2-D2 screaming, you would immediately know exactly what it was. And that's the focus of a new documentary courtesy of ABC News called The Force of Sound, which dives into all the sounds from Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi in advance of the movie's Blu-ray release later next month.

If you have any interest in Star Wars trivia, there's a lot of behind the scenes info to be found here. And also a lot of porgs, so heads up. See it below:



The documentary came together when ABC News was given access to Skywalker Sound at Lucasfilm, and while it mainly focuses on sounds from The Last Jedi (again, lots of porgs), there's plenty of other history to be found as well, since Skywalker Sound dates back to the making of the original trilogy. In particular, Last Jedi sound designer Ren Klyce and supervising sound editor Matthew Wood are given a lot to say here. 

When The Last Jedi finally comes out on Blu-ray on March 27 (it comes out digitally March 13), there should be plenty of more special features, but this will have to tide you over until now.

And the best part is that it makes for decent background noice once you've watched it once.
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