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Every director knows that the score can make the scene. Jeremy Hsu is a science and tech journalist based in New York. Sign up to get Backchannel's weekly newsletter. Under the claim, Warner would receive any future ad revenue the video earns, which has been viewed more than 4 million times. Since , the Auralnauts —Zak Koonce and Craven Moorhaus—have paired original, electronica-inspired music with parodies of internet culture and popular Hollywood franchises on their YouTube channel.
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The first score to Star Wars was composed and conducted by John Williams and orchestrated by Herbert Spencer who orchestrated all three films of the Original Trilogy. Recorded over eight sessions  at Anvil Studios in Denham, England by Eric Tomlinson from March 5 , 8—12, 15 and 16, , [ source? The film premiered on May 25 , and by late summer a disco version of the Star Wars Theme by Meco became America's number one song. A three-LP 40th anniversary box set was released on December 1 , This release marked the first time that the complete contents of the original double-LP releases of the scores from the first two movies became available on CD.
It is the first installment of the original Star Wars trilogy , the first of the franchise to be produced, and the fourth episode of the " Skywalker saga ". Lucas had the idea for a science-fiction film in the vein of Flash Gordon around the time he completed his first film, THX , and began working on a treatment after the release of American Graffiti The heroes, in league with the Rebel Alliance , attempt to destroy the Empire's planet-destroying space station, the Death Star. Star Wars was released in a limited number of theaters in the United States on May 25, , and quickly became a blockbuster hit, leading to it being expanded to a much wider release. The film opened to critical acclaim, most notably for its groundbreaking visual effects. When adjusted for inflation, Star Wars is the second-highest-grossing film in North America behind Gone with the Wind and the fourth-highest-grossing film in the world. It received ten Oscar nominations including Best Picture , winning seven.