But Was It a Good Movie?
The Force Awakens, defining artistic goodness, and expressing worldview in cinema, literature, and music.
Following up on our previous conversation about The Force Awakens, this week we look at what makes art good, especially in the context of film. Was the latest Star Wars actually a good movie?
- “Rey’s Theme” from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, by John Williams. Fair use. Utterly lovely.
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho, who still thinks that when he grows up he’d like to be a composer like John Williams.
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Stephen Carradini is a
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