Inktober Day 27 Prompt: Music
The music of Star Wars is as iconic as the characters and the images on screen. The names John Williams and George Lucas go hand in hand. Not only is the musical score a vital part of each installment, diagetic, or in-world music can be heard in many of the films. It began with the first film, Star Wars: A New Hope, when Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi enter the cantina on Mos Eisley. The cantina band is heard playing in the background. This diagetic form of music appeared again in Return of the Jedi, and can be heard throughout the prequels and sequel films. And, The Mandalorian is no different.
The Mandalorian kicks things off right from Chapter 1. After Mando captures his bounty, the Mythrol, he needs to get a ride back to the Razor Crest. And, who should appear to come to his aid? A Garindan! This is the Ferryman. He summons the hover taxi. However, he doesn’t just wave his arms—he actually plays an instrument that resembles a flute-like recorder! This seems so right for this series since the amazing soundtrack for The Mandalorian, scored by Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Goransson, incorporates the recorder in the theme. Not only is there an incredible score unique to each chapter, there is this in-world music tying it back to the original trilogy.
Kendall Schroeder saw the original Star Wars in a small theater in the summer of his 10th birthday and immediately fell in love with the Far Away Galaxy. Pretending to be either Jedi Luke Skywalker or Colonel Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man, Kendall always believed he had special powers. Maybe that’s why he truly believes there is good in all people. And, he will stop at nothing to help rid the world of evil. When Kendall is not creating art, he is leading educators as the head of an online school. Kendall lives in West Michigan with his wife and two kids.