The seventh episode of the Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, focuses on the music from the series, with the composer Ludwig Göransson talking us through how he created the score for the show, what inspired him, how he came up with the ideas and brought the series to life with music.
Much like previous episodes, there are many different elements to this show, with a range of one on one interviews, roundtable discussions and onset footage. We get to see into his studio, with so many different instruments and some weird machine he has for making noises, it’s very odd! Especially seeing him with this huge recorder!
One thing I really enjoyed from this episode was footage from when the orchestra was brought in and we could see the creators working with them, to create a more traditional Star Wars music, but it was very apparent that Jon Faverau wanted Ludwig Göransson to do something different to other Star Wars movies.
The roundtable portion to it, though it’s just Jon, Ludvig and Dave Filoni, talking about how important the music is for Star Wars, how they wanted to take some risks. It’s also really interesting to see how both Jon and Dave seem to be constantly on hand, guiding the show through its creation.
Obviously they discuss the amazing work John Williams did with the original score, but the creators knew they didn’t just want to reuse that music, to create something unique, similar to how George Lucas did when he made the first movie.
Overall, this is an interesting episode, you don’t usually get to see a bonus feature on a series or movie showcase the score in this much depth. If you love movie and TV scores, this is worth watching, so you can get a glimpse into what’s going on. I enjoyed watching this episode, but it’s very much for die hard fans only.
Rating 3 out of 5