John Williams is undoubtedly an essential piece of the Star Wars universe. His return for Episode VII was as necessary as the legions of stormtroopers and the clashing lightsabers. In this new featurette the composer discusses the challenges and pleasures of working on The Force Awakens.

Williams talks about the blending of old and new while creating new themes – his dissection of Rey’s theme in particular is a standout moment. Isolated from the bold new images the pockets of Williams’ music grows in power.

As well as some nice moments between JJ Abrams and Williams, there are brief appearances from John Boyega and Daisy Ridley including the moment this happened…


I defy your soul not to be stirred when the first few bars of the main theme blast out.