At the end of 1976, John Williams received a copy of ‘Star Wars’ to which Lucas, the director of the film, had added fragments of classical music to indicate how he wanted the soundtrack to sound at all times. It was just an indication. The director thought that the most appropriate for a film set in space would be to use synthesizers, which were also becoming fashionable at that time. But when the composer showed him the opening credits with the symphonic music he had created, he immediately hired him to create a soundtrack that has become one of the most influential in film history.
Dave Prowse, the mythical Darth Vader from the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, dies at 85