«Star Wars» by G. Lucas and J. Williams: is Gesamtkunstwerk coming back?


There are many similarities between the film epic «Star Wars» (by George Lucas and John Williams) and Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner: in both cases authors exploit mythological stories, use leitmotif technique and operate with symphony orchestra. In this article are considered reasons why in the Hollywood appeared films with symphonic scores and are analyzed role and features of the music in such sagas. There is among sheet music examples a collection of most important leitmotifs of hexalogy.