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Decoding The Musical Themes Of 'Star Wars'13:00

Frank Lehman at Tufts University. (Alison Bruzek/WBUR)
Frank Lehman at Tufts University. (Alison Bruzek/WBUR)
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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is up for four Academy Awards this year, including Best Original Score, by the legendary composer John Williams. One of the pre-eminent experts on Williams and his work for Star Wars is right in our backyard at Tufts University.


Frank Lehman, assistant professor of music theory at Tufts University and creator of the online catalogue of Star Wars leitmotifs.

This segment aired on March 2, 2018.


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