Utilizing an 85-piece orchestra and recording around 175 minutes of music, John Williams received his 50th Oscar nomination for this score, and also won a Saturn & Grammy Award. This particular scene contains two tracks from the soundtrack as Rey, Finn, and BB-8 steal the Millennium Falcon and escape Jakku. Of course, they encounter some First Order resistance before they can safely escape thus giving us the ability to witness a truly awesome flying sequence.
Everything about this scene is so much fun, and in that true Williams form, the music is almost its own living and breathing character that harnesses our focus, and takes us on the journey with the characters.
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