Tonight on 60 Minutes, J.J. Abrams took cameras into a recording session for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where John Williams was conducting the orchestra while scoring scenes from the new film. The cameras captured familiar cues as well as new ones while Abrams and Williams collaborated on the music.
The spoiler-averse can rest easy as no plot details are given away, but later in the feature, J.J. sits down to show off some of the practical effects in the film while editing. The most exciting bit though is getting to hear the opening musical cue just after the title crawl and seeing the legendary John Williams work with a fanboying J.J. Abrams. There’s also a funny bit where anchor Bill Whittaker and producer Marc Lieberman encounter Disney’s “Piracy Police”.
Take a look at this preview and then follow the links below to see the full feature on Abrams and the movie, as well as the extended footage featuring the new music. Skip ahead to the :40 mark:
You can pre-order the score from Star Wars: The Force Awakens now on Amazon and iTunes. It is available this Friday, December 18th – same day as the film’s release!
Source: CBS News