Interview with Author Sean Williams

Interview:  Sean Williams
Recorded August 6, 2010
Published August 12, 2010

SEAN WILLIAMS, author of the novelization of STAR WARS THE FORCE UNLEASHED, the recently released, STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC – FATAL ALLIANCE, shares about his recent works, his passion for film music and what he listens to when writing. He also shares about some of his all-time favorite soundtracks, why the year, 1981, is such an important year and how he faced the difficult choice between writing and composing music.

Episode Highlights

00:26 - Introduction
02:30 - Living and Working in Adelaide, Australia
03:49 - Writing in the Star Wars universe
14:00 - What do you listen to while writing?
14:00 - Inception reception
16:37 - Your favorite Film Scores
22:30 - Choosing between Writing and Composing
26:49 - 1981:  The Pinnacle of Sci-fi and Music
31:32 - Thoughts on Film and Game Music Today

Music Clips (Select music clips contained in this podcast)

00:00 - "The Sarlacc Unleashed" (The Force Unleashed) Mark Griskey
10:22 - "March" (Knights of the Old Republic) by Mark Griskey
15:14 - "The Passage of Time" (Battlestar Galactica) by Bear McCreary
17:00 - "Main Theme" (Alien) by Jerry Goldsmith
20:51 - "The Grace of Undomniel" (LOTR: Return of the King) by Howard Shore
30:00 - "Main Titles " (Blade Runner) by Vangelist
39:24 - "Main Theme" (The Force Unleashed) Jesse Harlin