This is the first time your Musical Patriot has ever seen a review of a movie which said the "crucial component of [a] movie's design is undoubtedly" the movie's music. What a refreshing statement! While I love being a patriot, I am still very much a musical patriot. Music has such power and such beauty. The days' news has plenty of "power" of a certain kind. But beauty, not so much. It is very important, even critical, to remember the beauty of the world. It is a fine thing to see Variety recognizing the key role of music in a major film of our time.
John Williams' "Star Wars" Episode 7 Score