Monday, June 2, 2008
Music Monday - The Movie Themes of John Williams
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We went to see Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull yesterday.
I loved it, C liked it, and D hated it. Whatever.
My favorite parts? Seeing Karen Allen re-emerge as the oh-so-fabulous Marion Ravenwood and LOOK HER AGE. (That's fodder for another post in itself). And, in addition to Marion, there was the thrill of hearing "that" theme.
"That" theme that lets us know that Indy is about to crack his whip one more time. Or the theme that lets us know that Harry will battle Voldemort again, or that Luke and Leia will eventually rule victorious, or that we'd better not swim in "those" waters, or that ET can, indeed, phone home.
Yup, there's something about hearing each of those pieces and KNOWING that we're returning to beloved characters or favorite movies. Even if the current movie is sequel #92, at least when we hear that great John Williams theme, we have hope that we'll be transported to the greatness of the original.
I don't think I can "share" this medley, so I'm leaving you with this link.
So listen and transport yourselves to your favorite darkened theater, popcorn and drinks in hand.