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Thursday, May 26, 2005

I realize this may not be a popular opinion, but John Williams' music is rather boring.

Don't get me wrong, I still get chills when I hear "Imperial Death March", and "Duel of the Fates" was very good, but if you've heard one of his soundtracks, you've basically heard them all. If you have to own just one, get "Empire Strikes Back".

1 comment:

Dave Maes said...

John Williams is good for one good piece (sometimes great piece) of music in each movie he does. That's it, as Mr. Tony would say, that's the list.

There needs to be a Williams compilation released (if there isn't one already) with the following...

"Star Wars Main Title Theme"
"Cantina Band" (A New Hope)
"The Imperial March" (TESB)
"Duel of the Fates" (TPM)
"Across The Stars" (AOTC)
"Battle of the Heroes" (ROTS)
"Main Theme" (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back To The Future, Jurassic Park, Superman, E.T.)
"Shark Attack" (Jaws)

And I'm sure there's a few others. For the life of me, though, I can't think of any good music from "Return of the Jedi" - and they tried two different versions of "Ewok Celebration" yet!

- Dave
Not symphonic