Sunday, 17 May 2009

Theme Tune Week - The Last Day

Here we are, then, at the end of our seven day odyssey into the world of the theme tune. We've smiled in recognition, smiled in recognition some more and finally had a little smile at something we've recognised. Yes, it's been week chock full of much variety. So I guess you're wondering to yourselves, "Well, who has he picked for the grand finale?" (unless, of course, that you're wondering "Did I remember to set the Sky+ for Lost?" or "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" *)

I'll tell you then. It's...

John Williams

Yes, I was hardly going to let the week go by without this man getting a mention. He started out in TV, doing quite a few tunes for Irwin Allen shows such as this one:-

But it's his film themes that he's most famous for and it's these four in particular. Love them or loathe them (and if you loathe them, you might well be at the wrong blog), you can't deny that they are the very definition of iconic themes. So, without any further ado, here are the judge's final selection:-

That was the theme week that was and thus concludes our motif for the week. Next week, your normal service of random witterings with little or no coherence or cohesion will resume.

* The answer to that one being, of course, that a woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.


kapgaf said...

It was a good thing I gave up smoking then!

This guy does write good music.
Those two Jaws notes continue to strike fear in just about anyone who has ever seen the film (and even some that haven't).

And of course who didn't fall in love with Harrison Ford (Indie and Han).

You're surely too young to have seen any of these first time round but you now know somone who once touched Christopher Reeve at the Cannes Film Festival (yes, moi! in 1984).

This has been a fun week.

Pearl said...

I grew up playing these theme songs in band.

Toivoa ja Elämän said...

I was holding my breath as I scrolled down, growing ever more agitated, until finally I could sigh with relief. The Star Wars theme was on the list. (:
Of course, the others are great too. But nothing ever has or ever will compare to the sheer superiority of Star Wars ;D

That Baldy Fella said...

kapgaf - Glad you liked it! (And, yes, I am too young to have caught any of them first time round...wel, except Raiders, I was about 4, I think)

Pearl - Nice!

Toivoa - Ah, there was no way that Star Wars was going to be missed off. In fact, there was no way it wasn't going to be the grand finale. Star Wars beats all. Fact.

Toivoa ja Elämän said...

I think we can definitely agree on that one thing, at least! (: