Saturday, May 31, 2014


A few days ago a friend of mine visited and we talked a bit about famed film composer John Williams.

As my buddy is a Star Wars fan it was most natural that we discussed Williams' work for that franchise's fabulous 'prequel' films.

We shifted to the composer's "epic" themes: Star Wars, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and on. I told him my favourite is none of the above but one from the beginning of Williams' own 'epic' era: The Towering Inferno

Not only is the theme music itself driving and exciting, a presage of action and adventure to come, but the accompanying opening title visuals are brilliant in their simplicity; an aerial tracking shot of a helicopter racing along the northern California coast.

Enough of me. The musical evidence from Youtube...

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