Monday, May 9, 2011

1941 Movie Suite

1941 Suite
Music by John Williams

When this motion picture burst on the scene in 1979, John Williams was already well known for his Superman, Jaws, Star Wars and Indiana Jones scores. Naturally, the score for a comedy about an invasion of Hollywood, was not considered in the same class by most soundtrack lovers. That's too bad, because Mr. Williams borrowed from some of his previous scores, in a tongue-in-cheek way and also scored a fantastic main theme that is a stirring march (which he has said many times was his favorite). He even borrowed the brawl theme from the classic motion picture The Quiet Man, originally scored by Victor Young, which pushes this movie suite along at a fantastic pace. With a timing of  33:57, once you give this a listen, you'll really enjoy it.  -MJ



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