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November 20, 2008

Star Wars / John Williams Salute

One of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time, and extremely simplistic; one vocalist, Corey Vidal, takes a number of John Williams scores, writes Star Wars-related lyrics to them, and sings them all in four-part harmony.

“Star Wars” – an a cappella tribute to John Williams

February 22, 2008

Indy Returns

The older I get, the less patience I have for watching the same thing over and over. That goes for tv shows with repetitive plots, and it goes for watching the same movie repeatedly. We tease my wife constantly about the fact that there are five or six “chick flicks” that she watches just about every time they’re on.

When I was younger, I had no problem with repeated viewings. One of my favorites was Raiders of the Lost Ark. I think I saw it 13 times or so, and this in the days before VCRs. (Yes, Virginia, there was a time before video tape) I got to the point where I could (and often did) recite the dialogue under my breath along with the actors. (Interestingly, I haven’t seen the movie in probably 20 years, don’t recall ever watching it on videotape, and don’t own a copy of any of the trilogy.)

So I was not a dispassionate viewer when the trailer for the new Indiana Jones movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was released on the internet. And let me say, it brought tears to my eyes. It started with images from the original three movies, and even did a nod to the beginning of Raiders, when you don’t see Indy’s face for the first few minutes. It looks really spectacular, and if, as rumored, this movie is intended to transition the lead role from Harrison Ford to Shia LaBeouf, looks like it could serve as the start of something really good. The film also features the return of Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood.

If you haven’t seen the trailer, you can check it out at Yahoo Movies.

The 300 Project: 15/38

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