Just a quickie this arvo. The weather turned sour about 3 ish and DrummerBoy returned with a kick ass sound system for his Playstation so not to be outdone, my subwoofer sounded decidedly under par. He was sent marching back to J & B Hi Fi to buy a big bastard that will make the roof tiles flap. Sadly, my amplifier isn't as big as his . . size does matter . . anyway, I hired some movies that might do the new sub woofer justice. I've only watched Jurassic Park III so far. I remember when the kidlets were in primary school and the first Jurassic Park movie came out . . I used to work 9-3 and we hit the movies at 4pm too many times to count to watch this ground breaking movie. Not for it's plot or acting but for the incredible graphics which then, were truly out of this world. A Brachiosaur with skin that moved when it walked. We're so used to this sort of digital animation now that we don't bat an eyelid but back then, it was incredible.
Prior to the DVD I watched this arvo were ads for digitally remastered Star Wars, ET etc. and I realised what a fantastic movie theme writer John Williams is. Not to be confused with the brilliant classical Australian guitarist of the same name . . He wrote the themes for Superman, Star Wars, ET, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jurassic Park, Hook, Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan . . and I'm sure a whole lot more. . . .could he be the Tchaikovsky of the 20th Century. Actually I think he's in a battle with Danny Elfmann, Tim Burton's favourite in Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse's Bride, Harry Potter, Good Will Hunting, Spiderman and Charlotte's Web to name a few.
Damn, they're playing The Prodigy and their sub-woofer is WAY louder than mine! Parental unit goes into mummy mode! NO ONE has a more powerful sub woofer than me and lives to tell the tale!
Then I think that music makes the movie ... it's subtle and unnoticed . . .subliminal are these the unnoticed composers of our times . . .Hell, I thought the theme to transformers was brilliant! Can you think of any others? (Am I the only person in the world who actually liked the soundtrack to Titanic?)