Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Impact Of Superhero Themes

By which this author means theme music for superhero movies.  If you're interested in this general subject, it's a very good read, and listen as well.  My major reflection, upon reading this, is the reminder of how music operates like a time machine.  Every time I hear the theme from the 1979 "Superman" film with Christopher Reeve, it slices 36 years off my life in the best possible way. Forget about "Man of Steel" and mopey Henry Cavill.  If you want to see "Superman" done right, and American pop culture at its very best, go back to the original.  And see if it doesn't stick with you a lot longer than MOS.  It's just that good.

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