24 August 2013

That's Entertainment

Watching Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade this evening.  No surprise that the music is by John Williams.  There's one scene when Indiana Jones and Dr Schneider are making an escape (trying, anyway) by boat in Venice.  Williams has scored many movies, and with admirable skill.  But this is a scene where . . . well, perhaps the backdoor fact is that he and the director didn't talk all that much about it, or whatever.  The music is nothing like the action.  Does not comment in any sensible way upon the action.

Possibly my perception of this musical offense would be less acute if I had not watched a Hitchcock film earlier today.

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