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Offline Charles Castle

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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #225 on: May 24, 2019, 12:47:30 PM »
Lost Highway did make it on the list, BTW.
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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #226 on: May 27, 2019, 02:10:17 AM »
15 Raiders of the Lost Ark

I had "Indiana Jones" on my own list at #3. So really this movie should've been in the 41st spot.

yup.  out of the 270 movies (439 counting repeats) I never put "raiders" and "indiana" together in my head.  woops.  to make it even worse I got a quickie 4-movie list from Iron Curtain including "raiders" at #4 putting it at 56 points tied with #15.  So without further ado:
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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #227 on: May 27, 2019, 02:18:45 AM »
#15 (tie)
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK


(56 points, 3 lists: #3 linszoid, #4 Iron Curtain, #15 CJones)

Raiders of the Lost Ark: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
John Williams, 1981
Polygram

1.   "The Raiders March" (a.k.a. "Indiana Jones Theme")
2.   "Flight from Peru"
3.   "The Basket Game"
4.   "The Map Room: Dawn"
5.   "The Well of the Souls"
6.   "Desert Chase"
7.   "Marion's Theme"
8.   "The Miracle of the Ark"
9.   "End Credits"

John Williams does it again, zombie-style, rising up from the grave of a dead LOC. Although that motherfucker was born in 1934 IMDB says he just finished “Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker “ and he’s about to do “Star Wars: Underworld” TV series so he’s not quite dead.  (I feel happeee!!  I feel happee!!)

Williams really pulls out the stops with this one.  Ominous.  Rousing.  Thrilling.  Haunting.  Even comedic:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/x8F623GSfNU" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/x8F623GSfNU</a>

My favorite would be the yearning “Marion’s Theme” but if it were only longer.  I like it when he slows down.

Here’s the rousing “Lord’s Vengeance” finale.  Check out the screeching shock horns when the heads explode…and then the lord’s vengeance as the Ark ascends the heavens, and then…silence…and then a touch of Marion’s theme.  Tasty:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/0APF3SO9tqE" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/0APF3SO9tqE</a>

I’d have a hard time rating this among all John Willams scores.  Not quite Star Wars or Superman but close.  Somewhere near Jaws maybe.  I was looking at his old stuff and ran across the Lost In Space TV show soundtrack from 1965.  Definitely John Williamsish!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/9D1gwMhvs0Y" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/9D1gwMhvs0Y</a>

The soundtrack was re-released in an expanded edition by DCC Compact Classics, Inc. in November 1995 on CD and LP, with thirty minutes of new and extended cues and a twenty-four page booklet. The LP had an extended "The Well of the Souls" sequence that was absent on the CD release.

22 track playlist:
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Trivia:

During the scene where Indiana threatens the Nazis with a Panzerfaust, you can clearly see a fly creeping into the mouth of Paul Freeman. Contrary to popular belief, he did not swallow it. Freeman explained in an interview years later that the fly flew off at about the instant he uttered the word "bad," but Steven Spielberg noticed it and decided it would be funny to cut out a few frames so the fly would not be seen flying away. This made it look as though Freeman ate it, and he found the edit highly amusing.



Actors considered for the role of Indiana Jones included Nick Nolte, Steve Martin (who chose to do Pennies from Heaven (1981) instead), Bill Murray (who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with Saturday Night Live (1975)), Chevy Chase, Tim Matheson, Nick Mancuso, Peter Coyote, Jack Nicholson, and Tom Selleck. Harrison Ford was cast less than three weeks before principal photography began.

The musical theme for the Ark of the Covenant is heard several times throughout the film. Each time, it either trails off, segues into a different theme, or modulates into a different key. Only at the climax of the film is the entire theme heard and resolved in its original key.