PLOT SPOILER!!! Close Encounters of the Third Kind!!
I may return to it but I won't allow the movie cameras to follow me in and show the inside of the Mother Ship -- like they did in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind - The Special Edition." And ruined a great movie. :)
I like the original version of the movie -- just showing Richard Dreyfuss walking in to the ship.
No worries, WingedWonder. Ha! :) If you do happen to watch it, I highly recommend watching the original version, not the version touted as "The Special Edition." But I am unsure if the original version is still out there. I like the movie. It features one of John Williams' best original scores in my opinion. The title of this track is only a quasi-plot spoiler to the movie. But listening to the soundtrack over time, this is the track that I always remember the strongest. I swear it was called "The Abduction of Barry," but everything I saw in youtube was called "Barry's Kidnapping." "Abduction" sounds more poetic to me, somehow.
If you get about six minutes sometime, maybe give this a listen. I listened to it again just now and this particular music sounds like that of one of my favorite composers, Krzysztof Penderecki. :)
oh - - if I'm thinking correctly, Williams was up for an Oscar for Best Original Score to a Film that year for "Close Encounters" but he lost to himself. He was also nominated that same year for "Star Wars" and he won for "Star Wars." I still believe his music for "Close Encounters" is better than his music for "Star Wars." But they're both very different types of movies -- how does one pick a winner? (I've thought that a lot about awards shows.)
This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at January 9, 2017 12:00 PM MST
I love John William's works too, but If I were pressed to name a favorite, I would have to choose the Superman Theme, hands down. I just love it. It always makes me so happy and when I stand in front of the mirror wearing tights and a cape it really helps set the mood to have it playing. LOL! Of course the man can truly do no wrong with any of his compositions.
In front of a mirror in tights and a cape! Exactly what mood are you creating? Ha! :) But who am I to talk - - when you wrote, "Of course, the man can truly do no wrong . . . " I thought at first you were talking about handsome Christopher Reeve. Ha!
That was fun to listen to as I was typing.
I have another friend. He's a Williams' fan and he has always has said that he finds Williams' entire score to "Superman" as his best. :)
Just for fun I'm going to post another Williams favorite of mine -- the opening theme to "Catch Me If You Can" that plays over some of the best opening credits ever. Williams' music here is small and quiet -- he's so equated with big and heroic most of the time (to me).
I'm talking again too much and completely off-topic of your question. :)
This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at January 9, 2017 1:39 PM MST
I've only seen this movie once, so I enjoyed listening to the music you posted. Thanks! My favorite actress Veronica Cartwright is in that movie -- and, of course, I think she's the best part of the movie and I think she steals the movie from the huge-big-name stars. A small role as I remember -- a minister's wife. And she has a gut-renching, throwing-up-cherries scene. :)