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Pixel Monkey
Star Wars: The Music Video
on May 20, 2005 at 7:40:22 pm

No, I'm not a spoiler. If ya haven't seen Episode 3 yet, it's OK to read on...

This is a stylistic question regarding music beds. I popped in the DVD of Episode 4 (1977) last night after I got back from seeing Ep3. There's a vast difference (thirty years of visual effects aside) when it comes to music. Specifically, when not to use it. In the newer 3 films, music is laced under nearly every frame of video. In the older 3 movies (1977, 1980, 1983), there are many moments... now that I look back... that I'm so glad were nat-sound only.

Then I got to thinking - there's some kind of music, long notes, low rumble, cymbal rides, or keyboard crap playing in nearly everything now, all the time. I hope the appreciation for listening to life without a soundtrack isn't fading. Somewhere, deep in the gray squiggles of my melon, I'm hoping that audiences are getting aggitated at being spoon-fed unnecessary orchestrations. Then again, nowadays you can program special ringtones for your dry cleaner's.

And I wonder why my ears ring when I get out to the mountains.

`(=)`/...Pixel Monkey

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