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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
     

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Few contemporary film themes are as instantly recognizable as "Raiders March." Whimsical, regal, and heroic, placing it at the beginning of the soundtrack for the first Indiana Jones film in 19 years was a wise choice, as that familiar, galloping intro pumps nostalgia into the brain like a dislodged bee stinger, filling the listener with sepia-toned images of

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Few contemporary film themes are as instantly recognizable as "Raiders March." Whimsical, regal, and heroic, placing it at the beginning of the soundtrack for the first Indiana Jones film in 19 years was a wise choice, as that familiar, galloping intro pumps nostalgia into the brain like a dislodged bee stinger, filling the listener with sepia-toned images of fedoras, snakes, bullwhips, and awkward meals of "chilled monkey brains." Composer John Williams front-loads the score for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with some familiar motifs, revisiting the spooky woodwinds of "The Map Room" from Raiders of the Lost Ark on the foreboding "Spell of the Skull," and weaving in strains of the aforementioned "Raiders March" and "Marion's Theme" throughout the score's entirety. While familiarity reigns supreme, Williams occasionally disengages the autopilot, as evidenced by the mysterious three-note motif that accompanies any scene featuring the skull of the film's title and the jaunty and impossibly likable "The Adventures of Mutt," but he doesn't venture far from the dusty caves, South American ruins, and other exotic locales of previous adventures...and why should he? Does anybody actually remember any of the themes (besides the iconic opening credits) from the Star Wars prequels?

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Release Date:
05/20/2008
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0888072308251
catalogNumber:
30825

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
john williams did an amazing job, i cant w8 to see how amzing it looks in IMAX!!! I love Indiana Jones Indy Fan 101
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a great album and I highly recomend it to all Indiana jones fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having been a longtime indy fan, this is the best one in the series since raiders! John Williams is the best living composer for film, perhaps the best ever. I give both the score and movie 5 stars.
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