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Guess the film from the review

Try and guess which film this is a review of (I’ve edited it to remove anything that may give away the answer)…

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John Williams and the modern movie soundtrack

Recently, the BBC showed a special 2-hours Proms programme, dedicated to the music of John Williamsi. It was a mixture of his most and less-known music, with some odd choices and omissions (Rey’s Theme and no Imperial March? No Home Alone or Jurassic Park?).

I love movie music but I find some of the older composers, such as Williams, a bit “samey” at times, albeit they know how to do a cracking tune. And then there’s the question of sexism…

  1. I would have embedded the video into this page but, although the BBC allows it, their videos are not SSL, which causes errors on this site – sorry, but the BBC need to gets its act together[]
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How The Running Man Predicted our Future

I watched The Running Man again only the other week and thought, at the time, how well, back in the 80’s, this had predicted certain things, particularly as it is set in 2017. Having come across this video from Vice about it, I can see I wasn’t alone…