Friday, May 12, 2017

3m1 Back To The Future (Main Theme)

We're ecstatic to begin our third film subject - Back To The Future. Today we devote our entire episode to Alan Silvestri's timeless and ever-powerful main theme. We examine what makes this piece of music uniquely fitted to the premise, pace and spirit of this now classic film. Silvestri is a true master of scorecraft and his work on BTTF is a Hollywood adventure itself - a young composer turning an incredible challenge into genuine breakout success. Stunningly only his second large-scale orchestral film work, his score continues to stand alongside the very best in adventure movie music.
Time circuits on - where we're going, we don't need roads...

Back To The Future - Alan Silvestri - 1985 - Universal Pictures (Robert Zemeckis, dir,)
-Back To The Future (End Credits)

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  1. This is one of the movies that got into soundtracks - specially hearing this theme coming out of the drive-in speakers at the end (even though the projectionist refused to show the credits, at least the sound remained).

  2. What a wonderful story - you can just picture the brass blaring out of those dusty speakers (and what a great movie to watch in your car :)

  3. We listened to this over breakfast. Al said to tell you... He's loving this!! Thanks so much for such a beautiful piece of understanding. Xo. Sandra

    1. Sandra thanks so much for sharing - that makes our year! Send our love to Al, he is a true inspiration for us both :) If ever convenient, we'd be only too delighted to have him on the show sometime. Have a wonderful weekend!

    2. He's going to drop you an email.



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