Saturday, May 23, 2009

Book Excerpt of the Day

"The Satan Bug is an earthbound germ warfare thriller with a score by Jerry Goldsmith, who clearly drew inspiration from the title for his diabolically angular theme music featuring spidery staccato percussion. The Satan Bug sounds a bit like a rehearsal for Planet of the Apes, which is one of Goldsmith's best sci-fi scores. Bug shares with Apes a penchant for exotic melodic motifs, which are – yet again – reminiscent of the ultimate sci-fi soundtrack classical reference: Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring.'"

– from Chapter 5: Sci-Fidelity and the Superhero Spectrum of Kristopher Spencer’s Film and Television Scores, 1950-1979

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