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Movie Critic Article: In The Year 7 B.CGI.

Initially, I was craving to listen to the music score for the movie Rocky.
The very first one (1976) which I had loved way before I saw the movie itself.
It was composed by Bill Conti*. Very enthusiastic. Even victorious. An achiever's tune.
Conti had the guts to put in some bars for the electric guitar in the
midst of an instrumental ensemble. Just like Ennio Morriconi years before in Sergio Leone's
Spaghetti Western movies (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly etc.)
As is usually the case on Youtube, my attention was highjacked by one Spielberg fan. A laurawhitehead is offering a clip of the John William's score for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom! Great music.
But because I was kind of greedy trying to find a better sound quality...for nothing, I got completely diverted by one hell of  a revelation on 'how they dunnit' or what happened behind the scene in the aforementioned Spielberg movie on a different page on Youtube with a different guy (a guy actually, not a Laura). Then I fell prey to another creative predator. After a couple hours I decided to return the generosity of my deviators.
So let us first listen to "Parade of the Slave Children" from the music score of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" by John William posted on Youtube by laurawhitehead:

In this video you have watched the time span from 2:18 to 2:51 is covered by the sequence of the the pilotless plane before and after it crashes. You see a nice shot of the mountains from inside the plane as it approaches and touches on the mountain tip. Indiana and company has to jump and the plane hits into the icy mountain headlong and
I would think they lost the plane!
Hundereds of thousands of dollars!
I mean did they not destroy the plane?
Well, the guy in the next video, himself a moviemaker, obtained what they did from a website (
In this next video Mr. Baumgartner shows us what Spielberg and crew did to realise this incident:

To have you thinking how computer generated imaging (CGI) which was introduced in Terminator 2 1991 i.e. 7 years after
the Temple of Doom was filmed, has made ideas less
physically demanding to achieve (I am not sure if it makes budgets less!). But physical effort is still a requirement if one wants his audience to see things his angle and it happens that he has a creative capacity as  vast as that of Spielberg.
Everything looked very much the same and went smooth but the plane was just a model of the one you saw flying.
Thanks and courtsey of John Baumgartner at his site Shot4Short.
Thanks to him for also providing the still for this important sequel of the Temple of Doom movie.
Here is the still from behind the scenes of a great work of adventure and amusement.

Amazing camera movement to simulate real
flying situations

There are many would-be cinema directors and scholars who would easily find out
goofs or mistakes that no one would expect from such great directors and filmmakers such as George Lucas, Stephen Spielberg or earlier directors such as what we discussed regarding Stanley Kubricks work, The Shining. Here is one filmmaler who calls his
website Cinemassacre. A place for very brilliant visual critique that not only reveals earlier influences on Spielberg but also point out either stark similarities or shots that were interchangeable with previous shots in earlier movies.
Stephen Spielberg, as one would expect from a master of artistic creation, acknowledges
influences on him by the earlier masters: Kurasawa, Stanley Kubrick and
Daved Lean the British director who made Lawrance of Arabia in the early sixties
of last century.
Enjoy whatever goofs Cinemassacre finds in the Indian Jones movies in this following video:

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

118 min - Action/Adventure/American superhero/Color/Dolby

Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw and Jonathan Ke Quan
Director: Steven Spielberg, Story by Goerge Lucas
Writers: Willard Huyck (screenplay), Gloria Katz (screenplay), 
and 1 more credit.
Editing: Michael Khan and George Lucas
Original music by: John Williams
Budget: $28,000,000 (estimated), Gross: $333,107,271 (Worldwide)

* "In 1976 Bill Conti was hired to compose the music for a small United Artists film
called Rocky. The film became a phenomenon, and Conti's training montage tune, "Gonna Fly Now" topped the
Billboard singles chart in 1977. He also composed music for the sequels Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982),Rocky V
(1990) and Rocky Balboa (2006)." wikipedia.

On Who is Indiana Jones:
The fictitious professor and archaeologist adventurer is described as an embodiment of the American sentiment
that the USA is on top of this world because it is a great nation that cannot be defeated.
Many Americans write about Indiana the invincible. The university prof by morning and adventurer by night!
"As I am typing this, Indiana Jones is more than likely out in the Aztec, fighting off generic enemies with spears. All by himself." writes Not Zane in Urban Dictionary.
Now I need to remember what movie was I looking for its music, initially?


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