With the release of the 'Justice League' film, I thought I would go with a superhero theme for this week's Movie Music Monday track. So I've chosen the iconic Superman Main Theme by John Williams. It's a classic movie theme and instantly recognisable.
The music for the original Superman film was composed and conducted by John Williams and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. John Williams is a classic movie theme composer and I'm sure we'll be seeing some more of his tracks in the Movie Music Monday playlist in the future.
For many the 1970's and 1980's Superman films were classics and the theme music brings back those memories of running around the school playground with your coat buttoned around your neck to create a makeshift cape humming the theme tune. Check it out below.
Apart from biographies I haven’t read many books in my free time. I read journals, cases and legal updates every day, so my enthusiasm for further reading has been somewhat lacking. Then Ready Player One came along and WOW!
I was feeling an 80's vibe for this week's Movie Music Monday, so I've chosen Huey Lewis and the News with Power of Love. The track comes from the classic 80's film Back to the Future starring Michael J Fox.
The Power of Love was released in 1985; the music video shows the band playing in a nightclub with Dr. Emmett Brown showing up in his DeLorean, apparently after time-travelling, and a couple stealing it for a joy ride. The song is iconic and transports you back to the 80's. Check it out here:
Well it’s been a busy week, starting with a trip to London and ending with T’s 3rd birthday party all with plenty of PJ Masks fun in between.
If you’ve haven’t heard of PJ Masks they go into the night, so they can save the day. The PJ Masks are made up of Gekko, Catboy and Owlette and each night they save day in their PJ’s. Your little ones can watch episodes on Disney Junior or Tiny Pop and now on DVD.
On Tuesday, we were invited to a PJ Masks Half Term Halloween party at the Picturehouse Central, Piccadilly, London. We caught the tube in to London and the boys were very excited; L was dressed in blue like Catboy and T was dressed in green like Gekko.
It was a fantastic event with lots of PJ Masks activities. L enjoyed boogieing along to the PJ Masks theme with diddi dance for the PJ Masks Super Dance Party (https://www.diddidance.com/pj-masks-super-dance-party/). diddi dance is holding PJ Masks Super Dance Parties in their classes from Monday 30th October to Sunday 5th November to raise funds for the Youth Sport Trust.
After the diddi dance there was a fantastic surprise; Gekko, Catboy and Owlette arrived and spent some time with all the children at the party. Both L and T were excited, but T was thrilled to meet Gekko and gave him lots of high-fives.
There was also lots of other activities including face painting, colouring and the new PJ Masks Headquarters Playset and other toys to play with.
The event culminated in a screening of 2 episodes of PJ Masks and a sneak peak of PJ Masks series 2 including some new heroes and villains. Both T and L enjoyed watching PJ Masks on the big screen and T was singing along to theme tune in his loudest voice. The boys were lucky to get a fantastic goodie bag at the end of the event filled with lots of amazing PJ Masks treats. It included a jigsaw, magazine and the new PJ Masks DVD ‘Time to be a Hero’ plus many more toys and items.
Finally, the week culminated in T’s 3rd birthday party with all his friends. He wore his Gekko outfit which he got for his birthday and had his face painted again. He had a Gekko mask painted on, so he didn’t have to keep his actual mask on. He had a PJ Masks cake and received lots of PJ Masks presents, it’s a good job he loves PJ Masks
If you want to grab the PJ Masks DVD it’s out now and you can get it from Amazon.
This week's Movie Music Monday track is Clubbed to Death from The Matrix. It's hard to believe that the Matrix is nearly 20 years old. Clubbed to Death is a 1995 instrumental composition by Rob Dougan. It appeared in the 1997 film Clubbed to Death and was then included in the 1999 release of The Matrix.
I enjoy the mix of classical and dance music. It has a great build and bass at the start. In the film the track accompanies a scene between Morpheus and Neo as they discuss people still being stuck in the Matrix culminating in the 'girl in the red dress'. Check out the track here:
If you have any favourite movie themes or songs you would like to share then let me know in the comments.