How Many Times the Theme? II
Previously my boys and I counted how many times the themes appeared in the first act of the first Harry Potter film.
Yesterday, we did the same thing for Jurassic Park, but this time, we did it on a micro-scale: we counted how many times the main theme comes in during the helicopter’s flight over the island.
In the few minutes it takes for them to fly over the island, buckle their seat belts and descend, we hear the theme a total of…
…wait for it…
It starts off with the theme in full. Then comes the B section and then we get the theme again, five times separated by little interjections to follow the action and lead to the returns of the theme.
Five times in a few minutes.
This is how the professionals do it, folks. This is how the master of themes, John Williams does it. Pay attention.