Saturday, July 21, 2007

July 21st. The magic ends.

Today marks the occasion of the departure of a magician. A fellow who took us on a fantastic ride for years. One who will be, and is, missed by many who know the real thing when they see it.

Today is also, I understand, the day the last Harry Potter book goes on sale (assuming that it is the last one, like when The Sopranos was supposed to end a few years before it actually did), but it's the third anniversary of the passing of a real magician; Jerry Goldsmith.

A tribute video for Rudy, containing his wonderful music from said film:

His down-home theme from The Waltons (though he always preferred the theme he wrote for the TV movie that spawned it, The Homecoming: A Christmas Story):

A scene from The Challenge:

From Supergirl, one of many, many lousy movies that benefitted from his work:

Jerry winning his only Oscar, for The Omen:

And to finish: