For those who know me, my love for John Carpenter's work is no secret. For those who are just getting to know me, well, what else can I say? I'm a huge fan of Carpenter, and many of his films would surely rank among my favorites. One of the most impressive aspects of Carpenter's legacy is his ability to score a picture, and most of his classics come with a classic theme attached. That is certainly true of one of his finest films, the timeless Halloween, and that theme is a true masterpiece.
So, I'm sitting upstairs, perched behind the computer. I'm writing, but you already knew that. The blinds are open and I have a wonderful view of a meadow where horses roam. It's a nice day, and to be completely honest there isn't much more that a writer could ask for. I have my iTunes on, as always, and I have it set to shuffle. All is well. For whatever reason, iTunes seems to have a thing for funk today, and that's fine by me.
Then iTunes throws a swerve my way. That's right: Halloween hits. Suddenly, I can't help but look out the window to see if Michael is crossing the meadow. And I realize that I'm making a serious Dr. Loomis face that would make Donald Pleasance proud. You could have shot that scene and printed it for the next Halloween picture. Seriously.
I find it amusing that a piece of music is so potent that it could transform a beautiful view of a nice day into a tense portrait of unseen menace. Yeah, a tense portrait of unseen menace. That's positively absurd, but I'm pretty sure that John Saul would use it.
Anyhow, sharing is caring, or so they say.