Musings About Music In Film

What We're Thankful For: Day 5

Christmas is a time of giving and receiving, and maybe celebrating some dude’s birth, but it’s also about looking back over the last year and recognising what we should be thankful for. Today, we are thankful for… Return-to-OZ-2_article_story_largeRETURN TO OZ!


The film is regularly held up as a nightmare for kids, and while they're not wrong in some respects (electro-shock anyone?) it's an interesting film, with much of that down to David Shire's beautiful symphonic score. Mainly known for funky 70's crime scores like The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Shire's score is wondrous, with two central themes that are stone cold classics. It was reissued this year after many years out of print by Intrada Records, and it'd be a crime not to own this.

Read our review here.