Ka-BOOM! Independence Day At The Movies!

July 3, 2021, 8:55 am

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Celebrate the holiday week-end with 4th of July movie classics!

Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips begins the festivities with Max Steiner’s brilliant score from Sergeant York (1941).  We’ll explore the world of gaming with Greg Broderick as our time-traveling guide with a trip to late 18th century America via Assassion’s Creed 3-Welcome to Boston.

And Maggie serves up an explosive triple-play with music Sherman Edwards, John Williams and David Arnold.

Oooooh…Aaaaaah…….Ka BOOM!

Playlist

Max Steiner: Overture from Sergeant York (1947) Nick Raine leading the City of Prague Philharmonic.

Lorne Balfe: Welcome to Boston, from the videogame Assassin’s Creed 3.

Sherman Edwards: a suite from the musical, 1776/Overture, Sit Down John, He Plays the Violin, Momma Look Sharp, Finale; from the original broadway cast recording.

John Williams: Born On The 4th of July suite performed by the composer and the Boston Pops Orchestra.

David Arnold: Independence Day/End credits, from the original motion picture soundtrack.

John Williams: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, excerpts performed by Jerry Junkin and the Dallas Wind Symphony.