What do Romeo & Juliet have in common with an egg on a lawnmower...?
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 4:10:34 PM
I believe Craig Armstrong may have knowingly worked the theme tune for the Great Egg Race (nerdy science-based British TV game show from the late seventies / early eighties) into the (supposedly) romantic balcony scene of the nineties film version of Romeo and Juliet!
I was just listening to my Craig Armstrong CD here at work - and once again struck by the similarity between the swooping strings at the climax of the balcony scene music and the resonant piano chords at the end of the old TV theme.
So I found the theme music online and had a listen.
Now I could be wrong, but it seems to me that Mr. Armstrong may have been playing some kind of joke! A quick search shows I'm the only one that thinks this, though.
Perhaps I'll try putting clips on here some time (but I seem to be too lazy/busy to do any blogging these days, so don't count on it).