Saturday, November 7, 2009

Saturday Music for the 8th Dimension

The ending credits sequence at the conclusion of THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8th DIMENSION was one of those type of ending credits sequences that made you not want to leave your seat and return to your mode of transportation to return home ... well, at least THE FUTURIST! did not want to leave. In the style of a Fellini film, the entire cast of characters that helped save the world emerge, one by one, to perform a triumphant march, of sorts, through some kind of viaduct. It provided an odd and cheerful curtain closing for the strange sci-fi Doc Savage serial inspired antics of the motion picture. And the ending music was full of 80s sound styling and quite playful.

Listen:


BUCKAROO BANZAI THEME
from the film
THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI
ACROSS THE 8th DIMENSION (1984)
music by Michael Boddicker

4 comments:

christian said...

I find the film a touch overrated but I love WD Richter and Lithgow is simply amazing. But the best part of the film has always been the end credits. Haven't seen it since 1984 but it's seared on my retina.

THE FUTURIST! said...

Agree on the "overrateness" of the film, christian. W.D. Richter is a marvel, however, and his LATE FOR DINNER is a film THE FUTURIST! longs for on DVD. By the way, your "sered on my retina" phrase regarding the end credits is an optically inspired way of expressing your opinion. THE FUTURIST! like!

Dara said...

The closing credits are great, definitely the best thing about the film. It's one of those films that promises so much, and then delivers on nothing. I have a soft spot for it, though I would never watch it again. It's a bit of a mess.

Mike said...

You are all wrong.