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16 July 1999 3:33 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The mega-hyped Phantom Menace is finally here - and it's a star bore says Peter Bradshaw

Here's how massive Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is. This week, the main film running against it is a new print of Carol Reed's The Third Man. And, for its opening night in London, the word is that a zither player will perform live, twanging away as the audience files in. But the poor guy's instructions are that he has to play... John Williams's theme from Star Wars.

Ah, the John Williams theme from Star Wars! What a substantial muzak-ed aggregate of our adult lives has been played out in lifts and supermarkets to that inspired air with its exclamatory dotted rhythm - a melody as bold and genially vainglorious as anything by Aaron Copland. How American it is, how unashamedly forthright, and how far it has infiltrated our cultural »

- Guardian Staff

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