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    No More Theme Songs

    This is not even close to being comics-related, but it’s still interesting.

    This article by the AP suggests that TV theme songs are going the way of Speakeasy.
    Back in the day, even into the `90s, shows usually had a “main title,” a 40-to-60 second opening montage that introduced the cast and was often set to music written by a composer, said Jon Burlingame, author of “TV’s Biggest Hits,” a history of themes. Songs summed up what a show was all about, whether spinning the tale of how a group of wacky castaways ended up on “Gilligan’s Island,” telling how a spunky single career woman was “going to make it after all,” or describing why six touchy-feely Manhattan singles were there for each other.

    But now many sitcoms and one-hour dramas are dropping that device. They dive straight into the action, sometimes flashing the show’s title or logo at various points throughout an episode.

    Posted by Tim Leong on October 23rd, 2006 filed in Blog |

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