Saturday, April 23, 2011

Theme Songs

I was watching The Office and Modern Family tonight and I noticed how short the opening theme music was. The Office used to have a longer theme but now its about twenty seconds, Modern Family always begins with a cold opening and then a theme of about ten seconds. It made me think wistfully back to the days when theme music was about a minute long:

but could be much longer...each episode of The Prisoner began with a THREE minute opening title:

and of course music in the 70's was, well, very 1970's:

this was a seventies show I loved set in the crazy future times of 1980: (Nick Drake's sister is one of the girls in the purple wigs)

my all time favourite might be this:

or this: