Dramatic Vocalise Database

Schifrin, Lalo (b. 1932)

THX 1138 (1971)

The music for the opening credits of THX 1138 (1971), written by Lalo Schifrin (b. 1932) foreshadows events yet to come. This movie, the first feature-length film directed by George Lucas, was a more developed version of his student film Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, which he made in 1967 while attending the film school at the University of Southern California. Set in the twenty-fifth century, this Orwellian tale centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society. Although dramatic vocalization only occurs during the opening credits, its somber, almost lamenting nature provides a perfect complement to the movie, instantly transporting the viewer into some other world not like our own.

(Nauman 2009, 253)



Opening Credits