There are people pining for a return of Indy 500 intros that use Alan Silvestri’s theme music from the 1986 movie ‘Delta Force.’ My only question is why? That seems foolish in this century. Too many people look backward instead of looking forward. Leave those intros in the past and remember them fondly. Paul Page, like the Delta Force theme, had his moment. The place for “Delta Force’ is, in fact, in the past.
The Indy 500 intros of the past few years have been among the best ever, winning Emmy awards almost every year. The talent and creativity that has gone into those, including ‘All Roads Lead to Indy’ with Jeremy Irons narrating in 2007, ‘It is Time’ in 2006, ‘Racing’s Perfect Storm,’ ‘Speed City,’ Powers Booth’s narrative trip through the past last year, and this past year’s ‘keeper of the prize’ piece by a Canadian company was spine chilling. The only problem with some of them is that they are not possible to find on the Web. They have been pulled for copyright violations. That is a real pain in the behind.
We all enjoyed the Delta Force/Paul Page pieces of the early 90’s. Compared to what we have today, however, that stuff seems like cable access quality. Whenever anyone searches youtube to relive some of those moments there is always some idiot who uses the Delta Force theme over their own video images for current made up 500 intros. That seems pointless and stupid. Personally, I can hardly wait to see what the creative minds dream up for the 100th anniversary. Using ‘Delta Force’ for 2010 (or any future year) would almost be insulting. I know that was a period remembered fondly, but we’re not even in that century any more. Let us all move forward.