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The New York Times placed the film on its Best 1000 Movies Ever record. The soundtrack was released as a vinyl album in 1978, after which as a CD in 1998. In the late 2000s, the very first music on the soundtrack, the “Faber College Theme”, came to prominence due to its purported resemblance to the Bosnian national anthem. LabelMCAProducerKenny VanceThe soundtrack is a mixture of rock and roll and rhythm and blues with the original score created by movie composer Elmer Bernstein, who had been a Landis household friend since John Landis was a toddler. Bernstein was easily persuaded to score the film, but was unsure what to make of it. Similar to his preferring dramatic actors for the comedy, Landis asked Bernstein to score it as if it had been serious. He adapted the “Faber College Theme” from the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms, and said that the film opened yet another door in his diverse profession, to scoring comedies.
Jim Belushi was asked to play the role of Blotto, however declined. In 2001, the Library of Congress deemed the film to be “culturally, traditionally, or aesthetically significant” and selected it as considered one of 25 movies preserved in the National Film Registry that year.
A second try at a sequel was made in 1982 with producer Matty Simmons co-authoring a script which noticed some of the Deltas returning to Faber College 5 years after the events of the film. The … Read More