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    No Ticket, Stratco Outback!

    Anyone who, like myself, has been a fan of John Williams’ movie soundtracks ever since Star Wars was first released on LP in 1979/1980 will probably raise their eyebrows at the bold plagiarism which is to be found in the latest TV advertisement from the Australian firm Stratco Outback. Touted on YouTube as featuring “the famous sulpher crested cockatoo and a brand new Stratco Outback Gable”, the makers of this commercial forgot to mention its liberal copying of the cue “No Ticket” from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  Judge for yourself: the advertisement is embedded above and a sample of the original cue composed by John Williams in 1989 can be found on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZTTlqdTAc0.

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