So, the music geek in me just noticed that the first phrase of the "All Things Considered" theme from NPR (8 notes long) is exactly the same as the first SIX notes of the "Montage" theme in "Jaws." Those of you keeping track at home: put in your "Jaws" DVD and cue it up to 53:22. You'll hear it right at that spot, and for the next several minutes. I actually went to iTunes and listened to track 7 of the "Jaws: Collector's Edition" soundtrack, and y'know what? The entire damn "ATC" theme is right there! Listen to the 30-second clip on iTunes…the "ATC" theme comes in at 14 seconds, in the low strings. Hmmm…who ripped off whom?
1971: Don Voegeli composes "ATC" theme
1975: John Williams composes "Jaws"
YOU figure it out! Either way, I claim "tacky!"