The films of Steven Spielberg feel inseparable from the music of John Williams. But for some cinephiles, Williams represents Spielberg’s most manipulative and sentimental instincts. Well, here’s your chance to see one of the most iconic moments in the two artists career without the famous score that makes the scene…
John Williams was recently presented with an honorary doctorate in music from Harvard University, and since they couldn’t sneak an entire orchestra onto the stage, one of the school’s most famous a cappella groups took it upon themselves to pay musical tribute to Hollywood’s most iconic composer.
In case 2016 couldn’t get any weirder, it turns out the man who created some of the most memorable moments in Star Wars through his epic compositions hasn’t bothered to watch any of them in action. That’s right, John Williams hasn’t seen Star Wars.
I’ve been listening to John Williams’ soundtrack for the old Superman film a lot, ever since I wrote this post about a mash-up video for Kal-El’s appearance on Supergirl season two. But I’ve been listening to it very differently.
Even the phone in your pocket is capable of playing cutting-edge games, so why would you go back to Simon, that simple four-button electronic memory game that was popular back in the ‘80s? Because there’s a new Vader-shaped Star Wars version that plays the Imperial March, that’s why.
Swiss Army Man opened in limited release last weekend and expands on Friday. And when that happens, we’re no longer going to refer to it as the “farting corpse movie.” It’s so much more than that. It’s a revelation, in a way, and one of the reasons is hinted at in this new clip.
Thursday night, the American Film Institute gave legendary film composer John Williams a lifetime achievement award. It’s a distinction that’s long over due when you start to think of Williams’ career. And his work isn’t over. At the event, news broke of two new and very obvious upcoming projects.
Given the resurgence in the popularity of records, Disney didn’t really have to do much to sell copies of The Force Awakens soundtrack now that it’s finally available on vinyl, months after the film’s release. But if you still need a reason to drop $50 on another copy, the records feature 3D holograms etched right…
Tuesday night in Los Angeles, Universal Studios Hollywood held a huge celebration for the opening of their new Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The highlight was John Williams himself, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in the shadow of Hogwarts—and you can watch it here.
Listening to composer John Williams discuss Star Wars music is always a treat. In this short featurette, he discusses his ideas behind the unique themes of both Rey and Kylo Ren, as well as the fine line between using his classic score from the original trilogy... and overusing it.
When you think “Star Wars” and music, you think of John Williams. That’s a given. And Williams wrote the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is out in just over two weeks. But he didn’t write all the music in the movie.
Alexandre Desplat has been named the composer of Rogue One, making the first stand-alone Star Wars movie the first to also be made without the help of John Williams. I feel pretty confident, however, that even if Williams doesn't personally work on the film, many of his iconic Star Wars themes will.
YouTube is full of videos of defunct and outdated computer hardware that's been hacked and turned into musical instruments. Everything from disk drives to dot-matrix printers has been given a symphonic second life, and despite being a relatively new technology, even 3D printers have now been taught to play Star Wars'…
Take out the triumphant score from John Williams, throw in a little foley work, and the throne room scene from A New Hope becomes a steaming pile of uncomfortable silence. This is way funnier than it has any right to be.
Well, because the only thing that makes him stop crying is the original Star Wars opening theme by John Williams. So unless you walk around screaming all day in misery until you too hear the Star Wars theme — which would be much less socially acceptable from an adult than an infant — then this baby has the edge.
Legendary film composer John Williams, the man behind the music for all six Star Wars films and master of the science fictional leitmotif, will return to score Star Wars: Episode VII! Here's what he has to say about his return to the Star Wars universe – including his thoughts on director J.J. Abrams.
In John Williams' Paraphernalia, Atari Withers seems to be living the eight-year-old dream. Wherever he goes, he's followed by his robot pal. But even though the robot cleans his rooms and fixes his toys, Atari resents his mechanical companion. As this short continues, however, we learn that Atari's relationship…
It's Star Wars day. May the 4th be with you, always, and all that. Nick McKaig, the man who awesomely sung The Simpsons' theme a capella and was later featured on a series episode, made this stunning rendition of John Williams' main theme.
Star Wars has given us many great musical inspirations, including John Williams' timeless score. But the weirdest tune from Star Wars might well be "Lapti Nek," the song that Lucasfilm tried to turn into a major dance pop hit.