John Williams at 80
Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:02 PM
For most on the forum he is synonymous with the films we grew up with, scoring many of our all time favourites along the way, and being a large reason why certain scenes have taken on iconic status. His collaboration with Spielberg is obviously one of the best relationships in Hollywood but he has worked with some of the best directors of the past 40 odd years.
Empire have a nice 80 reasons why John Williams is the man feature which is worth exploring for fans and non-fans alike.
I won't list loads here just so others can post their favourites but I will single out two:
Even his music sounded great slowed down by 1000%
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So what score is your favourite?
Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:12 PM
A few faves:
Edit: ^^^^ two minutes in this piece turns into pure frickin' magic.
Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:17 PM
And Anakin's Betrayal is a high point of the prequels.
Otherwise, the aforementioned Jurassic Park theme is about as stirring as a piece of film music can get, and the Indy theme might just be one of the finest pieces of music ever composed. Don't believe it? Stick it on tomorrow morning and feel its empowering awesomocity carry you through the day. Seriously, if a nation had that as their national anthem they would win at everything. John Williams is an absolute genius and should pretty much have a key to the planet.
Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:43 PM
The piece of music that tricked us all into believing the Phantom Menace was going to be good.
Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:02 PM
Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:58 PM
But the winner is the Superman theme which is perhaps my favourite piece of music of all time. And the Indy theme isnt far behind either.
Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:58 AM
Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:52 AM
Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:20 PM
Also Land of the Giants, listening to that there's really nobody else it could be!
I always loved the Amazing Stories intro too:
Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:33 AM
Blows me away everytime!
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