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April 30, 2012 10:56 AM
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ET flying bycicle scene is rated top memorable scene in poll - The Daily Record

ET flying bycicle scene is rated top memorable scene in poll - The Daily Record | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

ELLIOTT’S cycle flight with ET is the most memorable scene in 100 years of movies made by Universal, according to a poll of film fans.
They ranked the moonlit clip from 1982 flick ET: The Extra Terrestrial – set to John Williams’s memorable score – as their favourite.

 

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/showbiz/television-news/2012/04/30/no-headline-86908-23842805/

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March 27, 2012 4:22 PM
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HOOK Limited Edition Soundtrack ( 2 CD set) by John Williams Available from LaLaLand Records

HOOK Limited Edition Soundtrack ( 2 CD set) by John Williams Available from LaLaLand Records | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

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La-La Land Records, Sony Pictures and Sony Music presents the world premiere release of the first official remastered and expanded edition of renowned composer John Williams's (JAWS, STAR WARS, SCHINDLER'S LIST) original score to the 1991 Tri-Star Pictures' adventure/fantasy epic HOOK, directed by Steven Spielberg. Long considered one of the maestro's best scores in collaboration with Mr. Spielberg, this masterwork is finally presented here in a worthy 2-CD release that contains more than 140 mins of music, including bonus alternate and unused cues, greatly expanding the score's original 1991 album assembly with more than 65 minutes of music previously unreleased in any official format. Produced by Didier C. Deutsch and Mark G. Wilder, mastered by Mark G. Wilder and Maria Triana and supervised and approved by John Williams, this expanded reissue features amazing art design by Jim Titus and exclusive, in-depth liners from film music writer Daniel Schweiger. It's an amazing soundtrack experience that will have you never wanting to grow up!

This album assembly was supervised by John Williams and the completed project approved by both John Williams and Steven Spielberg.

 

http://lalalandrecords.com/Hook.html

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March 8, 2012 2:54 PM
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The Rite of Spring, 1921-2010

The famous "augurs chords" as interpreted by the composer and 36 others from the earliest piano roll "recording" (1921) to Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra in 2010. An essay in tempo, rhythm, horn playing, sound recording technology, orchestral balance, and the normalization through routine of one of the most shocking moments of European art music. In honor of the anniversary of Stravinsky's most famous ballet, much of which he sketched out exactly 100 years ago, in the spring of 1912.

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February 23, 2012 3:29 PM
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[Video] The "War Horse" Score Does NOT Deserve An Oscar - Conan O'Brien

[Video] The "War Horse" Score Does NOT Deserve An Oscar - Conan O'Brien | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

The "War Horse" score isn't remarkable, but it is incredibly catchy. Conan O'Brien talks about War Horse being nominated for Best Score.

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February 21, 2012 4:27 PM
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JOHN WILLIAMS’ 80th BIRTHDAY SPECIAL – PART II | The Cinematic Sound Radio Show | The Home For Film, TV and Video Game Music Radio Since 1996

JOHN WILLIAMS’ 80th BIRTHDAY SPECIAL – PART II | The Cinematic Sound Radio Show | The Home For Film, TV and Video Game Music Radio Since 1996 | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In part two of Cinematic Sound’s five-part radio series celebrating John Williams’ 80th birthday we will be presenting music spanning the years 1971-1975. You will hear music from such films as JANE EYRE, THE COWBOYS, IMAGES, THE MAN WHO LOVED CAT DANCING, THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS. THE EIGER SANCTION and more. Plus, we will be spinning a rare recording of “The Disaster Movie Suite” from an album called A CONCERT OF FILM MUSIC featuring the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Henry Mancini released in 1976. The suite contains selection from three scores – EARTHQUAKE, THE TOWERING INFERNO and JAWS.

 

http://www.cinematicsound.net/?p=1898

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February 8, 2012 8:58 PM
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Happy 80th Birthday, John Williams! from The Fans

The number of those who love film music today because of the work of composer John Williams can hardly be counted. Long before video streaming, discs, or tapes, you, John Williams, helped us relive our favorite scenes, be our favorite characters and most of all scored all of our original dreams...

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February 7, 2012 1:47 PM
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80 Reasons Why John Williams Is The Man | Features | Empire

80 Reasons Why John Williams Is The Man | Features | Empire | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
February 8 is John Williams’ eightieth birthday. Williams is indisputably the world’s best-known movie composer, creating cinema’s most memorable themes, imaginative scoring and telling collaborations (his next film with Steven Spielberg, Lincoln, will be their 26th together). The stats speak for themselves: over 140 composing credits, 5 Academy Awards, 3 Emmys. His recent Oscar nods for The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn and War Horse bring his nominations tally up to 47, the most of any living person (and second only to Walt Disney). Yet his significance goes way beyond cold facts and figures: for any movie fan over the past 40 years, he has literally created the soundtracks of our lives and as we have grown up, his music has grown up with us. If he had just given us Star Wars then his place in the pantheon would be assured but factor in Jaws, Superman The Movie, Indiana Jones, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter and his impact on pop culture is incalculable.

 

To celebrate his auspicious anniversary, we have gathered together in no particular order 80 of his greatest cues to showcase the dizzying scope and seemingly unfathomable depths of his genius. You would need 800 tracks (and counting) to do full justice to his talent so please leave your glaring omissions, favourite Williams tunes and birthday salutations below.

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January 27, 2012 7:43 PM
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Film Score Friday: ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ by John Williams « The Flickcast

Film Score Friday: ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ by John Williams « The Flickcast | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Last month we spent time reviewing the Golden Globe nominated film scores, at the time I had only listened to one of them going in so it was a nice way to start (Film Score Friday: 'The Adventures of Tintin' by John Williams
Rory Hopke's curator insight, December 10, 2013 8:32 PM

I agree with the reviewer, John Williams is very much still in the game and this score really shows it

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January 25, 2012 11:25 PM
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John Williams becomes most nominated composer in Oscar history

John Williams becomes most nominated composer in Oscar history | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

84th Annual Academy Award Nominations Announced

BEVERLY HILLS, California--Film music history was made as John Williams surpassed Alfred Newman's all-time music-nominations record when the 84th annual Oscar nominations were announced today by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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January 8, 2012 1:00 PM
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John Williams conducts orchestra at Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter

On June 16, 2010, Academy Award-winning composer/conductor John Williams conducted the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in front of Hogwarts Castle at a specia...
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January 3, 2012 1:32 PM
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SoundWorks Collection: The Sound and Music of War Horse

From director Steven Spielberg comes “War Horse,” an epic adventure for audiences of all ages.

In the exclusive SoundWorks Collection video we talk with Sound Designer and Re-recording Mixer Gary Rydstrom and Composer John Williams.

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November 18, 2011 9:01 AM
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Obviously: John Williams Will Score Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Plus A Stable Load Of 'War Horse' Images | Filmmakers, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews | indieWIRE

Obviously: John Williams Will Score Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Plus A Stable Load Of 'War Horse' Images | Filmmakers, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews | indieWIRE | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

While he may have dabbled in a number of genres, told a variety of stories, and balanced big blockbusters with thoughtful dramas, the one constant in the career of Steven Spielberg (Daddy-issue themes aside) has been John Williams. The composer has worked on 25 of the director's films (that includes the upcoming "War Horse" and "The Adventures Of Tintin"), only missing out on "Duel" and "The Color Purple" over their decades-long collaboration. So no shocker here, but Variety confirms that Williams will once again pair up with Spielberg to tackle the score for his dream project "Lincoln."

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November 10, 2011 11:02 AM
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AFI's Master Class - The Art of Collaboration w/ Steven Spielberg and John Williams

AFI's Master Class - The Art of Collaboration w/ Steven Spielberg and John Williams | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

TCM Presents: AFI's Master Class - The Art of Collaboration will launch Tuesday, Nov. 15, with an in-depth, one-hour special focusing on the 40-year collaboration between filmmaker Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams. Upcoming specials in the series will be announced later.

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April 3, 2012 3:37 PM
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Composer John Williams to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park with Newly Composed “Fanfare for Fenway” - Migrate Music News

Composer John Williams to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park with Newly Composed “Fanfare for Fenway” - Migrate Music News | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park, legendary composer and conductor John Williams has composed “Fanfare for Fenway,” the maestro’s special tribute to America’s Most Beloved Ballpark during its centennial.

 

The piece, just over three minutes long, was recorded Saturday, March 24, at Boston’s Symphony Hall, and performed by musicians from the Boston Pops Orchestra with Williams conducting.

 

http://migratemusicnews.com/2012/03/25/composer-john-williams-to-celebrate-100th-anniversary-of-fenway-park-with-newly-composed-fanfare-for-fenway/

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March 20, 2012 6:29 PM
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HOOK 2CD Set Includes ‘Over 65 minutes of Music Previously Unreleased’ « JOHN WILLIAMS Fan Network – JWFAN

HOOK 2CD Set Includes ‘Over 65 minutes of Music Previously Unreleased’ « JOHN WILLIAMS Fan Network – JWFAN | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

At long last...and Expanded Hook Release!

 

La-La Land Records and Sony Music presents the world premiere release of the official remastered and expanded edition of renowned composer John Williams’s original score to the 1991 Tri-Star Pictures adventure/fantasy Steven Spielberg-directed epic, HOOK! Long considered one of the maestro’s best scores in collaboration with Mr. Spielberg, this masterwork is finally presented here in a worthy 2-CD release that contains more than 140 mins of music, including alternate and unused cues, greatly expanding the score’s original 1991 album assembly with more than 65 minutes of music previously unreleased. Amazing art design by Jim Titus and great, in-depth liners from film music writer Daniel Schweiger round out this amazing soundtrack experience that will have you never wanting to grow up!

 

http://www.jwfan.com/?p=2580

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February 23, 2012 4:37 PM
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JOHN WILLIAMS’ 80th BIRTHDAY SPECIAL – PART IV | The Cinematic Sound Radio Show | The Home For Film, TV and Video Game Music Radio Since 1996

JOHN WILLIAMS’ 80th BIRTHDAY SPECIAL – PART IV | The Cinematic Sound Radio Show | The Home For Film, TV and Video Game Music Radio Since 1996 | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In part four of Cinematic Sound’s five-part radio series celebrating John Williams’ 80th birthday we will be looking back the years spanning 1985-1996. You will hear music from such films as SPACECAMP, THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, EMPIRE OF THE SUN, BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, STANLEY AND IRIS, HOOK, FAR AND AWAY, SCHINDLER’S LIST, SLEEPERS and many more. 

 

http://www.cinematicsound.net/?p=1933

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February 22, 2012 11:23 AM
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John Williams at 80 - More Than a Movie Composer? | Aphorisms

John Williams at 80 - More Than a Movie Composer? | Aphorisms | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

As John Williams turns eighty, my thoughts and reactions pertaining to this famed musician splay in more than the one direction pointed at his movie music. To explain:
When I think of the famed composers who wrote for the movies, I think of the likes of Max Steiner, or Franz Waxman, or Miklos Rosza, or Herbert Stothart, and others who were connected with such screen classics as "Gone With The Wind," "How Green Was My Valley," "Mrs. Miniver," "Casablanca," etc., etc., etc.


In the case of these famous composers, I was able virtually every time to identify the composer before his name appeared on the Credits list at the beginning of each movie. For the most part, the generic nature of their music was clearly available to me - and I hasten to point out that the word 'generic' is not in a negative light; actually, their particular styles led to the enhancement of their careers.

 

http://brillantenontroppo.blogspot.com/2012/02/john-williams-at-80-more-than-movie.html

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February 10, 2012 11:21 AM
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[KUHA-FM Classical] Music From The Movies - Happy Birthday Johnny!

[KUHA-FM Classical] Music From The Movies - Happy Birthday Johnny! | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Happy Birthday Johnny!...This weekend we'll begin a two part series on the music of John Williams, leading up to his 80th Birthday on February 8th. Johnny, as he was called in the early years, was an accomplished jazz pianist and session musician.
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February 8, 2012 8:28 AM
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[NPR] In Honor of John Williams' 80th Birthday - John Williams and the Music of Star Wars

In honor of John Williams’ birthday: John Williams and the Music of Star Wars (from the NPR archives)

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January 30, 2012 1:06 PM
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A Tribute to John Williams An 80th Birthday Celebration: John Williams Coming Feb. 28

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A Tribute to John Williams An 80th Birthday Celebration

 

In honor of the 80th Birthday of one of America's most distinctive and beloved musical voices, Sony Classical is proud to announce the release of John Williams A Celebration! An 80th Birthday Tribute. With instantly recognizable themes from some of the biggest movie blockbusters in recent memory, the album is a celebration of John Williams' stellar career. The collection is hand-picked by Williams and contains his personal favorites from film and television music, concert works and festive occasion pieces. Of special note is the previously unreleased recording of Williams' joyous "Happy Birthday Variations."

 

In a career spanning almost six decades, John Williams has composed some of the most popular film scores in the history of motion pictures; the Star Wars series, Jaws, the Indiana Jones films, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Schindler's List, the first three Harry Potter films and many more. Winner of twenty-one Grammy® Awards, four Golden Globe awards and five Academy Awards®, Williams is easily the most successful composer working in film today. Starting with the theme from Jaws through his latest score for the critically acclaimed War Horse, John Williams A Celebration! An 80th Birthday Tribute is a collection of brilliant music from one of America's most brilliant composers.

 

"John has transformed and uplifted every movie that we've made together."
Steven Spielberg

 

"Every fan of Star Wars and of great music is in his debt." George Lucas

 

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January 27, 2012 4:52 PM
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Super Bowl Theme Music, Meet Dubstep | Billboard.com

Super Bowl Theme Music, Meet Dubstep | Billboard.com | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

The Giants and the Patriots will meet on the field at Super Bowl XLVI, but when NBC goes to commercial, John Williams will meet dubstep and other modern music styles.

 

http://www.billboard.com/news/super-bowl-theme-music-meet-dubstep-1006011972.story#/news/super-bowl-theme-music-meet-dubstep-1006011972.story

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January 17, 2012 10:51 PM
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Steven Spielberg & John Williams: The Divine Union of Film and Music | The Wrap Movies

Steven Spielberg & John Williams: The Divine Union of Film and Music | The Wrap Movies | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
They are living testament to the power of the marriage and filmmaking's greatest and most productive duo ever (RT @GuyMagar: Ain't no betta marriage than movies & music - Spielberg & Williams
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January 7, 2012 7:33 PM
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John Williams and Steven Spielberg mark 40 years of collaboration

John Williams and Steven Spielberg mark 40 years of collaboration | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
January 8, 2012


The quietest room in Hollywood may be the office where John Williams composes. In a bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, steps from the production company of his most frequent collaborator, director Steven Spielberg, Williams works alone at a 90-year-old Steinway grand piano, with fistfuls of pencils and stacks of composition paper nearby, and worn books of poetry by Robert Frost and William Wordsworth piled on the coffee table.

 

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-john-williams-20120108,0,2935410.story

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December 1, 2011 11:48 PM
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Tracksounds Now!: Enter to Win The Adventures of Tin Tin Soundtrack CD by John Williams

Tracksounds Now!: Enter to Win The Adventures of Tin Tin Soundtrack CD by John Williams | Soundtrack | Scoop.it

In just a couple of weeks THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN will be released and Tracksounds is proud to partner with SONY CLASSICAL to give you a chance to win the original soundtrack!

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November 10, 2011 2:03 PM
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Forget John Williams — Here's proof that Star Wars should have been scored by ACDC

Forget John Williams — Here's proof that Star Wars should have been scored by ACDC | Soundtrack | Scoop.it
Our number one pick for the Star Wars Music Video Festival submission is this ACDC mashup, hands down.
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