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Compare John Williams’ Original Score for One Key ‘Force Awakens’ Moment to the Movie Version
Compare John Williams’ Original Score for One Key ‘Force Awakens’ Moment to the Movie Version
The best part of The Force Awakens, if I had to pick just one, is probably the fakeout when Kylo Ren is chasing Rey and Finn through the snowy forest, and the lightsaber he reaches for zooms past his face and into Rey’s outstretched hand. I went to see that movie three times in theaters, and every time that moment happened, people cheered. It’s made even cooler by the addition of John Williams’ “Force Theme,” also known as “Binary Sunset” from the original Star Wars. It was adopted somewhat as Luke’s personal theme, but generally signals the Light Side of the Force.
Watch Harvard Honor John Williams With an Acapella Medley of His Music
Watch Harvard Honor John Williams With an Acapella Medley of His Music
Look, I’m a pretty simple guy. I don’t ask for a lot out of life. Life doesn’t ask for a lot out of me. But I do have one very small goal, and that’s to eventually do something well enough that a bunch of colleges around the United States decide to praise me with honorary doctorate degrees. A pretty modest aim, right? One pithy news article about Star Wars rumors, and suddenly, the University of Southern California and UCLA are competing to see who can give me the most pieces of paper with my name on it. In the immortal words of Cannibal! The Musical, that’s all I’m asking for.
John Williams, Yes, That John Williams, Has Never Watched a Single ‘Star Wars’ Movie
John Williams, Yes, That John Williams, Has Never Watched a Single ‘Star Wars’ Movie
John Williams, probably the most recognizable name of modern Hollywood film scores, has given us the iconic soundtracks to little indie pictures such as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Indiana Jones, E.T., and, of course, Star Wars. The music is at once timeless and nostalgic, allowing us all to sink cozily back into the days when Amblin ruled our childhoods as we listen through each score over and over. All of us, that is, except John Williams.
Two Fans Played the ‘Star Wars’ Theme on John Williams’ Lawn, and John Williams Loved It
Two Fans Played the ‘Star Wars’ Theme on John Williams’ Lawn, and John Williams Loved It
13-year-old trumpeter Bryce Hayashi got a nice surprise when he and flugelhorn player Michael Miller played an impromptu tribute to John Williams’ Star Wars theme on the lawn of the master composer’s house: Williams himself was home and came out to shake their hands and salute them on their fine playing.
Steven Spielberg Confirms John Williams to Score ‘Indiana Jones 5’ and ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’
Steven Spielberg Confirms John Williams to Score ‘Indiana Jones 5’ and ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’
Not that Lucasfilm would get anyone else to score new Star Wars and Indiana Jones sequels as long as John Williams is still around, but just in case there was any doubt, Steven Spielberg has officially confirmed the legendary composer’s return for both franchises. The director’s announcement appropriately took place during last night’s AFI tribute to Williams, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to cinema.
What’s Goin’ On?
What’s Goin’ On?
Plenty of stuff to do this weekend... Griffins home tonight... GO! Pond Hockey Tourney with our sister station WGRD...GO! Glenn Bulthuis & The Tonedeafs: The Music of the Beatles...Saturday Night in Byron Center...GO! Salute to John Williams with the GR Symphony...