AFI Honoree John Williams Looks Back on Six Decades of Iconic Themes
“Star Wars.” “E.T.” “Jaws.” “Indiana Jones.” “Superman.” “Harry Potter.” Admit it: You can’t think of any one of those films without hearing the score in your head. John Williams, who wrote all tho…
By Jon Burlingame

He plans to begin work on Spielberg’s next film, “Ready Player One,” in November, and then next year expects to do the next “Star Wars” film. “If I can do it, I certainly will. I told Kathy Kennedy I’m happy to do it, but the real reason is, I didn’t want anybody else writing music for Daisy Ridley,” he quips.

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Steven Spielberg and Fellow Directors Reveal the Stories Behind John Williams' Iconic Scores
Ahead of the 50-time Oscar nominee's Life Achievement Award from the AFI on Thursday, his frequent collaborators tell THR why they love working with him. Says Spielberg: "I made myself a promise that if i was ever lucky enough to make a feature film, this was the man I would try to hire."

The 44th recipient of the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award, John Williams, 84, is the first composer ever to be so honored. With 50 Oscar nominations and five wins, Williams — who began as a session musician (working for such composers as Henry Mancini) before moving into TV and then film composing himself — has provided musical signatures for everyone from Luke Skywalker and E.T. to Indiana Jones and Harry Potter. No slacker, he also served as principal conductor for the Boston Pops from 1980 to 1993, and his most recent work, for Steven Spielberg’s The BFG, his theaters July 1.


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on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”) and she’s hardly changed at all — and it doesn’t look like she’s had any work done,  [New York Times]  Michelle Williams dresses up as Marilyn Monroe — again — on the cover of GQ in a sexy photo worthy of MM herself, even if you don’t like the […]


Edward Norton speaks at the 31st AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Robert De Niro (2003).