John Williams music is known as some of the most memorable film soundtracks.
Williams has been conducting and producing music for Hollywood hits such as Star Wars, Jaws and Harry Potter over a career of six decades.
Williams defining music has won so many awards and has been nominated for Academy Awards no less than 49 times, making Williams the second most nominated individual after Walt Disney.
Here are some of John Williams highlight movie soundtracks:
- Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
- Star Wars (all six movies)
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- Indiana Jones (all four movies)
- Home Alone
- Jurassic Park
- Saving Private Ryan
- Harry Potter
- War Horse
Star Wars Music
For me, John Williams music was an essential ingredient to the magic formula that made the original Star Wars movies.
Let me share with you one of my favorite scenes from Star Wars that showcases one of John Williams most exciting pieces:
Very often, the music in a movie or a video game can be overlooked, but some psychologists have said that music can contribute up to 50% of the viewers overall experience, as the music can set or enhance the tone of the scene.
John Williams was recommended to George Lucas by Steven Spielberg who has had a close working relationship with Williams. Almost all of Spielberg’s feature films have been composed by Williams.
Williams is also composing the music for Star Wars The Force Awakens and has said that he will be including themes from the original movies.