Posts Tagged ‘John Williams’

Varese Sarabande has announced the latest titles in its CD club series, including a deluxe edition for the 1990 drama Stanley & Iris directed by Martin Ritt and starring Robert DeNiro and Jane Fonda. The album features the film’s original music composed and conducted by John Williams (Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. The Extraterrestrial). Also included is the world […]

John Williams has won the Grammy Award for his music for J.J. Abrams Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category. The other nominated composers in the category included Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight), Thomas Newman (Bridge of Spies), Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Revenant) and Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (Stranger Things). In the Best Song Written […]

La-La Land Records has announced a new 4-CD set featuring the remastered and expanded scores for Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic Jurassic Park and the 1997 sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park. The films’ music is composed by John Williams (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Schindler’s List). The composer’s expanded score, including previously unreleased tracks, is featured on the first […]

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the action adventure The Legend of Tarzan directed by David Yates and starring Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent and Christoph Waltz. The film’s original music is composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams (Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Hotel Rwanda, Click). WaterTower Music has released […]

John Williams was honored with the Saturn Award last night at the 42nd annual Saturn Awards in Burbank, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. The composer won the prize in the Best Music category for his score for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The other nominated composers were Ennio Morricone (The […]

The full details of the soundtrack album for Steven Spielberg’s fantasy adventure The BFG have been revealed. The album features the film’s original music composed and conducted by John Williams (Star Wars, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark). The soundtrack will be released on July 1, 2016 by Wal t Disney Records and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The […]

Steven Spielberg mentioned in an interview with Entertainment Weekly on the red carpet at last night’s AFI Gala in his honor that John Williams will return to score the fifth, currently untitled Indiana Jones movie. Harrison Ford will return in the title role. No plot details or other casting announcements have been made yet. Kathleen […]

John Williams revealed in a recent interview with Variety that he is set to begin work on Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film adaptation of Ready Player One this coming November. The film will star Tye Sheridan, Oliva Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Win Morisaki, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg and T.J Miller. The movie is based on the 2011 novel of the same title […]

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that Steven Spielberg will present John Williams with the organization’s 44th Life Achievement Award on June 9, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. As previously reported, this marks the first time in AFI history that the honor will be bestowed upon a composer. It was also announced that the televised special, AFI […]

John Williams is set to compose the music for the upcoming animated short Dear Basketball. The film is directed by Glen Keane who worked as an animator on such Disney classics as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Tangled. Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant is narrating the film, which is being described as an animated ode to […]