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JohnWilliams is responsible for many, many memorable film soundtracks. Among them are the soundtracks to every single ''Franchise/StarWars'' movie and almost every Creator/StevenSpielberg film (the exceptions being his {{Made for TV Movie}}s, ''Literature/TheColorPurple'' and ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''). In short, John Williams has made a career out of writing Awesome Music.

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JohnWilliams Music/JohnWilliams is responsible for many, many memorable film soundtracks. Among them are the soundtracks to every single ''Franchise/StarWars'' movie and almost every Creator/StevenSpielberg film (the exceptions being his {{Made for TV Movie}}s, ''Literature/TheColorPurple'' and ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''). In short, John Williams has made a career out of writing Awesome Music.
7th Jan '18 10:01:26 AM nombretomado
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* The special medley arrangement of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEsKD5PPs2I awesome film music scores]] in this tribute to his fellow composers.
13th Aug '17 9:58:45 PM mlsmithca
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* A lesser-known score but one that Williams reportedly considers some of his best work: The haunting [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoJcGiML6oo love theme]] from ''Film/JaneEyre'' (the 1970 TV film starring George C. Scott and Susannah York). The theme simultaneously evokes a LonelyPianoPiece and a soaringly beautiful romantic melody.

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* A lesser-known score but one that Williams reportedly considers some of his best work: The the haunting [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoJcGiML6oo love theme]] from ''Film/JaneEyre'' (the 1970 TV film starring George C. Scott and Susannah York). The theme simultaneously evokes a LonelyPianoPiece and a soaringly beautiful romantic melody.
13th Aug '17 6:17:05 PM Jeduthun
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* A lesser-known score but one that Williams reportedly considers some of his best work: The haunting [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoJcGiML6oo love theme]] from ''Film/JaneEyre'' (the 1970 TV film starring George C. Scott and Susannah York). The theme simultaneously evokes a LonelyPianoPiece and a soaringly beautiful romantic melody.
30th Apr '17 6:20:33 PM mlsmithca
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIjUyiG5qKA ''The Sugarland Express'',]] the first ever collaboration between Williams and Spielberg.

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* %%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIjUyiG5qKA ''The Sugarland Express'',]] the first ever collaboration between Williams and Spielberg.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAI3N61zY9k The Flying Theme]]) from ''E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial''. It's particularly neat in how it times up with the bicycle flying "against" the moon; it's like you can hear the wheels turning. Spielberg stated himself that technical wizardry and special effects can get those bicycles to fly, but only upon John Williams' strings do the characters become truly airborne.
** As well as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKxK7IdiwKM "Adventure on Earth"]].

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* ''E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial'':
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAI3N61zY9k The Flying Theme]]) from ''E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial''.Theme]]. It's particularly neat in how it times up with the bicycle flying "against" the moon; it's like you can hear the wheels turning. Spielberg stated himself that technical wizardry and special effects can get those bicycles to fly, but only upon John Williams' strings do the characters become truly airborne. \n** As well as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKxK7IdiwKM "Adventure on Earth"]].



* Christian Bale (at a very young age) singing "Suo Gan" (a Welsh lullaby) in ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun'', just as the Japanese Kamikaze pilots are about to take off for their mission. You'll cry at about the same moment the Japanese characters in the film start crying because of the sheer gallantry of it all.

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%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKxK7IdiwKM "Adventure on Earth"]].
* ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun'':
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Christian Bale (at a very young age) singing "Suo Gan" (a Welsh lullaby) in ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun'', lullaby), just as the Japanese Kamikaze pilots are about to take off for their mission. You'll cry at about the same moment the Japanese characters in the film start crying because of the sheer gallantry of it all.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD4Xyb2LJsA "Cadillac of the Skies"]] is also amazing.

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** %%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD4Xyb2LJsA "Cadillac of the Skies"]] is also amazing.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-0wghH4OL8 "The Flight to Neverland"]] from ''Film/{{Hook}}''. The adventurous and majestic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip-ubq5HwpY "Prologue"]].

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-0wghH4OL8 "The Flight to Neverland"]] from ''Film/{{Hook}}''. The ''Film/{{Hook}}'', and the adventurous and majestic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip-ubq5HwpY "Prologue"]].



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFCXrbvPxF4 "Dry Your Tears, Afrika"]] from ''Film/{{Amistad}}''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ytFrqhOCuU "Hymn to the Fallen"]] from ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''.

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* %%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFCXrbvPxF4 "Dry Your Tears, Afrika"]] from ''Film/{{Amistad}}''.
* %%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ytFrqhOCuU "Hymn to the Fallen"]] from ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kE7iNxQO6Y "Anderton's Great Escape"]] as well as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yjmd0ifC2c "Minority Report"]] from ''Film/MinorityReport''.
* John Williams returned to his jazz-influenced roots when he scored the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W47lXqmZ6z0 music]] for ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan''. Here's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkXp1JB11hM main theme]] of ''Catch Me If You Can''. Jazz at its finest.
* John Williams also played session piano for composer Music/HenryMancini and played the piano part to Mancini's [[http://www.televisiontunes.com/Peter_Gunn_(LP_ver).html famous theme]] from ''Peter Gunn''.
** And here's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAW7Qbn4d9Q solid evidence.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZWRlNQJCcE "The Tale of Victor Naborski"]] from ''Film/TheTerminal''.

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* %%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kE7iNxQO6Y "Anderton's Great Escape"]] as well as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yjmd0ifC2c "Minority Report"]] from ''Film/MinorityReport''.
* John Williams returned to his jazz-influenced roots when he scored the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W47lXqmZ6z0 music]] for ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan''. Here's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkXp1JB11hM main theme]] of ''Catch Me If You Can''.theme]]. Jazz at its finest.
* John Williams also played session piano for composer Music/HenryMancini and played the piano part to Mancini's [[http://www.televisiontunes.com/Peter_Gunn_(LP_ver).html famous theme]] from ''Peter Gunn''.
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Gunn''. And here's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAW7Qbn4d9Q solid evidence.]]
* %%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZWRlNQJCcE "The Tale of Victor Naborski"]] from ''Film/TheTerminal''.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B27ex5N-qSQ "Where Dreams Are Born"]] as well as the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exK6P-N8sB4 theme song, "For Always"]] from ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence''. Here's another (and arguably, better) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7H0Pgm0Ya4 version of "For Always"]].

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B27ex5N-qSQ "Where Dreams Are Born"]] as well as the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exK6P-N8sB4 theme song, "For Always"]] from ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence''. Here's another (and arguably, better) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7H0Pgm0Ya4 version of "For Always"]].



* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0jc_qCcQmQ music]] from ''Film/{{JFK}}''.
* Much less well known, but just as awesome as all of the above, is the nine-minute piece from ''Film/TheToweringInferno'' that accompanies Paul Newman and Steve [=McQueen=] rigging explosive charges to the burning skyscraper's water tanks. One of the greatest examples of music used for a rising tension/countdown effect.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D84hNvh0zSw main title music]] from ''The Towering Inferno''.

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* %%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0jc_qCcQmQ music]] from ''Film/{{JFK}}''.
* Much less well known, but just as awesome as all of the above, is the nine-minute piece from ''Film/TheToweringInferno'' that accompanies Paul Newman and Steve [=McQueen=] rigging explosive charges to the burning skyscraper's water tanks. One of the greatest examples of music used for a rising tension/countdown effect.
** The
effect. And here's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D84hNvh0zSw main title music]] from ''The Towering Inferno''.music]].



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD6jrJKUXqY "Sayuri's Theme"]] from ''Film/MemoirsOfAGeisha''.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELKzmZK5Dec main theme]] from ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly''.

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* %%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD6jrJKUXqY "Sayuri's Theme"]] from ''Film/MemoirsOfAGeisha''.
* %%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELKzmZK5Dec main theme]] from ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly''.



* Almost no-one knows that Williams has composed a score for {{Dracula}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEDN0sMgrCM himself]].

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* %%* Almost no-one knows that Williams has composed a score for {{Dracula}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEDN0sMgrCM himself]].



* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp1bEpmmGMs season 3 theme]] for ''Series/LostInSpace'' (although he did the one for seasons 1 and 2 as well).

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* %%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp1bEpmmGMs season 3 theme]] for ''Series/LostInSpace'' (although he did the one for seasons 1 and 2 as well).



* Both theme songs for ''Series/KraftSuspenseTheatre'', but especially the second one.

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* %%* Both theme songs for ''Series/KraftSuspenseTheatre'', but especially the second one.
30th Apr '17 5:51:29 PM SithPanda16
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-0wghH4OL8 "The Flight to Neverland"]] from ''Film/{{Hook}}''.
** The adventurous and majestic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip-ubq5HwpY "Prologue"]].

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-0wghH4OL8 "The Flight to Neverland"]] from ''Film/{{Hook}}''.
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''Film/{{Hook}}''. The adventurous and majestic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip-ubq5HwpY "Prologue"]].



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WWA3-2NtsM The entire soundtrack]] from ''{{Film/Lincoln}}''.
** Special mention must go to his variation of Lincoln's campaign song: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DJR6yUulro "The Battle Cry of Freedom".]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WWA3-2NtsM The entire soundtrack]] from ''{{Film/Lincoln}}''.
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''{{Film/Lincoln}}''. Special mention must go to his variation of Lincoln's campaign song: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DJR6yUulro "The Battle Cry of Freedom".]]



* John Williams returned to his jazz-influenced roots when he scored the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W47lXqmZ6z0 music]] for ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan''.
** Here's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkXp1JB11hM main theme]] of ''Catch Me If You Can''. Jazz at its finest.

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* John Williams returned to his jazz-influenced roots when he scored the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W47lXqmZ6z0 music]] for ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan''.
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''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan''. Here's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkXp1JB11hM main theme]] of ''Catch Me If You Can''. Jazz at its finest.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQJadmOaHvE Music]] from ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''.
** One notable example would be the majestic and beautiful score that plays during the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-jdkM2q5t0 finale of the film.]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQJadmOaHvE Music]] from ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''.
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''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''. One notable example would be the majestic and beautiful score that plays during the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-jdkM2q5t0 finale of the film.]]



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B27ex5N-qSQ "Where Dreams Are Born"]] as well as the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exK6P-N8sB4 theme song, "For Always"]] from ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence''.
** Here's another (and arguably, better) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7H0Pgm0Ya4 version of "For Always"]].
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7ageRRxKw0 main theme]] of ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOZpbnZxu0g "The Intersection Scene"]] is far more epic than it sounds.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B27ex5N-qSQ "Where Dreams Are Born"]] as well as the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exK6P-N8sB4 theme song, "For Always"]] from ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence''.
**
''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence''. Here's another (and arguably, better) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7H0Pgm0Ya4 version of "For Always"]].
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7ageRRxKw0 main theme]] of ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds''.
**
''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOZpbnZxu0g "The Intersection Scene"]] is far more epic than it sounds.



* ''Film/HomeAlone'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUeCvidbhd8 "Somewhere in my Memory"]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBzVyh5LKi0 "Holiday Flight"]] from ''Home Alone 2: Lost in New York''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNpnnu0EPA "Setting the Trap"]], which makes it sound like Kevin is setting up for a Christmas-themed war.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xgrJAwR49c "Follow That Kid!"]].

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* %%* ''Film/HomeAlone'':
** %%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUeCvidbhd8 "Somewhere in my Memory"]].
** %%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBzVyh5LKi0 "Holiday Flight"]] from ''Home Alone 2: Lost in New York''.
** %%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNpnnu0EPA "Setting the Trap"]], which makes it sound like Kevin is setting up for a Christmas-themed war.
** %%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xgrJAwR49c "Follow That Kid!"]].



* On a related note, just watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk5_OSsawz4 this John Williams tribute]]. Corey Vidal combines lip-synching, video magic and a genius arrangement by four-man comedy/''a cappella'' band [[http://moosebutter.com/ Moosebutter]] for instant fame. (When Moosebutter [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGYAPr6UKhs released their own video version]], they did it via Corey's Website/{{Youtube}} account. AscendedFanboy indeed!)
** Note that, despite the lyrics being about Star Wars, the song uses music from every film ''but'' ''Star Wars''!

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* On a related note, just watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk5_OSsawz4 this John Williams tribute]]. Corey Vidal combines lip-synching, video magic and a genius arrangement by four-man comedy/''a cappella'' band [[http://moosebutter.com/ Moosebutter]] for instant fame. (When Moosebutter [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGYAPr6UKhs released their own video version]], they did it via Corey's Website/{{Youtube}} account. AscendedFanboy indeed!)
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indeed!) Note that, despite the lyrics being about Star Wars, the song uses music from every film ''but'' ''Star Wars''!
7th Mar '17 8:10:33 PM contrafanxxx
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%%* ''Film/HomeAlone'':
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUeCvidbhd8 "Somewhere in my Memory"]].
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBzVyh5LKi0 "Holiday Flight"]] from ''Home Alone 2: Lost in New York''.
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNpnnu0EPA "Setting the Trap"]].
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xgrJAwR49c "Follow That Kid!"]].

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%%* * ''Film/HomeAlone'':
%%** ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUeCvidbhd8 "Somewhere in my Memory"]].
%%** ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBzVyh5LKi0 "Holiday Flight"]] from ''Home Alone 2: Lost in New York''.
%%** ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNpnnu0EPA "Setting the Trap"]].
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Trap"]], which makes it sound like Kevin is setting up for a Christmas-themed war.
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xgrJAwR49c "Follow That Kid!"]].
13th Feb '17 1:14:41 PM SithPanda16
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btW3u3TuRGg Hook's theme]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F9pW5Ndm3o "Hook-Napped"]].

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** %%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btW3u3TuRGg Hook's theme]].
** %%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F9pW5Ndm3o "Hook-Napped"]].



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adsfPvIYNx0 "Escape from the City"]].

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** %%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adsfPvIYNx0 "Escape from the City"]].



* ''Film/HomeAlone'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUeCvidbhd8 "Somewhere in my Memory"]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBzVyh5LKi0 "Holiday Flight"]] from ''Home Alone 2: Lost in New York''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNpnnu0EPA "Setting the Trap"]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xgrJAwR49c "Follow That Kid!"]].

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* %%* ''Film/HomeAlone'':
** %%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUeCvidbhd8 "Somewhere in my Memory"]].
** %%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBzVyh5LKi0 "Holiday Flight"]] from ''Home Alone 2: Lost in New York''.
** %%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNpnnu0EPA "Setting the Trap"]].
** %%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xgrJAwR49c "Follow That Kid!"]].
31st Dec '16 10:30:51 PM mlsmithca
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Williams' contributions to the ''AwesomeMusic/HarryPotter'', ''AwesomeMusic/StarWars'', ''AwesomeMusic/{{Superman}}'', ''AwesomeMusic/IndianaJones'' films each have their own pages.

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Williams' contributions to the ''AwesomeMusic/HarryPotter'', ''AwesomeMusic/StarWars'', ''AwesomeMusic/{{Superman}}'', and ''AwesomeMusic/IndianaJones'' films each have their own pages.
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