History Music / JohnWilliams

20th Feb '17 3:04:21 AM bt8257
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If you are not hearing impaired and have seen a movie in the last thirty years (or even if you haven't), you'll have certainly heard one of Williams' tunes. Most of his themes have become iconic in their own right, such as the famous string sting from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' or the theme for ''Franchise/IndianaJones''. Williams has long been the go-to composer for Creator/StevenSpielberg's films (he even wrote the music for the Amblin and Creator/{{Dreamworks}} logos).

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If you are not hearing impaired and have seen a movie in the last thirty 30 years (or even if you haven't), you'll have certainly heard one of Williams' tunes. Most of his themes have become iconic in their own right, such as the famous string sting from ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' or the theme for ''Franchise/IndianaJones''. Williams has long been the go-to composer for Creator/StevenSpielberg's films (he even wrote the music for the Amblin and Creator/{{Dreamworks}} logos).
19th Feb '17 8:17:47 PM Adept
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* CoolOldGuy: He's 80 years old yet he's still composing scores for Creator/StevenSpielberg.



%% * HeterosexualLifePartners: With Steven Spielberg.
* IconicOutfit: A black turtleneck sweater.



* OldMaster: Again, he's 80 years old, yet he still showed much younger composers why he's the maestro who took the world of film music by storm back in the 70's with the releases of ''Literature/WarHorse'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin''.



* SpoilerTitle: Even his fans admit he's incredibly guilty of this with his track titles - arguably his greatest crime in this regard is ''Film/PresumedInnocent''. Seriously, if you don't have this soundtrack album '''do not''' get it before seeing the movie, as the penultimate track is called [[spoiler: "Barbara's Confession."]]
* StageName: Some of his early jazz and session work is credited under the nickname "Little Johnny Love Williams." When he moved to Hollywood he decided that dropping the diminutive would be a wise career move.

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* SpoilerTitle: Even his fans admit he's incredibly guilty of this with his track titles - arguably his greatest crime in this regard is ''Film/PresumedInnocent''. Seriously, if you don't have this soundtrack album '''do not''' get it before seeing the movie, as the penultimate track is called [[spoiler: "Barbara's Confession."]]
* StageName: Some of his early jazz and session work is credited under the nickname "Little Johnny Love Williams." When he moved to Hollywood he decided that dropping the diminutive would be a wise career move.
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4th Feb '17 6:45:09 AM Doug86
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** Yet another: Pay attention to the trombone-notes in ''CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', after the mother ship lands...and you will recognize a brief, but unmistakable, [[Film/{{Jaws}} "duh-DUH, duh-DUH"]]!

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** Yet another: Pay attention to the trombone-notes in ''CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', after the mother ship lands...and you will recognize a brief, but unmistakable, [[Film/{{Jaws}} "duh-DUH, duh-DUH"]]!
22nd Jan '17 4:28:36 PM Xtifr
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Before he rose as a famed composer, Williams was a studio pianist and has performed on film scores by composers such as Music/JerryGoldsmith (''Studs Lonigan''; ''City of Fear''), ElmerBernstein (''Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess''; ''God's Little Acre''; ''Staccato''; ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''; ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird''), Music/HenryMancini (he actually played the well-recognized opening riff to the ''Series/PeterGunn'' theme; ''Series/MrLucky''; ''Film/DaysOfWineAndRoses''; ''Film/{{Charade}}''), Music/AlfredNewman (''Theatre/SouthPacific''), and Jerome Moross (''Film/TheBigCountry'').

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Before he rose as a famed composer, Williams was a studio pianist and has performed on film scores by composers such as Music/JerryGoldsmith (''Studs Lonigan''; ''City of Fear''), ElmerBernstein Music/ElmerBernstein (''Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess''; ''God's Little Acre''; ''Staccato''; ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''; ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird''), Music/HenryMancini (he actually played the well-recognized opening riff to the ''Series/PeterGunn'' theme; ''Series/MrLucky''; ''Film/DaysOfWineAndRoses''; ''Film/{{Charade}}''), Music/AlfredNewman (''Theatre/SouthPacific''), and Jerome Moross (''Film/TheBigCountry'').
29th Nov '16 3:13:42 PM Jeduthun
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* StageName: Some of his early jazz and session work is credited under the nickname "Little Johnny Love Williams." When he moved to Hollywood he decided that dropping the diminutive would be a wise career move.
23rd Jul '16 3:25:14 PM JamesAustin
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->'''John Williams:''' You need a better composer than I am for this film. \\
'''Creator/StevenSpielberg:''' I know. But they're all dead!
-->--regarding ''Film/SchindlersList''
14th Jul '16 10:19:00 PM Jeduthun
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Not to be confused with John William'''''son''''' who is very very [[AwesomeAussie Australian]] singer/songwriter.

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Not to be confused with John William'''''son''''' who is very very [[AwesomeAussie Australian]] singer/songwriter.
singer/songwriter. Nor with the acclaimed classical ''guitarist'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Williams_(guitarist) John Williams]]. Nor with any of the dozens of other [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Williams_(disambiguation) eminent historical John Williamses]].
27th May '16 5:32:10 PM Jeduthun
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* MusicOfNote: One of the biggest names in film scoring, and deservedly so. Think of huge film franchises like "Star Wars" or "Harry Potter" or "Indiana Jones"-- [[{{Leitmotif}} that tune]] you now have [[EarWorm stuck in your head]] is by John Williams.
23rd May '16 4:29:04 PM Jeduthun
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* NamesTheSame: Not to be confused with the acclaimed classical ''guitarist'' John Williams. Nor with any of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Williams_(disambiguation) dozens of other eminent people]] with the admittedly not uncommon name.
23rd May '16 3:27:38 PM Jeduthun
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* NamesTheSame: Not to be confused with the acclaimed classical ''guitarist'' John Williams. Nor with any of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Williams_(disambiguation) dozens of other eminent people]] with the admittedly not uncommon name.
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