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-:John Williams
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John Williams
Composer (Original Music by)

Born: February 8, 1932; Long Island, New York


Selected Filmography
Minority Report (2002)
Star Wars: Episode II (2002)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Artificial Intelligence: A.I. (2001)
The Patriot (2000)
Star Wars: Episode I (1999)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Schindler's List (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Home Alone (1990)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)
E.T (1982)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Superman (1978)
Star Wars (1977)
Jaws (1975)
The Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
John Williams' IMDB page


Comments about John Williams
John Williams has been the most prominant composer of original music for movies for over thirty years. He's been nominated for an Oscar for his work on thirty-nine films--he was nominated for all the films listed above except Jurassic Park, The Phantom Menace and Harry Potter--and won five times (The Fiddler on the Roof, Jaws, Star Wars, E.T. and Schindler's List). He's also composed music for many of the biggest movie blockbusters of the last twenty-five years. He's scored many of Steven Speilberg and George Lucas' films. He also served as the conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra from 1980 to 1993.

I wasn't overwhelmed by his scoring for The Patriot. Unlike many of his other scores, I'm unable to listen to it away from the movie, but it serves the film well. Unlike some of his other scores which drive the movie more than the actors themselves (Jurassic Park, for example), his score for The Patriot is subdued and never overwhelms the acting. The score serves as a quiet backdrop for the silent emotional moments of the film, while hinting at the patriotic theme by using woodwinds.


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Special Edition DVD
Special Edition:
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Special Edition DVD
Soundtrack (CD)
Composed by John Williams

Audio Book (Cassette)
Novelization
Official Companion

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