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APW - John Williams

Submitted by Cracked_out_cali at 2006-11-22 00:46:57 EST
Rating: 1.66 on 9 ratings (9 reviews) (Review this item) (V)

What makes a great movie? Action, adventure, humor, special effects and of course, an all around good story. Yet one thing that usually goes unnoticed in a great movie is its soundtrack.

For nearly 50 years, John Williams has composed soundtracks for countless classic movies. Many times the songs are just as popular as the movies themselves. He holds the record for most Oscar nominations at 45.

I have compiled a handful of my favorite pieces by him. With the exception of 2 songs (‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ and ‘Schindler’s List’) all of these should be familiar to you.





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Submitted by One4TheRoad at 2006-11-28 12:00:44 EST (#)
Rating: 1

Laser effects, mirrored balls -- John Williams must be rolling around
in his grave.

-- Homer Simpson
The Springfield Connection

Submitted by firefly at 2006-11-28 11:04:47 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by JonnyX at 2006-11-22 16:39:45 EST (#)
Rating: 2

xcellent

Submitted by Beano312003 at 2006-11-22 09:36:43 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary on my Stereeeeeeeeeee-oh!!!!

Submitted by Death_Metal_Dude at 2006-11-22 06:45:23 EST (#)
Rating: 0

ennio morricone > this schmuck

Submitted by rad1101 at 2006-11-22 03:27:24 EST (#)
Rating: 2

where would he be without writing every motiv as a perfect 5th?

Submitted by sparkle_pink at 2006-11-22 03:10:49 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Where would he be without Dvorak, Holst, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky etc etc.

Despite my musical snobbery, I heart John Williams.

Submitted by Dexter-Brown at 2006-11-22 02:25:51 EST (#)
Rating: 2

where would he be without spielberg and lucas?

Submitted by PhillipTheGreat at 2006-11-22 00:53:25 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Speaking of Schindler's List, Mel Gibson's latest Movie, Apacalypto, is actually just Schindler's List, played backwards.
Nice post.


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