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    john towner williams born February 8th, 1932 is an American composer, conductor, and pianist.

    In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the history of motion pictures, including the Star Wars saga, Jaws, Superman, the Indiana Jones films, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Home Alone and its sequel, Hook, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, War Horse, and the first three Harry Potter films. He has had a long association with director Steven Spielberg, composing the music for all but two Duel and The Color Purple of Spielberg's major feature films.

    Other notable works by Williams include theme music for four Olympic Games, NBC Sunday Night Football, the NBC Nightly News, the rededication of the Statue of Liberty, and the television series Lost in Space and Land of the Giants. Williams has also composed numerous classical concerti, and he served as the principal conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra from 1980 to 1993.
    he is now the orchestra's conductor laureate.

    Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven BAFTA Awards, and 21 Grammy Awards. With 47 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the second most nominated person, after Walt Disney.

    john Williams was honored with the prestigious Richard Kirk award at the 1999 BMIFilm and TV Awards. The award is given annually to a composer who hasmade significant contributions to film and television music.

    Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in 2000, and was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004.

    Music is so very importat to a film.
    its a skill to get the correct music to fit a certain event or situation in a film and john does is superbly.

    WAS very unsure where o post this what section to post in.
    cpould have poted it a few diffeent sections.

    here is a clip of his great movie music.
    my favourite.
    Last edited by darren; 27-08-2012 at 00:03.

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    I like most of his music, not to be mistaken for the classical guitarist of the same name.
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    his music is as famous and as good as the films themselves.

    to get the music just right to suit a certain situation, or event is so very hard to get right.
    the right music can make a huge difference in how god a film is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    I like most of his music, not to be mistaken for the classical guitarist of the same name.

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