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Top Ten John Williams Scores

Top Ten John Williams Scores

We have come to the end of John Williams week within #Johnuary and it’s time to do the ranking. I can honestly say that this has been the hardest Top Ten that I’ve ever done, and I’ve done a few so far. It’s not just…

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Harry Potter Soundtrack

Harry Potter Soundtrack

The last John Williams soundtrack that we visit for #Johnuary is Harry Potter. Williams had previously collaborated with director Chris Columbus on Home Alone and he made another great soundtrack here. Very iconic and with some unique scores compared to his past work. Williams read…

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Schindler’s List Soundtrack

Schindler’s List Soundtrack

Having just spoken about Jurassic Park, the next John Williams soundtrack we look at for #Johnuary is Schindler’s List. Both Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List were released in 1993. Schindler’s List swept the awards that year and in some ways Jurassic Park lived in the…

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Jurassic Park Soundtrack

Jurassic Park Soundtrack

In John Williams week of #Johnuary we are now at 1993. This was a big year for Williams as he scored both Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List. He won an oscar for the latter and so Jurassic Park often gets a little forgotten about by…

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Home Alone Soundtrack

Home Alone Soundtrack

After SpaceCamp, the next John Williams soundtrack we’re looking at for #Johnuary is Home Alone. We obviously looked at this film last week in John Hughes week. This is another film that I wouldn’t have necessarily have pegged as a vehicle for John Williams, but…

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SpaceCamp Soundtrack

SpaceCamp Soundtrack

Next up for John Wiliams week in #Johnuary is a film that many people might not have added to the list here, next to the likes of Jaws, Star Wars and Raiders. That film is SpaceCamp. I love this film though. A classic 80s story…

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

In John Williams week within #Johnuary we now move on to one of his best loved soundtracks. E.T the Extra-Terrestrial from 1982. Similar to Jaws and Star Wars, John Williams won the Oscar, Golden Globe, Grammy and BAFTA in the same year for the E.T….

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Raiders of the Lost Ark Soundtrack

Raiders of the Lost Ark Soundtrack

In our John Williams week within #Johnuary, we are currently right in the midst of his peak period between 1975 and 1983. The next film to look at is the 1981 classic, Raiders of the Lost Ark. This film was a collaboration between Steven Spielberg…

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Superman Soundtrack

Superman Soundtrack

Next up in our look at the work of John Williams for #Johnuary is his work on the soundtrack for the 1978 Superman film. Interestingly Williams chose not to score the sequels, but many elements from his score for Superman have been used for every…

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Soundtrack

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Soundtrack

The next John Williams score that we look at for #Johnuary is Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Williams was nominated for the Oscar for both Star Wars and Close Encounters in the same year. He won for Star Wars. I bet he wishes one…

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