Category: Williams/Spielberg

Williams Begins Recording ‘The BFG’

According to JoAnn Kane Music Service via their Twitter account, recording sessions for John Williams’ score to The BFG started last week with the attendance of director Steven Spielberg – you can read some Williams and Spielberg quotes from the…

‘Jurassic Park’ Score to be Performed Live to Picture

Jurassic Park is the latest blockbuster to get the orchestral-concert treatment in what has become a growing form of entertainment: watching a movie while listening to a live performance of its score. The 1993 Steven Spielberg film joins other offerings by…

Sharks and Bandits: A Q&A with Mike Matessino

by Jason LeBlanc 2015 has been a great year to be a John Williams fan. For the 40th anniversary of Jaws, Geffen Records reissued the original LP program on vinyl and digital. For the 25th anniversary of Home Alone, Sony…

‘E.T.’ Screenwriter Melissa Matheson Dead at 65

Melissa Mathison, who was Oscar-nominated for original screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and The BFG, died Wednesday at UCLA Medical Center of neuroendrocrine cancer, her brother Dirk Mathison said. She was 65. – Full article at Variety Discuss…

‘E.T.’ Live at the Hollywood Bowl: Reviews and Videos

‘E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL’ IN CONCERT September 4, 5 & 6, 2015, Hollywood Bowl, CA The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by David Newman Introduced by JOHN WILLIAMS REVIEWS Film Music Society – Williams wrote a new first-act concert ending and…