Category: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

JWFan Exclusive: A New Interview with Mike Matessino

By Jason LeBlanc Mike, thanks for joining us again!  The last time we talked was for three big John Williams score expansions – Jaws, Jaws 2, and Home Alone – and now less than 2 years later, three new Williams/Spielberg score expansions…

‘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…

Williams Talks ‘E.T.’

“I remember working very hard on that flying theme,” Williams said. “I was concerned about getting just the right, soaring melody, which for me as a musician was a serious challenge. Here were kids flying on bicycles over the moon…