Miscellaneous

Composer Ken Thorne Passes Away

English composer Ken Thorne, who wrote the scores for Superman II and Superman III using John Williams’ original material as well as his own compositions, died on July 9 at age 90. Thorne previously worked with Richard Lester on The…

John Williams’ Book Gets Reviewed

Review site Film Music Notes has an article on Emilio Audissino’s book John Williams’s Film Music. The book will be available June 12 on Amazon.com, both as Kindle and paperback edition. “Whether you’re at all interested in film scores—their history,…

John Williams, Person of the Week on ABC News

Williams recounts working on E.T. with Steven Spielberg, “I don’t think that any of the scenes that Steven and I have done in our work together were done by having the music first.” The two men huddled around a piano…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN WILLIAMS!

Today is John Williams’ 82nd Birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAESTRO! Filmmaker and special effects producer Keith Anderson has posted a “Star Wars” Birthday Salute to John Williams on YouTube. This is his third year to do a short tribute and linked…