Category: Miscellaneous

R.I.P. JAMES HORNER (1953-2015)

James Horner, the consummate film composer known for his heart-tugging scores for Field of Dreams, Braveheart and Titanic, for which he won two Academy Awards, died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara. He was 61. His death was…

Thomas Newman Replaces Williams on ‘Bridge of Spies’

PRESS RELEASE: BURBANK, Calif. (March 18, 2015) – Dreamworks Pictures’/Fox 2000 Pictures’ upcoming dramatic thriller directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Schindler’s List”) and starring two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia”), has…

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…

Composer Wojciech Kilar Dies at 81

Wojciech Kilar, a Polish pianist and composer of classical music and scores for many films, including Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning “The Pianist” and Francis Ford Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” died Sunday. He was 81. – Full article at Variety Discuss this…