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Steven Spielberg: ‘John Williams makes me look good’


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#1 Ricard

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:52 PM

"John is the most important collaborator I've ever had in my career. He makes me look good, he makes my films look better. I get a lot of credit that should be going to John. But I've kept the people who have been in my career who I feel are my family."

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:06 PM

Great!

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:14 PM

Spielberg has always sort of said this, but never as bluntly.

I'm loving his perpetual truth and honesty lately as I am loving my rekindled appreciation of his movies and loyalty to the man in general. Spielberg's a stand up guy, no doubt in my mind of that.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:19 PM

He is.

Let's try to forget he produced the Transformers films....

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:23 PM

Yeah, what a cunt.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:27 PM

He unleashed Megan Fox upon the world!

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:30 PM

Twenty Megan Fox's lined up naked in my bed wouldn't undo the situation that we have with Indy IV.



Actually that's a complete load of bollocks.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:32 AM

Nice find, Ricard. While I appreciate Spielberg's intentions, I think his statement could use some clarifying. Williams' scores contain both intellectual (/subliminal) and emotional techniques at the same time. The thematic connections and developments are done in a way that casual listeners won't recognize, at least not consciously. At the same time, Williams' style also has a lot for those that are just looking for an emotional ride.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:38 AM

I noticed that that too. When he said "his music skips the brain and goes straight to heart", I was wondering what exactly he meant by that. Yes Williams' music is emotional, but obviously he's composed very intellectual scores too. He's done combinations of both in various scores, like Tintin :D

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:54 AM

"John is the most important collaborator I've ever had in my career. He makes me look good, he makes my films look better. I get a lot of credit that should be going to John. But I've kept the people who have been in my career who I feel are my family."


John Williams is the only good thing in about a third of his portfolio.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:38 AM

Spielberg: John Williams' music is brainless!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:56 PM

Spielberg: John Williams' music is brainless!


He, he.... :)

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:45 AM

What a wonderful statment.

This account is no longer active - I joined the John Williams forum out of some romantic notion that I would be involved in discussions about the greatness of this man.

Instead I found my self defending John Williams from people who have gone as far as to call him an 'egocentric person' who 'muscles his way through the industry' and to also go as far as starting discussions about how 'bad' he is as a composer.

One thing I know is for certain, after we all perish John’s music will live on, performed in concert halls all around the world for hundreds of years to come , so all our bulls**t opinions are for nothing. I will be doing the best thing for me which to immerse my self to the music of the greats and stop wasting my time trying to convince other people that John Williams is actually 'not that bad'.

Thanks and goodbye.





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