Jump to content


Photo

Get John Williams a star on the Walk of Fame!

john williams star walk fa fame

  • Please log in to reply
94 replies to this topic

#1 altosax1014

altosax1014

    Occasional Poster

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 21 posts

Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:17 PM

Here is a list of people of power that might not only help the nomination process along, but also might be able to put the money up for the star's installation:

Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood Bowl inducted John Williams into their Hall of Fame in 2000. He performs there every year.
http://www.hollywood...nt&email=acrane
213.972.3034

Steven Speilberg
Composed the scores to almost all of Mr. Speilberg’s films including the Indiana Jones trilogy, Jaws, and E.T. the Extraterrestrial.
PUBLICIST:
Marvin Levy
DreamWorks SKG
100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg.5121
Universal City, Ca 91608
818-733-9787

George Lucas
Composed the scores for all six of the Star Wars films.
http://letterstogeorge.com/
(put “John Williams” in subject line)

Boston Pops
Acted as conductor for the Boston Pops for twelve years. The Boston Pops were used to record many of his compositions.
Bernadette Horgan
Director of Media Relations
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Telephone:(617)-638-9285
Email:bhorgan@bso.org


Chris Columbus
John Williams composed the film scores for the first two Harry Potter films as well as Home Alone.
Chris Columbus
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
9601 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Academy Awards
Composed the music for their awards ceremony. Has been nominated 45 times (most nominations of any one person) and won five Oscars.
http://www.oscars.or...tact/press.html

Walk of Fame Committee
These are the people to make the decision to give him the star.
http://www.walkoffame.com/contact

#2 hornist

hornist

    .Next One Banned

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 4996 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Finland

Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:23 PM

Its Spielberg

And 47 nominations

#3 chuckster312

chuckster312

    Frequent Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3455 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:25 PM

Academy Awards
Composed the music for their awards ceremony. Has been nominated 45 times (most nominations of any one person) and won five Oscars.


I maybe missing something but John Williams didn't composed the music for the Academy Awards ceremony, he's only a musical director. Jerry Goldsmith was the one who composed the music for the ceremony.

#4 Quintus

Quintus

    Grandest Master

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 28078 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:27 PM

Wait - he doesn't already have a star?

Pfft...
Posted Image

#5 Ricard

Ricard

    Founder of JWFAN

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPip
  • 2427 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:37 PM

http://www.jwfan.com/?p=2127
"I find that Williams' scores have a strong narrative which comes best out in correct order." -- Incanus

#6 chuckster312

chuckster312

    Frequent Poster

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3455 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:39 PM

Wait, Hans Zimmer has a star before John Williams? The atrocity!!!

#7 Quintus

Quintus

    Grandest Master

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 28078 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:54 PM

There's not a person on the planet more deserving of a place on that most gimmicky of walkways than John Williams.
Posted Image

#8 Michael

Michael

    Really?

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2253 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Argentina

Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:57 PM

The thing with Walk of Fame stars is that if you want one, you have to pay for them.

I wouldn't even consider it if I was famous.

If I were a rich man....
If you start taking yourself seriously, then you’re in deep trouble! - Jerry Goldsmith

#9 altosax1014

altosax1014

    Occasional Poster

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 21 posts

Posted 11 February 2012 - 04:39 AM

Okay, thank you for the corrections. I simply have a genuine love of this man's music and I have just begun to research the details of his career. Perhaps Wikipedia is a bit outdated on the matter. I understand that it costs money to get him a star, that is why I thought if enough people sent letters to those on the previously provided list, one of them might step up to the cost. It seems to me that Mr. Spielberg (thank you again, hornist) would owe some debt to the man for his contributions to his films.

#10 Wojo

Wojo

    Who?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20467 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:16 AM

I don't care if the man gets a star because I'm probably never going to find myself on that street gazing admiringly at his or anybody else's star. It's just a big publicity stunt. I can enjoy his music, but whether he gets that $25,000 piece of sidewalk is immaterial.

#11 altosax1014

altosax1014

    Occasional Poster

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 21 posts

Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:44 PM

Is anybody going to join this cause? I'm a bit surprised at the lack of enthusiasm swown. :shakehead:

#12 king mark

king mark

    Supreme Priestmaster of JWfan

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 25980 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Ethereal Plain of Shadows

Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:02 PM

Well I;d love him to get a star but what am I supposed to do?

#13 Charlie Brigden

Charlie Brigden

    Huge Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 7322 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wales

Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:15 PM

I wonder if Godzilla had to pay for his star.
Repeat the JWFan pledge after me: 'I hereby recognise John Towner Williams' place in the world as the great composer there has ever been, and I therefore renounce the works of Rozsa, Korngold, Herrmann, Horner, Kamen, Giacchino (unless the prophecy is fulfilled and he becomes the heir to JTW) and Goldsmith, especially Goldsmith. I understand that if I ever refer to Jurassic Park as anything less than "a masterpiece sixty-five million years in the making" I will be resigned to living out my days at the Zimmershrine.'

#14 Quintus

Quintus

    Grandest Master

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 28078 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:21 PM

Well I;d love him to get a star but what am I supposed to do?

Frankly, I'm disgusted you haven't offered to take out a 25k loan and pay for the thing yourself.

Pfft... call yourself a fan.
Posted Image

#15 KK.

KK.

    Gandalf the Flasher

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 7738 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada

Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:28 PM


Well I;d love him to get a star but what am I supposed to do?

Frankly, I'm disgusted you haven't offered to take out a 25k loan and pay for the thing yourself.

Pfft... call yourself a fan.


To think, he's the Supreme Priestmaster of our Holy Church and a running nominee for Grand Inquisitor...

You should be offering everything you own (including your soul) to our Lord Williams...shame on you KM...

nb6gs9.jpg


#16 Quintus

Quintus

    Grandest Master

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 28078 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:30 PM

Yeah, he's the second person to go down in my estimations today.
Posted Image

#17 indy4

indy4

    Grand Master

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17572 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:05 PM

I'd also love him to get a star, but I'm not paying a cent. If he really wants one he can pay for it.
For updates on a new CD/short film featuring brand new concert works by John Williams, Michael Giacchino, Alexandre Desplat, Randy Newman, Don Davis and Bruce Broughton, "like" this facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/MontageFilmComposers

#18 Hlao-roo

Hlao-roo

    Rank Sentimentalist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5670 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:40 PM

John Williams will always have a star in my heart.

#19 altosax1014

altosax1014

    Occasional Poster

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 21 posts

Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:39 AM

If you look at the list of people I posted, you will see that they are people of money (Spielberg, Columbus, etc...) and have benefited from Williams score work in their films. If enough people were to ask them for their support and involvement, perhaps they would be willing to come up with the money. It seems like a rather small amount when talking about these people. As far as the possibility that Williams doesn't actually want a star, I am sending him a letter inquiring about his consent to be nominated. I'll hopefully know more on that end within the next few weeks. In the meantime, I think that people supporting this should try to send letters to the above listed people asking for their involvement as well.

#20 Koray Savas

Koray Savas

    Rather Lovely Thing

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 31965 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:MD

Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:22 AM

Why is this a big deal? Put that money towards cancer research or something. It's just a piece of pavement that people will spit chewing gum on.
"Close Encounters to me is as good a piece of concert music as the 20th century has produced. Everybody fixates on... the Superman fanfare, or Star Wars - Main Theme, or the Raiders March. It's what happens after that, it's not the big popular hook where you go: 'My God John Williams is a genius.' Y'know it's the stuff which is maybe less hooky and less hummable, but is great art." - Hans Zimmer

#21 Wojo

Wojo

    Who?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20467 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:57 AM

Exactly Don't ask the poor to buy toys for the rich.

#22 altosax1014

altosax1014

    Occasional Poster

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 21 posts

Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:04 PM

Why are you participating in a fan club for a person that you don't seem to want to show appreciation for? Also, I'm not asking for money from any of you. I am asking those who have worked with or directly benefited from Mr. Williams to use their money. The star is not just for John Williams, but also for the millions of fans who get a feeling of connection and a slight thrill when they get to stand on the star of a person that has inspired them. Yes a star is commercial, but trying to get one for him is a way for a group of his fans to show their appreciation and gratitude.

#23 Koray Savas

Koray Savas

    Rather Lovely Thing

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 31965 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:MD

Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:21 PM

I show my appreciation by buying his music. Convince Spielberg to donate to cancer research, then. Just because it's someone else's money doesn't mean it's a worthy cause.
"Close Encounters to me is as good a piece of concert music as the 20th century has produced. Everybody fixates on... the Superman fanfare, or Star Wars - Main Theme, or the Raiders March. It's what happens after that, it's not the big popular hook where you go: 'My God John Williams is a genius.' Y'know it's the stuff which is maybe less hooky and less hummable, but is great art." - Hans Zimmer

#24 Richard Penna

Richard Penna

    Somewhere else

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 9453 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Surrey, UK

Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:23 PM

$30,000 to make a star is ridiculous anyway. I wonder where that money really goes because I can't believe it costs that much to dig up a square metre of sidewalk and put a piece of <whatever the stars are made of).

As nice as it would be to see one for Williams, I'm with Koray that there are so many better things to use that sort of money for.

Plus, I think it's already suggested - maybe JW doesn't want one? We know of a growing list of things JW just isn't interested in.

#25 Wojo

Wojo

    Who?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20467 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 14 February 2012 - 02:03 PM

I buy his music, and paid $200 last summer to watch him wave his arms while other people made the music. I would never dream of asking people to blow what, for many, is two years' salary on a place for drunks to vomit.

#26 altosax1014

altosax1014

    Occasional Poster

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 21 posts

Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:25 PM

Watched him "wave his arms"? Why are you in a John Williams fan club?

#27 Koray Savas

Koray Savas

    Rather Lovely Thing

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 31965 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:MD

Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:35 PM

13,000 posts vs. 6

Who's the real fan here? ;)
"Close Encounters to me is as good a piece of concert music as the 20th century has produced. Everybody fixates on... the Superman fanfare, or Star Wars - Main Theme, or the Raiders March. It's what happens after that, it's not the big popular hook where you go: 'My God John Williams is a genius.' Y'know it's the stuff which is maybe less hooky and less hummable, but is great art." - Hans Zimmer

#28 Alexander

Alexander

    Air conductor

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1853 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:40 PM

Watched him "wave his arms"? Why are you in a John Williams fan club?


Humor, alto sax.

#29 altosax1014

altosax1014

    Occasional Poster

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 21 posts

Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:35 PM

Yes, posts like "sexy beast" and you conversation about Fallout 3 and Assassin's Creed really show your fan status of John Williams.

#30 Faleel

Faleel

    Manic Treasure Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 7341 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Ndor En' I' Emyn

Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:38 PM

:lock2:

Among all the things I have done in my short and pitiful life, becoming an inside joke on JWFAN is the one I'm the least proud of.


The additional passage was interesting but not really something I would consider absolutely essential.


https://dl.dropboxus...From-Hoth-2.gif

#31 Chaac

Chaac

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 9683 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:43 PM

I don't want John Williams to have a star there.

#32 Stefancos

Stefancos

    The Road Goes Ever On And On

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 67136 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hoorn, The Netherlands, Europe, Planet Earth

Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:50 PM

It's vulgar!

qyjpO0k_zpsfc8aeaaf.png

 


 


#33 Koray Savas

Koray Savas

    Rather Lovely Thing

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 31965 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:MD

Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:17 PM

Yes, posts like "sexy beast" and you conversation about Fallout 3 and Assassin's Creed really show your fan status of John Williams.

Of course, John Williams fans aren't allowed to do anything else in their lives but praise the almighty lord and donate their paychecks to give him a shrine on a sidewalk.
"Close Encounters to me is as good a piece of concert music as the 20th century has produced. Everybody fixates on... the Superman fanfare, or Star Wars - Main Theme, or the Raiders March. It's what happens after that, it's not the big popular hook where you go: 'My God John Williams is a genius.' Y'know it's the stuff which is maybe less hooky and less hummable, but is great art." - Hans Zimmer

#34 Wojo

Wojo

    Who?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20467 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:32 PM

Thank you Alexander. Part of being a productive member of a forum is recognizing people's vernacular quirks.

Watched him "wave his arms"? Why are you in a John Williams fan club?


I'm sorry, you've been here five days, so you have a really good idea what's going on.

#35 altosax1014

altosax1014

    Occasional Poster

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 21 posts

Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:17 PM

Alright. Maybe I've gotten off on the wrong foot, here. I'm just at sort of a loss. I thought that people in the John Williams fan club would be more in favor of this effort. Yes, I understand that cancer research is important, but I'll keep donations and talk of that to a different area of my life. I don't really see why I would have to hit that topic in the John Williams fan club forums. I understand different parts of peoples' lives, but I would think they would keep them separate and when they are in here, they have a bit more of an interest in staying on the topic of John Williams or movie scores or even good film.

#36 Wojo

Wojo

    Who?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20467 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:25 PM

an interest in staying on the topic


I don't understand what this means.

#37 Koray Savas

Koray Savas

    Rather Lovely Thing

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 31965 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:MD

Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:27 PM

:thumbup:
"Close Encounters to me is as good a piece of concert music as the 20th century has produced. Everybody fixates on... the Superman fanfare, or Star Wars - Main Theme, or the Raiders March. It's what happens after that, it's not the big popular hook where you go: 'My God John Williams is a genius.' Y'know it's the stuff which is maybe less hooky and less hummable, but is great art." - Hans Zimmer

#38 Stefancos

Stefancos

    The Road Goes Ever On And On

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 67136 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hoorn, The Netherlands, Europe, Planet Earth

Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:28 PM

Stay on target!

qyjpO0k_zpsfc8aeaaf.png

 


 


#39 Ricard

Ricard

    Founder of JWFAN

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPip
  • 2427 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:26 PM

altosax1014, you got negative feedback from a bunch of members who freely expressed their opinions but don't necessarily represent the majority. I for one support your initiative, as I'm sure many others do even if they aren't participating in this thread.

I'll repost here the link to the news on the main page and the Facebook page:

http://www.jwfan.com/?p=2127

https://www.facebook...5607415?sk=wall
"I find that Williams' scores have a strong narrative which comes best out in correct order." -- Incanus

#40 Wojo

Wojo

    Who?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20467 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:32 PM

Negative feedback? Alto, don't look at me. I kept my snide opinions out in the open. I don't throw people under the bus until they have at least 500 posts.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: john williams, star, walk fa, fame

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users