Williams' LINCOLN wins Critics' Choice Award for Best Score
Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:25 AM
"Let me say, however, there is no "next" John Williams. Sadly, he is unique--- a figure who simultaneously embodies and transcends the music of all the masters of film music who preceded him (much like Brahms and Wagner of the Romantic era). He comes from a time when the craft of music in film was still one of the ear, heart and mind. Today, sadly, the craft is largely technical. Most composers do not conceive their music "inwardly" but rather at the computer--- and with rather limited skills, musically, at that. The inner spirit knows no boundaries--- our plastic abilities, sadly, do. John is a man of spirit, heart, intellect and soaring music." -- Conrad Pope about John Williams
Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:29 AM
Publicist will be thumbing through his grumps edition thesaurus as we speak.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:32 AM
Let's hope that this bodes well for Williams' Oscar chances.
Ars superior est vita hominum.
"We pop out and come into the world and music is there. We didn't invent it - it's all organised in the atmosphere by divinity or whatever. It's a miracle." - John Williams-
I think music is a stream of some kind. It could be blood. It could be water. It could be ether. Whatever it is it seems to be a living, organic force that’s in motion, that serves humanity and is part of humanity and part of what describes us as humans. We sing, play, dance, all the things that we do. And there is a vibrant and great literature we have been given. ... As musicians, we join the stream. We swim in the stream with all the other millions of music makers. It’s a life force, a strong one, surrounding us and we are part of it. -John Williams-
Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:36 AM
'Forget the notes!' - Hans Zimmer, June 2013
Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:38 AM
Curious that the best score is found at the very bottom of the list! Almost like an afterthought...
Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:42 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:08 AM
No personal comments about this here, just to rise this award and nominations winning score thread above the endless Hobbit threads.
You don't care for freedom of speech?
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:21 AM
I skimmed the broadcast on Youtube, JW was there but I don't think his category was broadcast.
Did John accept it in person?
Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:05 PM
I hope Episode III is Called 'Revenge of the Sith'
Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:55 PM
Back in October 2012, Moviescope magazine in the UK printed an interview / feature article I was commissioned to write for them about aspects of the career of sound designer Gary Rydstrom.
This article has now been archived online (just today) and you can read it here. In the interview Gary Rydstrom mentions JW and so I hope it's of interest and that you enjoy it.
My most recent book is : Movie Movements: Films That Changed The World of Cinema and my forthcoming book is The Films of Pixar Animation Studio which will be published in summer 2013 by Kamera Books.
I have recently produced a range of short films about the work of Charles Dickens as a part of the Dickens 2012 celebrations in the UK.
As a screenwriter my most recent film is the short film Chasing Cotards, which screened at various North American film festivals throughout 2011.
I've written for 3D World magazine, Empire magazine and Moviescope magazine amongst others.
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