Consider these numbers: 86, 60, 51.
That’s how old John Williams is, how many years he’s been composing for film and television, and how many Oscar nominations he has earned.
It adds up to a staggering, unprecedented career — one that’s easy to take for granted. But what’s downright incredible is that we are still living in the Williams era. On Sunday he’ll be at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood once again, a contender for his music for Star Wars: The Last Jedi — his eighth score for the franchise, and his fifth time nominated for it.