New John Williams interview about “The Rise of Skywalker” in JOHN WILLIAMS Posted December 14, 2019 2 hours ago, Disco Stu said: It's why I say that even if you think these new scores pale in comparison to previous glories, you must admit it's astounding he's writing music this vibrant and compelling at his age. There is very little precedent for it. For most, even if they had physical health their minds would simply not be up to the task. You're plastering a narrative onto this that isn't true. Most creative endeavors don't wane with age unless there is some underlying pathology. Old people only get better. Productivity declines with age, but quality of output typically doesn't, if anything it improves.