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  1. That's funny and ironic because George Lucas was ostracized by the Hollywood elite for not being " Mainstream " enough.
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D501lnlL3kk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0_N1tFjLAk If this doesn't make him a " Classical Music Composer " in their eyes, then shame on them. Leonard Bernstein was recognized as a great. Aaron. Copland was as well. While they were still alive. So Williams's only sin was hooking up with Spielberg and Lucas because they're not true Auteurs. He should have teamed up with Scorsese. Talk Classical's logic is that.
  3. But that's the problem with the whole thing; these internet blogs; they make it seem as if; people who enjoy Star Wars music are not " advanced " enough to enjoy Pierre Boulez or Stockhausen.
  4. If this concerto along with the other works he has had with Mutter and the VPO doesn't propel him to Classical Music Status, then we have truly gone nuts.
  5. https://www.talkclassical.com/classical-music-discussion/ This website has such a negative opinion about Williams and Film Music in general. I have tried to present evidence that paints Williams in a different light. But to no avail. But outside of the bubble, We got Anne Sophie Mutter, Itzhak Perlman, Yo Yo Ma, Gustavo Dudamel, all praising Williams as a good composer, a great composer. What respected classical musicians actually say vs. the internet. The Theme from Schindler's List for example; it is so famous on it's own right; that it has become totally completely associated with John Williams, and Perlman who now claims it as his theme song apparently. You can't say that about any other film composer. What is up with this bubble ? Because it's obvious that actual classical musicians and orchestras have welcomed Williams into their house.
  6. 1. Little Women. Greta Gerwig : Director. Released : 2019. Watching this Movie a few months ago, I thought to myself that Williams could have made a wonderful score; I thought back to his other "English" Classical Music Films like War Horse or Jane Erye. He would have done an excellent job;. But Gerwig wanted Alexandre Desplat instead so there's that. 2. The Last Temptation of Christ. Martin Scorsese : Director. Released : 1988. It was a shame that Scorsese and Williams never got to collaborate on anything, and this film was one of the big missed chances. We could have seen Williams embrace Jewish Music earlier; as a forerunner to Schindler's list. Hugo. Martin Scorsese : Director. Released : 2011/2012. If Scorsese shifted the release of Hugo to where Williams could have done it. it would have turned out great. It could have been a E.T mixed with French Debussey Musicality. Those are just 3 of the top picks. We can also have Brooklyn ( 2015 Film ), Parasite ( Korean 2019 Film ), Black Swan ( 2010 ) Film. There are also other films people have already mentioned such as Agora and Alexander.
  7. Oh I know. I just see that he seems to have an affinity for certain types of films. Maybe his connection to Air Force Service ? He could be a history nerd like I am.
  8. Unlike Goldsmith, Barry, or Morricone, John Williams tends to graviate towards Historical Based Films or Docudramas when he wants to do a " serious " film; Born on the Fourth of July, Schindler's List, JFK, Nixon, The Patriot, Munich. And the trend is that almost all of these films have something to do with War, American Revolutionary War, World War 2, the Vietnam War, and the later 20th century conflicts. I wonder what attracts him to these types of Films ? A personal connection ? His love for American History, and world History for that matter ?
  9. But this particular influence seems somewhat interesting. JW once again has served as a bridge builder between parts of society that have felt left out. His music unites and inspires everyone, no matter race, or gender.
  10. https://www.thathashtagshow.com/2021/03/04/composer-jermaine-stegall-talks-how-john-williams-more-influenced-coming-2-america/ He also gave a nod to his favorite composer, John Williams. Williams, of course, is responsible for the iconic scores behind Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jaws, and more.
  11. That reminds me; I wonder what Williams thinks about the toxic culture in Hollywood today. He has probably seen it all ( the good and bad ).
  12. So I am also a part of the Audrey Hepburn forum on Facebook, two of them actually, and I found some very interesting connections between these two legendary figures of cinema and our time. 1. John Williams worked as a Pianist under HENRY MANCINI, ( Who of course was good friends with Audrey Hepburn ). Williams also played the piano for many of the Films that Audrey appeared in the early 1960s; Charade and Breakfast at Tiffany's are two of them I believe. 2. Williams would himself score just two films with Audrey Hepburn as a star; 1966's How to Steal a Million, and 1989's Always. I wonder what other connections Williams has with her and other famous stars of the Golden Age ?
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