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Hi everyone I am interested in seeing what peoples favorite moment of John Williams work that was more dark or scary rather than happy or upbeat. 

I've always really liked 1:14 - 1:49 from Confrontation With Count Dooku And Finale. You may also find this thread of interest:  Also, welcome to the forums!   

Yes, I'm sure there have been several threads about this in the past. "Scary/dark" is also a rather loose term that can mean different things.   But as far as Williams is concerned, I'd ment

Yes, I'm sure there have been several threads about this in the past. "Scary/dark" is also a rather loose term that can mean different things.

 

But as far as Williams is concerned, I'd mention...

 

"Barry's Abduction" from CE3K

"Killing Marcel" from IMAGES

"The Raptor Attack" from JURASSIC PARK

"The Shooting of Wilson" and portions of "Cua Viet River, Vietnam, 1968" from BOT4OJ

"Vision on the Stairs" from THE FURY

"Apparition on the Train" from HARRY POTTER 3

"The Temple of Doom" from INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM

"Spyders" from MINORITY REPORT

Anything from WAR OF THE WORLDS

Anything from NIXON

"The Attack at Olympic Village" from MUNICH

 

Loads more.

 

I want to give a special shout-out to SLEEPERS, perhaps the darkest and most adult/contemporary Williams has ever been, especially the music for the sexual and physical abuses of the children. The transition scene between the past and the present is fantastic. I think it's called "Last Night at Wilkinson" on the soundtrack.

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Williams' best score has already been mentioned - whether or not I agree that it has moments of genuinely scary nature, I'm not sure of.  It certainly goes to dark places.

 

Anyway, this is outright disturbing, about as tense and unbearable as music can get.  One of countless moments where Williams adds dimension to what's happening that simply isn't there otherwise (and maybe couldn't be, lest anyone think I'm doing lazy SW bashing).

 

 

 

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