Today, you would have to live isolated in one of the most remote places in the world, without access to anything resembling an electronic device, not to have heard a piece composed by John Williams on some occasion .
The Seventh Art has enjoyed an impressive evolution thanks to the work that John Williams has printed on his soundtracks, making them part of the action, not just a mere accompaniment.
John Williams is one of the great composers of film music, along with renowned artists such as Hans Zimmer, Henry Mancini or the late Ennio Morricone
Born in Floral Park, New York, in 1932 John Towner Williams would begin his prolific musical career at the age of seven, when he began playing the piano.
It would be in the 1950s when he would stick his head in the movies, playing for greats like the aforementioned Mancini, in films like Peter Gunn or Charade.
But without d uda, one of the things John Williams is best known for is his myriad of memorable soundtracks that remain unchanging in the minds of fans around the world.
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Movies like Schindler’s List, Jaws, Superman (the 1978 one), Star Wars, Jurassic Park. ET the alien, Hook: Captain Hook or Fiddler on the Roof are just some of the franchises that he has participated in.
His are also the bands soundtracks from the Indiana Jones films or the first three Harry Potter films.
5 Oscars, 4 Golden Globes and 2 BAFTAs, among other awards, credit John Williams as one of the great composers in the history of cinema, with more than a hundred films featuring his music, in addition to a good number of television series.
90 years of genius that we can only thank constantly. Sagas like Star Wars or Indiana Jones wouldn’t be the same without his contribution, and we’d never know there’s a shark lurking without that iconic… “soooo…soooo…”
From the editor From Hobby Consoles we want to wish a very happy 90th birthday to master John Williams.