Friday, February 28, 2014

John Williams score for The Book Thief is his 49th Nomination. Will it be his 6th win? LISTEN


Who doesn't love the music of John Williams? The legendary composer has given us a wealth of compositions over the years, earning him the iconic status of a Leonard Bernstein. Some of the eighty two year old's most beloved compositions have been the scores to some of Steven Spielberg's best films. Of his forty-nine Oscar nominations, Williams has won five times, three of the five wins were for the Spielberg films Jaws, E.T. and Schindler's List. Williams also won the Academy Award for the scores to Star Wars and Fiddler on the Roof but it's not just the winners we love; Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones, The River, Memoirs of a Geisha, Amistad, Born on the Fourth of July, Witches of Eastwick, Lincoln, Catch Me If You Can, Hook ... the list is so lengthy, I'm giving you a link to William's page at the Academy. 
A win now - the last time was twenty years ago for Schindler's List - would be a sweet way to cap off a career. I'm sure Williams doesn't see it that way; here I am telling him he's done and he's busy composing for Jurassic Park IV and the Star Wars:Underworld TV show. Carry on, Mr. Williams, carry on!

Listen to the beautiful Book Thief suite. I have to admit, it's gorgeous.


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