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John Williams Prepares To Compose The Score For Star Wars EpVIII

If there is one thing that the core series of Star Wars films have in common, it is composer John Williams. He is the one that is responsible for the iconic and immortal Star Wars theme that plays on the opening of every Star Wars film. He has been involved with the franchise for almost 40 years. One of the things that people were wondering when they were anticipating the return of the franchise to the big screen was whether or not John Williams still has it as a composer. Not only did John Williams not disappoint, but his score was actually a little more intense and heavier for The Force Awakens.

 

One thing that is noticeable about John Williams score for The Force Awakens is that there are bits in his score that are reminiscent of Jerry Goldsmith’s scores particularly his score for Total Recall. This Jerry Goldmith-esque moment of the score present right before the reveal of the Millenium Falcon for the first time in the film. This is perhaps part of the effort to deal with the more intense tone of EpVIII compared even to the tone of the first Star Wars film released in 1977, which The Force Awakens bore a lot of similarities to in plot and setting.

 

While Star Wars is one of the most captivating series even at its worst, it probably wouldn’t be the same without John Williams. Not only did John Williams create an iconic score for the Star Wars saga, he has also influenced film music for the next couple of decades. Many composers have tried to imitate him with his style of music. One thing that could be said for John Williams is that his library is filled with iconic themes. Even the most recent Star Wars film has a very memorable theme for Rey. John Williams gets ready to score the next film so that he could come up with some very iconic themes as well as intense cues for the continuation of the saga.

 

Movie News – Kellyanne Conway Defines Feminism as “Anti-Male” and “Pro-Abortion” at CPAC


Amid reports Conway had been sidelined from doing TV press, Trump’s counselor followed up two Fox News interviews with her CPAC appearance on Thursday.

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Movie News – Jackie Evancho Wants to “Enlighten” Trump on Transgender Rights


The singer, who performed at inauguration, and her transgender sister reacted to Trump’s decision to revoke transgender student bathroom protections on ‘GMA.’

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Movie News – David Geffen, Samuel Goldwyn and the Search for the “Holy Grail” of Missing Movies


What started as a request from Geffen to screen the Goldwyn production ‘Porgy and Bess’ ended up as a hunt to find an existing print of the musical that even the Academy has been blocked from screening for its staff.

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Movie News – Fox News Contributor Alan Colmes Dies at 66


The cable channel announced the news on Thursday morning.

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Movie News – Before There Were Stylists: Barbra Streisand, Jodie Foster and More Defend Their Oscar Gowns


Pillbox hats and dresses with rear flounces? Sissy Spacek, Melanie Griffith and Amy Irving also fondly recall a time before tastemakers, when the carpet was all personal style, not big business.

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Movie News – ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Could Waltz to Massive $120M U.S. Debut


The live-action update of Disney’s classic animated film — starring Emma Watson as the princess Belle — arrived on tracking Thursday.

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Movie News – Michael Moore: Why I Gave That Infamous Anti-Bush Oscars Speech (Guest Column)


The ‘Bowling for Columbine’ filmmaker reveals the full story behind his 2003 acceptance for best documentary, which was met with “primarily boos” — and the threats (and “wall of horse manure” on the driveway) right after.

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Movie News – Oscars Producer Michael De Luca on Keeping the Show Moving and What’s Next for ‘Fifty Shades’


The Academy Award winner, co-producing the show for the first time alongside Jennifer Todd, teases a stunt planned for this year and opens up about the best and worst things about his job.

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Movie News – Elton John’s Oscar Party Turns 25: Spielberg, Hanks and an Oral History of the AIDS Benefit Where Heidi Klum Dances on Tables


In 1993, the recently sober rocker started a gathering of friends to fight HIV/AIDS at a viewing bash that has seen Hanks and Bruce Springsteen cram into a booth, Prince work the room, Heidi Klum go wild (and help raise $6 million in 2016) and Liz Taylor demand “Get me my f—ing wheelchair.”

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