Williams has scored all of the director’s movies except for 1985's ‘The Color Purple’.
DreamWorks Pictures has announced Bridge of Spies as the title of Steven Spielberg's upcoming Cold War thriller, which will reunite the director with actor Tom Hanks after nearly a decade. But the film will sadly be without a Spielberg movie staple, as it is the first in 30 years not to feature a score by composer John Williams.
Steven Spielberg's next film will be Bridge of Spies
Announcing the film’s title on Wednesday, DreamWorks Pictures also revealed via a statement that 83 year old Williams had been forced to pull out of the movie due to a health issue.
Taylor John Williams - Shots from the red carpet ahead of NBC's season 7 of "The Voice" top 5 event which was held at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails in West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 9th December 2014
Could there ever be another winner?
The iconic Star Wars theme was voted by BBC Radio 3 listeners as the UKs favourite from a selection of twenty classics. Star Wars dominated nearly a quarter of the vote, with Ennio Morricone's The Good, The Bad and the Ugly coming in second. Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story was third.
C3P0 and R2D2 traverse baron lands in Return of The Jedi
This isn’t the first time composer John Williams has been celebrated for his seminal work. In fact, the 1977 original, A New Hope, won him a plethora of awards.
Williams will be part of a returning force from the original movies that includes Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.
Last Saturday (27 July), John Williams became the latest name to be tied down to the upcoming re-boot of the beloved Star Wars franchise. The composer, who has written the score for all six of the movies so far, was confirmed as a contributor by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy during a Star Wars fan convention in Essen, Germany, with an interview with Williams emerging online soon after on the oficial Star Wars YouTube page.
John Williams, here with Samanta Wimslow, will compose the next Star Wars film
The film's confirmed director Jj Abrams had already indicated earlier this year that he hoped to have Williams return for the latest reboot of the franchise, which is expected to arrive in cinemas by summer 2015, and now with the weekend's announcement it looks as though Abrams' first wish as director has become reality.
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The legendary composer will once again be on hand to provide the score for the next Star Wars film. Whilst in Germany, fans of the series were given their first look at the upcoming Star Wars Rebels series
There is still an air of apprehension surrounding the planned re-boot of the Star Wars franchise - which is now owned by Disney - however a recent interview with the great John Williams has given fans something to be a little less cautious about, as he has signed on to score the soundtrack for the seventh instalment of the sci-fi movie series. In a video interview posted on to the official Star Wars YouTube page on Saturday (July 27), the composer pledged his commitment to the franchise for at least one more film, as he also detailed his own love of George Lucas' beloved sci-fi epic.
Williams, pictured with Samanta Winslow, will be back to compose the score for the new Star Wars
The five-time Oscar winner, who won one of his golden statuettes in 1977 for his work on A New Hope, the first movie released from the series, said that he is working on the score for the upcoming film as he plans on maintaining his healthy relationship with the long-running series. Williams is the latest returnee slated to feature as part of JJ Abram's upcoming reboot, with original stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) all rumoured to be returning to the franchise. The Empire Strikes Back writer Lawrence Kasdan has also been announced as a returnee, taking on the role of creative consultant for the film, with Lucas himself said to be involved in the filming to ensure it adheres to his own vision of the galxay far, far away. Williams and his other returnees will be working on a script that is being penned by Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3), with the film expected for a summer 2015 release.
Singers Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond have led the 'Capitol Fourth' celebrations in Washington DC to great success.
In a display of unrivalled patriotism, timeless icons Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond graced Washington DC's National Mall to help celebrate Independence Day, performing in front of thousands of fans and TV viewers.
Singer Barry Manilow Gives A Sideways Look.
The audience were also treated to acclaimed composer John Williams conducting scores from Steven Spielberg's Lincoln movie, with a special video introduction from the director himself and the National Symphony Orchestra lending their unique talents, according to Billboard.
JJ Abrams hints that John Williams will be on board
Jj Abrams – like many a Star Wars fan – is struggling to envisage a Star Wars movie without the music of John Williams, the Hollywood Reporter have revealed. During a press conference in Berlin for another of Abram’s movies, Star Trek: Into Darkness, JJ gave the impression that Williams (who scored the original Star Wars movie) might well be back in the fold for his forthcoming sequel.
“Again, for 'Star Wars,' it's very early days, but I believe that, going forward, John Williams will be doing that film because he was there long before I was,” says the director. He also drew parallels between Star Wars and Star Trek (beyond the obvious sci-fi genre), telling reporters “Though I came at these both from very different places, where they both meet is a place of 'Ooh, that's really exciting.' And even though I was never a 'Star Trek' fan, I felt like there was a version of it that would make me excited, that I would think 'That's cool, that feels right, I actually would want to see that.’”
So far, it’s unclear which elements of the original Star Wars Abrams is likely to keep hold of and what he will alter, in order to achieve that vision but what we do know is that we’ll have to wait until summer 2015 to find out.
The Sam Wanamaker Theatre has announced a varied opening season.
The new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, an indoor Jacobean counterpart to Shakespeare's Globe, will open to the public on January 9, 2014 with a season of plays, opera and one-off concerts. The opening of the visually stunning venue completes the vision of actor, producer and director Sam Wanamaker first conceived for the Shakespeare's Globe complex in 1949.
According to The Guardian, the small 340-capacity theatre will host the company's winter plays as well as other events throughout the year. It will be lit almost entirely by candles. The grisly tragedy The Duchess of Malfi will open the season on January 9, directed by the Globe's artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, followed by Francis Beamont's satire The Knight of The Burning Pestle, which opens on February 20, 2012.
The connection is deeper than you'd think. As Shark painstakingly illustrates, Steven Spielberg and his crew employed a fair share of magic tricks during the tumultuous filming of this eventual blockbuster, and they often felt like the proverbial tablecloth was being yanked out from beneath their feet as problem after problem rode in on the crests of each wave off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.
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Hepburn plays the title character, a shy girl who's desperately in love with David Larrabee (William Holden), a rakish Long Island playboy whose too busy chasing skirts and getting married to notice the wispy chauffeur's daughter. Nearly suicidal over David's lack of attention, she reluctantly goes to cooking school in Paris for a couple of years. It's time well spent. She meets a wealthy baron, gets a great new wardrobe, and secures some self-confidence. "I've learned how to live of the world and in the world," she writes her father before leaving Paris.
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A quietly evil Ray Milland plays a cold fish who plots to kill his wife (Grace Kelly) for her insurance money. As he explains at the beginning of the movie, he also wants to commit the "perfect murder" - i.e. one that is complicated and dangerous, yet foolproof and never suspected. John Williams is the Scotland Yard inspector who may be onto him.
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Here, though, Grant's enjoying a day in the sun -- and night -- as he tries to track down the villain that's giving him a bad name. You see, John Robie (Grant) is retired. But some young upstart is stealing his M.O. -- and the new cat's eyes are on Robie's new would-be girlfriend, Frances (Grace Kelly), and her mom (Jessie Royce Landis).
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