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John Williams Greets Musical 'Star Wars' Fans Outside His Home


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Celebrities and iconic popular figures have got to be used to elaborate fan moments occurring almost every day of their lives, but it's always heart-warming to see a little appreciation for it. John Williams proved to be an excellent sport when two musicians showed up outside his house to serenade him with 'Star Wars'.

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When 13-year-old trumpeter Bryce Hayashi (the high notes) and his flugelhorn-playing pal Michael 'Mickle' Miller set up their instruments and music stand outside legendary movie composer John Williams' LA home on July 11th 2016, they can't have expected to be greeted by the master in person.

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Diane Warren - 2016 American Film Institute Life Achievement Award Gala Honoring John Williams held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood at Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 9th June 2016

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John Williams and Katie Leclerc
John Williams and Katie Leclerc
John Williams and Katie Leclerc
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'Star Wars' Composer John Williams To Receive AFI Lifetime Achievement Award


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Composer John Williams is being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award by the American Film Institute. The five-time Academy Award winner, who scored the soundtracks to Star Wars, Jaws, Schindler's List and E.T. among many others, will received the award at a ceremony on June 9th, 2016.

He won his Oscars for the four movies listed above and for his adaptation of the original song score for Fiddler On the Roof, and has been nominated an additional 44 times – the most Oscar nods for any living person. It’s the first time in the AFI’s history that the prestigious honour will be bestowed upon a composer. The inaugural Lifetime Achievement award was given in 1973 to director John Ford.

John WilliamsJohn Williams, with his wife Samantha Winslow

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The Beat Beneath My Feet Trailer


Tom dreams of success as an international rockstar, but in reality, he's far from becoming that. He's a bespectacled teenager who lives with his single mum, is regularly teased and thus gets into fights. Soon though, he has a stroke of luck when he meets his rowdy new neighbour Steve, who turns out to be the frontman of a band Tom idolises, but who has - according to reports - apparently been dead for eight years (conveniently following a tax dispute). Desperate to become the musician he wants to be, Tom offers him an ultimatum; Steve much teach Tom everything he knows, or risk being outed as alive and having his peaceful life disrupted. Tom wants to enter a Battle of the Bands contest, but his competition is sceptical that he'll ever make it. Can Tom truly surprise everybody? Or is he chasing a fruitless dream?

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Steven Spielberg And Tom Hanks' Cold War Thriller Is Titled 'Bridge Of Spies' But It Won't Include A John Williams' Score


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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 SpielbergSteven 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.

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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

Stars Wars Theme Is Officially The Best, According To Radio 3 Listeners Anyway


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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.

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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.

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John Williams Confirms His Place On Upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII


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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.

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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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John Williams To Score Upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII & Fans Get First Glimpse At New Animated Series In An Eventful Star Wars-Themed Weekend


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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.

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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.

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Barry Manilow & Neil Diamond Win Hearts In A Glittering July Fourth DC Performance


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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.

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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.

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Stunning 'Sam Wanamaker Playhouse' To Open In 2014 (Lit Entirely By Candles)


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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.

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Samanta Winslow, John Williams and Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Samanta Winslow, John Williams Thursday 8th November 2012 AFI Fest - 'Quartet' - Premiere at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Arrivals

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John Williams and Samanta Winslow

Sabrina Review


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I'm afraid your opinion of Billy Wilder's 1954 romantic comedy classic Sabrina depends on your opinion of Audrey Hepburn. And even if you find her enchanting, a delicate flower, you may have a tough road to hoe.

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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John Williams

Date of birth

8th February, 1932

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.82


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