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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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Picture - Taylor John Williams - Shots... West Hollywood California United States, Tuesday 9th December 2014

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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Picture - Samanta Winslow, John Williams , Thursday 8th November 2012

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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