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    John Williams' 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace' Score Getting Limited Edition, Double LP, Color Vinyl Reissue

    Just when you thought you'd amassed all the "Star Wars" merchandise, here’s yet another collector’s item to get excited about. Perhaps one of the more celebrated aspects of “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” is composer John Williams’ epic s...

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    John Williams and Steven Spielberg: The Critics Speak, Not Always Kindly

    The soundtracks are iconic, the films are now pure nostalgia. So their reviews immediately recognized their genius, right? Not so much. Vincent Canby’s review in the New York Times remarked that “John Williams's soundtrack music is beginning to sound just a tiny bit familiar, not all that different ...

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    Grammys: 'The Muppets,' 'The Artist,' 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'Dragon Tattoo' & More Nominated For Soundtrack & Score

    We haven't paid attention to the Grammys in years, mostly because it's irrelevant, these days we're barely familiar with half the nominees, and the show is usually pure tedium. (Don't even get us started on that Beach Boys tribute thing last year.) But for movie buffs looking to main...

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    Kevin! John Williams' 'Home Alone 2' Score Getting Limited Edition, Expanded Reissue

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... and with it comes the many traditions we each have to ring in the holidays. For many that includes a slate of holiday programming that airs once year. Maybe "It's A Wonderful Life" is your can't miss offering, or perhaps "Merr...

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    John Williams' Tracklist For Soundtrack To Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Is Suitably Important & Historical

    Yep, another Stephen Spielberg movie means another John Williams score, and the upcoming Oscar contender "Lincoln" will mark their 26th collaboration ("Duel" and "The Color Purple" being the only films in Spielberg's oeuvre the composer hasn't scored). And with...

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    Watch: John Williams' 80th Birthday Celebration Includes Obama, Spielberg and Lucas (VIDEO)

    Last Saturday octogenarian composer John Williams attended a gala tribute concert for his ongoing 80th birthday celebration at the Tanglewood music festival in Massachusetts. Steven Spielberg and James Taylor made surprise stage appearances, and both President Obama and George Lucas delivered video ...

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    Spirited Stars

    The Independent Spirit Awards, held the day before Oscars in a gigantic tent in Santa Monica, provides a great opportunity to meet and greet movers and shakers in the world of film, as well as journalists, actors, and anyone who likes to schmooze in the sunlight. It should be clear by now that I am ...

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    Grumpy Terry Gilliam Unloads on Various Filmmakers, Films

    If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that Terry Gilliam is really, really grumpy. And or at least, very hilariously candid. Maybe it's the fact that he's constantly marginalized, besides having the oversized imagination and actor loyalty that would (you'd think) make him a...

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    John Williams Will Score Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Plus A Load Of 'War Horse' Images

    While he may have dabbled in a number of genres, told a variety of stories, and balanced big blockbusters with thoughtful dramas, the one constant in the career of Steven Spielberg (Daddy-issue themes aside) has been John Williams. The composer has worked on 25 of the director's films (that incl...

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