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 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   jwb1   (Member)

https://apnews.com/article/john-williams-indiana-jones-star-wars-music-af541b3979fd6c0ea624bb200c322f42

After more than six decades of making bicycles soar, sending panicked swimmers to the shore and other spellbinding close encounters, John Williams is putting the final notes on what may be his last film score.

“At the moment I’m working on ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ which Harrison Ford — who’s quite a bit younger than I am — I think has announced will be his last film,” Williams says. “So, I thought: If Harrison can do it, then perhaps I can, also.”


Well deserved Maestro!

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Yeah, we had a thread a few months ago. That and "The Fablemans" are his last two films.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   Willgoldnewtonbarrygrusin   (Member)

Understandable - but still a major loss for film score lovers.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

A sad moment but what a wonderful career. We are blessed that he continued scoring into his 90s.

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Well, on the one hand he's not the John Williams of the 1970's and 1980's anymore score wise, and on the other he said he cant' do scores where he's taking six months out of a year of his life to do, so … I guess I'd b way way way more disappointed if he had retired in, say, 1988.

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Curious by the wording. Is he retiring just from film music and will still do concerts and side projects or retiring altogether? Either way thanks for the great times Jedi Master! Hope he enjoys his retirement.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   townerbarry   (Member)

Johnny T. Williams has said that in several interviews…that he would never step away from music. One does not quit Music!

I truly believe even after Spielberg’s Fabelmans…That Johnny T. Might be around to lend some help.

So…Here we go…

Who Will Steven Spielberg pick to score his next film after The Fabelmans???

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

He'll probably go with Thomas Newman or Zimmer (availabilities depending). Though maybe after working with David Newman recently, he'll consider him, too. But Conrad Pope should be considered.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)



Who Will Steven Spielberg pick to score his next film after The Fabelmans???


As he was mentioned in another thread, why not blow the cobwebs off Cliff ( who he / already retired) Eidelman.

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

Far too many of my favorite composers ended their careers because they, well, died. I am happy Mr. Williams is drawing the curtain by choice. While he isn't my favorite composer, he is my favorite LIVING composers and composed some of my all time favorite scores.

I'd venture to say my generation's interest in film scores bloomed because of his work. I'm glad he's gong out on an Indy score - one of his most iconic film series.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

I read the article, which keeps using the word "may" (including the opening paragraph: "putting the final notes on what may be his last film score") so I wouldn't call this official yet, even though the probability that he's retiring from films after this seems to be his plan.

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   Adam.   (Member)

I'd venture to say my generation's interest in film scores bloomed because of his work.

That's true for me. His mid-late 1970s scores are what sparked my interest. My first five LP purchases were Jaws, Jaws 2, Star Wars, Close Encounters and Superman. Bless the man.

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   Spiderbite   (Member)

His worst is better than most composers' best.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

frown

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Didn't say anything about TV - I imagine there may still be some work on 'themes' for other show similar to what he did for Obi-Wan which I think is great.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I'm not 100% sure Adam, but that's pretty close to how things started out for me too, give or take a FURY or DRACULA smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Replicant006   (Member)

I'd venture to say my generation's interest in film scores bloomed because of his work.

That's true for me. His mid-late 1970s scores are what sparked my interest. My first five LP purchases were Jaws, Jaws 2, Star Wars, Close Encounters and Superman. Bless the man.


I'll chime in and say it's most definitely true for me too. It all began with Star Wars, then Close Encounters and Superman. IMO, he's the greatest film composer we've ever had (subjective, I know). How truly blessed we've all been.

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   Viscount Bark   (Member)

I'm feeling a bit of deja vu regarding the discussion of who should take over as Spielberg's film scorer. This was a topic in the question-and-answer section of the Film Score Monthly magazine 30 years ago in a 1992 issue. It's pretty amazing that this is still a viable question in 2022!

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

about time.

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

Over the years Mr. Williams has given me tremendous joy and I can't think of another artist that comes even close to his influence on me (No, I'm not a musician, I just listen to his music a lot). I certainly understand that no one lives & works forever and we have gotten so much more music than I ever could have hoped for. I wish him a long and happy retirement and I hope that we continue to get expanded releases of his amazing work.

 
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