Cue the menacing tuba. And the Empire March. There is also an exciting Indiana Jones theme. Five-time Academy Award-winning composer John Williams is getting the feature documentary treatment, while his collaborators of half a century are waving the baton.
Steven Spielberg and his Amblin Television are working with Imagine Documentaries and Nedland Media on an untitled documentary about the legendary composer behind the franchise, such as Star Wars, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and harry potter, Deadline has been confirmed. The project is in its early stages, and Spielberg executives teamed up with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Justin Wilkes, Sarah Bernstein Co-produced with Meredith Kauvers.
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Williams, who turns 91 in a few weeks, has been nominated for 52 Academy Awards during his 67-year career and won violinist on the roof (1971), jaw (1975), star wars (1977), Alien (1982) and Schindler’s List (1994) — The final four with Spielberg at the helm. He also has three Emmys on his mantel, dating back to 1968.
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Beginning with television in the late 1950s, Williams has more than 165 composition credits—from Theater 90, Freight Train and lost in space Hit features include The Adventures of Poseidon, The Towering Hellled by Christopher Reeves superman Movie, Home Alone, JFK, Angela’s Ashes and patriot.
The composer has been busy, writing music for Spielberg’s current awards season favorite Fabermann and Disney+’s star wars Derivative series Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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