Nothing against the works of Hans Zimmer, Alan Silvestri, or any of the other fantastic composers out there, but I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a film buff who didn’t have the legendary John Williams as cinema’s numero uno maestro (but I’m sure one of you will do just that in the comments).
Williams has composed some of the most epic, beloved and no iconic themes to some of the best films of all-time. Of course, most of us that come to LRM (either to read or to write) are more than familiar with his work on Star Wars, but we can’t forget about the tragically beautiful theme to Schindler’s List which earned Williams a statue. He also composed themes for Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, and Harry Potter.
Williams has won five Oscars (really, I thought it would have been more) throughout his career while having 52 nominations, which at the moment gives him the most of any living person. The only person with more nominations is Walt Disney who won 22 Oscars on 59 nominations, though he was not combined to a single category like Williams.
As far as cinematic scores and themes that I hold dear and are not made by Williams, Back to the Future (Silvestri) and Pirates of the Caribbean (Zimmer). Enjoy some of John Williams awesomeness below.
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