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Watch John Williams score the opening scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Dec 14, 2015

Some very cool footage has surfaced of the great composer at work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There might be slight spoilers ahead.

Life After Death Star is the reimagined hip-hop/Star Wars album you're looking for
Dec 3, 2015

One of the greatest hip hop albums of all time meets one of the greatest movie scores of all time, and it's kind of brilliant. 

Vintage Empire Strikes Back featurette focuses on John Williams' iconic Star Wars score
Aug 22, 2015

Here's an intimate look at the celebrated composer's process of scoring the Star Wars sequel.

Watch Spielberg + Williams perfect the E.T. theme in 1981 video
Jul 2, 2015

The theme to E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial is a classic tune, that can immediately invoke a wave of nostalgia for a generation of Steven Spielberg fans. But, before it was tugging our heart strings, Spielberg and composer John Williams were banging that sucker out on a piano to make it sound just right.

John Williams promises we'll hear familiar themes in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
May 22, 2015

What exactly does the legendary composer have in store for us when his score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens rumbles out of theater speakers?

Star Wars without John Williams' score is the most awkward thing you'll see today
Sep 11, 2014

If you’ve ever doubted the difference a good soundtrack or score can make in a movie, just take a look at what Star Wars would've been like without John Williams’ iconic score.

Watch one man's amazing a cappella cover of the Star Wars theme
Dec 17, 2012

We're all guilty of unconsciously humming the Star Wars theme sometimes. Admit it, you even imagine the text crawl is describing the epic events of your work day. Well, vocalist Nick McKaig took geeky humming to a whole new level when he recorded himself mimicking every single instrument from John Williams' iconic theme song, then put them all together.

Celebrate John Williams' birthday with 10 of his best sci-fi scores
Dec 16, 2012

In a very real sense, composer John Williams - 80 years old, today - is responsible for the sound of modern genre entertainment, given that he wrote the music for so many films that have been enshrined as sci-fi and fantasy classics: Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, etc. Here are 10 of his best...and one non-genre score we couldn't do without.

Star Wars: In Concert tour to begin this fall
Dec 14, 2012

Star Wars: In Concert, a new multi-media show featuring an orchestra playing John Williams' scores for the Star Wars films and an accompanying exhibit begins to tour this fall.