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John Williams

Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Star Wars Rebels Concept Art

Yup. That’s Star Wars, alright. Thanks to Star Wars Celebration we also know what the new Star Wars Rebels logo will look like. More at Club Jade.


For A More Civilized Age

Should We Expect John Williams For Star Wars VII?

Is it possible to look at this picture and not hear the opening chords of the Star Wars theme?



John Williams Is Ready to Listen If You Want to Call Him Up About the Star Wars Sequels, Disney. Any Time Now.

And Disney/Lucasfilm will ask him to score the upcoming movies, right? I mean. They can’t do new Star Wars movies without John Williams. ‘Twould be blasphemy.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: President Obama Explains Why He Doesn’t Have a Mohawk Like That NASA Guy

If this isn’t enough of an explanation for you, go here. (The Frisky)


This is just like magic!

John Williams’ Harry Potter Theme Performed On Glassware

The music created by composer John Williams for the Harry Potter films are among my all-time favorites. Hedwig’s Theme in particular always gives me happy thoughts. Here we have it played on a series of glasses. I don’t think this constitutes a glass harmonica (correct me if I’m wrong, music lovers) but I’m sure you’re familiar with the concept. Different glasses are filled with varying amounts of water to produce specific notes. I think the effect here is rather spectacular.

(via That’s Nerdalicious)

All this has happened before...

Animated Interview With Bear McCreary Pits Geek Composer Against Geek Composer

Gary Levine plays comedian Richard Lewis (I’m not sure why) in this chat with the real Bear McCreary, composer of modern Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Human Target and more. Watch as “Lewis” chats with McCreary about geek life and then presents him with various scenarios of who would win in a fight between the likes of John Williams and Hanz Zimmer. I heart this so hard. There’s also an uncensored version on Vimeo. (If the end bit seems weird to you, it’s probably because you haven’t watched BSG.)

Almost Totally Excellent

The Annie Awards Honor Jennifer Yuh Nelson As Best Director, Politely Acknowledges Tintin

The woman who was named Hollywood’s highest grossing female director, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, can add another honor-notch to her belt: She was named Best Director at last week’s Annie Awards, which honors achievements in animated films. Rango won Best Picture, and if you thought that this is where The Adventures of Tintin would catch a break … you were mostly right.


Just Go With It

The Jurassic Park Theme, Played on the Melodica

The melodica, also known as a “blow organ” and “key flute,” is a harmonica-style instrument that features a tube through which to blow air and a keyboard to create distinct notes. It looks like this. Now, witness a glorious, sometimes aggressive version of the Jurassic Park theme song written by award-winning composer John Williams, played on the melodica. And then try not to laugh.

“They do move in herds …”

(via Best Week Ever)

Clever Girl

The Jurassic Park Theme, Now With Lyrics & Keytar!

Bravo, Brett Domino, bravo. You’ve taken one of my favorite film scores by John Williams and put some pretty funny words to it. Not only that, you replaced classical instruments with one of the most amazing instruments known to music – the keytar – all while wearing a Jurassic Park t-shirt. Bonus points for the well-placed animation.

(via GeekSugar)