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Transcript of John Williams
John Williams’ themes for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Superman, and ET have great appeal for the general public and his movie score albums are top sellers. John Williams’ compositions for the Olympic ceremonies capture the true spirit of the games. Williams composed the well-known NBC News theme The Mission.
From 1980 to 1993, along with all his other work, John Williams was the conductor and musical director of the famed and much loved Boston Pops Orchestra, where he is still a guest conductor. Awards and Nominations Over 41 Oscar nominations (five wins)
Twenty-odd Gold and Platinum Records
Numerous nominations for:
Emmy Awards (two wins)
Golden Globe Awards (three wins)
Grammy Awards (18 wins)
National Board of Review (including a Career Achievement Award)
Saturn Awards (six wins)
And BAFTA or British Academy of Film and Television Arts (seven wins) citations
Along with 17 honorary doctorate degrees A Life in Pictures... John Williams as a senior in High School John Williams at 25, working for television John Williams recently receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from President Obama Some of John's Most Famous Works Include... JAWS Star Wars Indiana Jones Home Alone Jurassic Park Harry Potter Olympic Fanfare and Theme