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John Williams's film music : Jaws, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the return of the classical Hollywood music style

Author: Emilio Audissino
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Wisconsin film studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Williams is one of the most renowned film composers in history. He has penned unforgettable scores for Star Wars, the Indiana Jones series, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Superman, and countless other films. Fans flock to his many concerts, and with forty-nine Academy Award nominations as of 2014, he is the second-most Oscar-nominated person after Walt Disney. Yet despite such critical acclaim and prestige,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Williams; John Williams; John Williams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emilio Audissino
ISBN: 9780299297343 0299297349
OCLC Number: 856579584
Description: xxvi, 317 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I. The classical Hollywood music style : "The classical Hollywood music": a chronicle --
"The classical Hollywood music": a stylistic definition --
Part II. John Williams and the classical Hollywood music style : The "modern" Hollywood music style: the context of Williams's restoration --
Star wars: an oppositional score --
Williams's early years: spotting the first traces of neoclassicism --
Jaws: Williams's neoclassicism floats up to the surface --
Williams's neoclassisicm: style and habits --
Williams's naysayers: a deconstruction of classical and new criticisms --
Raiders of the lost ark background: a neoclassical film --
Raiders of the lost ark analysis: the return of Max Steiner --
Beyond the films: conductor John Williams --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1. Completing the picture : Williams's versatility for Spielberg (and others) --
The Spielberg/Williams collaboration --
Williams's eclecticism besides Spielberg (and Lucas) --
Appendix 2. Film and TV scores, concert pieces, and arrangements : Scores for feature films --
TV scores --
Principal early-year collaborations --
Fanfares, orchestral miniatures, and concert pieces --
Catalogue of film-music concert pieces --
Principal medleys and arrangements from film scores, songs, and popular music.
Series Title: Wisconsin film studies.
Responsibility: Emilio Audissino.

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An in-depth examination of how the legendary film composer ("Star Wars," "Jaws," "Superman," "Raiders of the Lost Ark") restored the classical Hollywood music style and became a pivotal figure the  Read more...

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"Emilio Audissino should be commended for his passion and research of such a stellar composer as John Williams."--Larry Timm, author of "The Soul of Cinema: An Appreciation of Film Music"

 
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