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Happy Monday!

Just watch the video below. You’re welcome.

Seeing the creative process of John Williams scoring the soundtrack for ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ alongside Steven Spielberg is about as cool as it gets. Quite simply, Steven Spielberg and John Williams are the greatest movie director & musical composer duo in history. This behind-the-scenes video clip is Nostalgia Gold.

Ladies and gentlemen, if this collaboration between a cinematic genius and a musical genius does not inspire you, then I don’t know what will.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

This Force Awakened John Williams

Did you know yesterday’s blog post, “An Eternal Rey of Light,” was going to have a sequel?

Like most sequels, this blog post will be heavy on the action.

Continuing on the legacy of famed composer John Williams, specifically concerning his track titled, “Rey’s Theme” from The Force Awakens soundtrack, it seems prudent to show a brief interview with Rey herself:

Actress Daisy Ridley.

In this interivew, Ms. Ridley discusses her reaction to her theme song and, more importantly, the man who came up with said theme.

And here’s a bonus clip of John Williams discussing The Force Awakens and Rey.

That’s what you call being pitch perfect.

An Eternal Rey of Light

YouTube is nothing but goofy videos, like cats that open doors, dogs that rap and a gerbil with a lightsaber.

That presumption is only partly correct (But c’mon…a gerbil with a lightsaber!).

Despite the preconveived notions about YouTube’s content, the videos that can be discovered while exploring the popular website are actually infinitely diverse. There are ridiculously silly and absurd videos, yes, but there are also amazing feats captured for millions (even billions) to see for an eye-opening surprise.

John Williams is a movie soundtrack legend. Mr. Williams has written and composed some of the most iconic scores in movie and cultural history.

  • Jaws (1975)
  • Star Wars (Beginning in 1977-Present)
  • Superman (1978)
  • Indiana Jones (Beginning in 1981-Present)
  • E.T. (1982)
  • Home Alone (1990)
  • Hook (1991)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)

In addition, what’s equally noteworthy of the past legacy of John Williams is the future legacy of John Williams. Returning to compose The Force Awakens (Star Wars: Episode VII) in 2015, one of the best instrumentals on the soundtrack is “Rey’s Theme.” And it sounds like YouTube user Chelsea Comeau is quite the good student in the John Williams school of brilliant character themes, with just a piano.

Now compare to the genius John Williams version, complete with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at his disposal. And, of course, let’s not forget that John Williams came up with this beautiful instrumental from his imagination.

Amazing.

It’s pretty great what you can find on YouTube, isn’t it?

Or what you can be inspired by on YouTube…

P.S. You’re welcome.

These Musical Chairs Are a Force Unlike Any Other

Continuing yesterday’s blog post, let’s explore a bit of the force and its enduring power…

John Williams.

Enough said, I know. Mr. Williams is a masterful music composer who is responsible for some of the most iconic and treasured movie scores in history. Among them, the theme from Jaws (1975), all the Star Wars films (starting in 1977), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Superman (1978), all the Indiana Jones films (starting in 1981), E.T. (1982), Home Alone (1990), Schindler’s List (1993), Jurassic Park (1993) and so on.

Forgive me for not listing all his movie soundtracks, but it’s a very long list.

Returning to the Star Wars franchise was a thrill for Mr. Williams, as he explains in the video below. Inspired by the chance viewing of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope on the first day of 2017, any reason to listen to and learn from a genius is a good one. And this is one of those occasions. For any fan of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (or of brilliant music in general), please enjoy a special behind-the-scenes look into the process for writing and imagining the soundtrack for the blockbuster smash hit The Force Awakens.

If that interview makes you ponder life in a slightly unorthodox, yet better way, then the force may not be that far off for you…