That’s right, folks! Set to be released on December 18, 2015 (come on, December!), Star Wars Episode VII will not only have Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford acting, but also John Williams composing, with, of course, the London Symphony Orchestra (the best I know of). After all, Star Wars sure wouldn’t be Star Wars without Williams putting the emotion into the film, and I’m positive that there are quite a few people who would agree with me heartily on that. For me, I like Star Wars partly because of the composer and music.
In an interview with John Williams, he said it was a privilege to be working with J. J. Abrams on this new comeback film and is using the same themes as he did in the prior movies. (YES!!) It’s like living the old days when Star Wars was new, for us younger people who didn’t get that experience, and reliving it, for those who had the thrill to see the first episode; to see the main title rising up the screen and to hear the powerful blasts of music from the orchestra, sending chills up any listener’s spine. In this interview, Williams says he doesn’t know the story; he prefers not to read the script so that when it comes out, he will share the surprise with the audience around the world.
With J. J. Abrams’s Star Trek series scored by Michael Giacchino, I wonder if Giacchino will take over John Williams’s job for scoring later Star Wars films. Sadly, we must learn to accept that Williams is getting older and pushing the last years of his legendary career, and who else would take over his job for scoring Star Wars? Of course, no one can live up to that like Williams did. Star Wars soundtrack just can’t be redone, in other words. If John Williams created it, no one else can recreate it.
John Williams is one of the most renowned and famous film composers working today and is my favorite music artist. He has been composing for movies since the 1950’s and is still composing today, so he is like the pioneer of most film score composers and is considered the greatest living film score composer today. Besides Star Wars, he has scored classics like E.T., Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Encounters of the Third Kind and much more. He has also won five Academy Awards over his career. I am more than excited to see Episode VII and hear the music that we all know and love so well.
Do you have a favorite film score composer or movie soundtrack? Feel free to comment and share your opinion!