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Music can’t make a bad film good, but it can make a good film great and composers like five time Academy Award winner John Williams can make that good film unforgettable and instantly recognizable. While some health concerns have cropped up in the past few years, Williams, who is 84 years old continues to work with his long time friend in film Steven Spielberg. He recently confirmed his involvement with two upcoming Spielberg movies, Ready Player One and Indiana Jones 5. Last Thursday Spielberg presented Williams with the Life Time Achievement Award by the American Film Institute, making him the first composer to be so honored in the 44 year history of the award. 

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Williams is best known for his work on Superman, Star Wars, Jaws, and E.T., and has continued his Star Wars musical connection, composing for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and hopes to be able to work on Star Wars VIII and IX.

If I can do it, I certainly will. I told Kathy Kennedy I’m happy to do it, but the real reason is, I didn’t want anybody else writing music for Daisy Ridley.

 

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