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Besides SW, what's your fav John Williams score?

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Mr. K, Apr 9, 2014.

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Besides SW, what's your fav John Williams score?

  1. Indiana Jones

    44.1%
  2. Harry Potter

    13.6%
  3. Superman

    19.5%
  4. Jurassic Park

    14.4%
  5. E.T.

    12.7%
  6. Other

    17.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. chagrian_scavenger

    chagrian_scavenger Jedi Knight star 1

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    Indiana Jones for me. But Jurassic Park as a close second.
     
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  2. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I said E.T. but also A.I. Artificial Intelligence is close to the top as well.
     
  3. Jedi-Washington

    Jedi-Washington Jedi Master star 4

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    I went with E.T. as well. While I think Close Encounters will likely be remembered by musicologists as his most innovative work, E.T. simply wins me over for it's charm.
     
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  4. christophero30

    christophero30 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Superman. That and Empire Strikes Back are his masterpieces imo. Also Jaws. The barrel chase. [face_love]
     
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  5. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Hook should really get a lot more love. It's fantastically magical and swashbuckling.
     
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  6. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh man Hook! One of my faves too for sure.
     
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  7. Lukers

    Lukers Jedi Knight star 1

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    Hook is probably my favorite by Williams outside of Star Wars and it was also the Steven Spielberg movie I watched the most growing up as a kid.

    Not sure if there is a correlation there or not...
     
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  8. GaiusBaltar6

    GaiusBaltar6 Jedi Youngling

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    Raiders of the Lost Ark
     
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  9. Sith Lord 2015

    Sith Lord 2015 Jedi Knight star 3

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    - Temple of Doom
    - E.T.
    - Close Encounters
    - Jaws
    - Born on the 4th of July
    - Jaws 2
     
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  10. TheCloneWarsForever

    TheCloneWarsForever Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    In no particular order (so listing chronologically)

    Jaws
    Superman
    The Last Crusade (Indiana Jones)
     
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  11. BadCane

    BadCane Jedi Master star 4

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    I think Raiders. But I have to listen to all Indy OT albums to make sure.
     
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  12. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I shy away from Indiana Jones, not because they're not great. They are. I shy away because they're almost too obvious a choice.
     
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  13. BadCane

    BadCane Jedi Master star 4

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  14. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah the Harry Potter scores from Williams are also a great pick. Very memorable.
     
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  15. Guidman

    Guidman Host, PT Book Club and PT Trivia, CCCCC Winner star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    For me it's Harry Potter and Jurassic Park. The music in Harry Potter has a magical feel to me. Hedwig's Theme is incredible and I love Christmas at Hogwarts too. Sorcerer's Stone is my favorite HP film and part of that is for the music.
     
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  16. christophero30

    christophero30 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yes when Harry lets Hedwig go in the snow and the theme soars...
     
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  17. RandySolo

    RandySolo Jedi Youngling

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    For me, it's a toss-up between the Indiana Jones series and Superman.

    I also really like Lincoln and SpaceCamp. And Jurassic Park gets an Honorable Mention.

    The funny thing is, I was a SpaceCamp fan for thirty years before I bought the soundtrack, and in all that time I NEVER knew that John Williams had done the score. It took buying the CD for me to find that out.
     
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  18. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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    [face_love]
     
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  19. christophero30

    christophero30 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Temple of Doom score is epic. I like Short Round's theme. And Marion's theme from Raiders. Also AI is a great score. And The Accidental Tourist. I like his piano driven work.
     
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  20. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Master star 4

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    Superman. I really missed it with these new films. My little brothers were superhero fans and I grew up with Christopher Reeve's portrayal. I will even admit that I loved Superman Returns and Brandon Routh.
     
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  21. Master_Rebado

    Master_Rebado Chosen One star 6

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    Superman
     
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  22. Sith Lord 2015

    Sith Lord 2015 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I voted for E.T. because it's much more subtle than some of the other scores. Fanfares in SW and Indiana Jones are great, but E.T. shows another side of Williams' music that probably doesn't get as much attention. Another nice Williams score that I think hasn't been mentioned yet is Dracula. The movie itself is mediocre IMO, but the score is really nice.
     
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  23. christophero30

    christophero30 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yes I recently watched Dracula and was thrilled to hear a score from JW's amazing late 70's early 80s period. The love theme from Dracula is amazing.
     
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  24. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    I watched Midway last night. JW came up with a great rousing catchy march for the end titles; I wish it had featured more prominently in the film.
     
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  25. christophero30

    christophero30 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I still think Superman wins hands down. Hearing 5 seconds of the theme in Justice League made the movie for me.
     
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