The Unfamiliar John Williams

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Composer John Williams has won awards and fame for his scores for movies such as Star Wars, Superman, Jaws, E.T., Schindler's List, and many, many others. Williams wrote compelling music for not only those blockbusters, but also for some less famous films, such as Robert Altman's psychological thriller Images, and the only feature film directed by Frank Sinatra, the war drama None But the Brave. On this week's Movies on the Radio, host David Garland digs deep in the John Williams vault and unearths those gems and others.

Playlist:

John Williams - None But the Brave - suite - Film Score Monthly

John Williams - John Goldfarb, Please Come Home - Fawz TV, Mongoose Blues - Film Score Monthly

John Williams - Penelope - To Bergdorf's/Shoe Fly, Anonymous Friends - Film Score Monthly

John Williams - A Guide for the Married Man - Prologue/Off To Work, The Perfume Problem - Film Score Monthly

John Williams - Images - suite - Prometheus

John Williams - Lost In Space - Season One Main Title, The Reluctant Stowaway: Walk In Space/To Be Continued - La La Land

Hosted by:

David Garland

Comments [6]

David Garland

GCL, Williams also scored the 1966 Irwin Allen TV show "The Time Tunnel." I remember reading the "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" novel by Theodore Sturgeon back in the day, and another related paperback, "City Beneath the Sea." As a kid I loved the first couple seasons of "Voyage..."

Tamara, I definitely have to check out that Boccherini/Star Wars connection!

Oct. 18 2010 11:36 AM
Yuko Ichihara from NJ

Probably it's too late to say, but 'The Unfamiliar John Williams' last Saturday (Sep.18) was quite interesting. I enjoyed a lot! Especially, 'Images'. It was a quite visual, psychotic piece, reminding me of classic Japanese horror stories/movies. Chil run my spine. Though these works were 'unpopular', I was thrilled with his taking challenges and risks. Cheers! to John Williams.

Sep. 24 2010 09:08 PM
WQXR

Rita,

Sorry for the delay - the audio is now available.

Sep. 20 2010 02:56 PM
R JOnes

I love Movies on the RAdio, but missed it last night (Saturday, 9/18). I cannot seem to get the feed of that show so that I can listen today. Is it not available yet?
Rita Jones

Sep. 19 2010 05:48 PM
Tamara Kono

Have you listened to the Boccherini Quartet Op.64 No2 G.249? There is a small passage in there that was used for Star Wars.

Sep. 18 2010 08:41 PM
GCL from Astoria Queens

Hello!
I've known about the "Lost in Space" sound track that he wrote. It's a member of the three TV shows that filmmaker Irwin Allen made, "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" and "Land of the Giants" are the others. "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" stands out because its the only one of the three to be based on both an excellent film, and a good book by the same title.

Sep. 17 2010 11:11 PM

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