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Do TV Shows And Films Always Need A Trailer

Do TV Shows And Films Always Need A Trailer?

Would they have been pissed if it was just John Williams music and the title? Sure, but they still would have lined up for days to see it.Trust me: as a person who may love trailers more than most films, I am not saying they need to go away But for huge franchises or anticipated[...]

Stargirl Composer Pinar Toprak Talks Series Sound Super Influences

Stargirl Composer Pinar Toprak Talks Series' Sound, Super Influences

How can I get that across in the music?"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmHhIDUrdVA Her Musical Influences Are Pretty "Super" Favorite composer? Influences? Pinar cites John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith, and Cinema Paradiso composer Ennio Morricone as her timeless inspirations, but John Williams wrote the score that made her fall in love with the music, and this particular genre that she happens to[...]

Listen to the Star Wars: Galaxys Edge Symphonic Suite by John Williams

Listen to the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Symphonic Suite by John Williams

If you didn't get a chance to reserve your spot to check out Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland (which reportedly "sold out" in under two hours), we've still got a nice treat for you- a brand new piece of music from the composer of a galaxy far, far away, John Williams.Released yesterday officially by DisneyMusic,[...]

Kevin McCallister Returns: Macaulay Culkins Home Alone for Google

Kevin McCallister Returns: Macaulay Culkin's 'Home Alone' for Google

The Chris Columbus-directed feature from 1990 was a charming and timely family comedy, complete with mousetraps and an incredible John Williams score.It also is still near and dear to star Culkin's heart, as made apparent by this commercial made for the Google Home Assistant."It was interesting going back and doing a lot of this stuff," Culkin said[...]

Wanna Hear John Williams Disney Star Wars Parks Music

Wanna Hear John Williams' Disney Star Wars Parks Music?!?

As the time gets closer for Disneyland and Walt Disney World to open their Star Wars themed Galaxy's Edge lands, we're getting more tastes and teases as to what awaits us there.Entertainment Weekly just debuted [exclusively] a series of pieces of music from the great Maestro John Williams, composed for Black Spire and the new Cosmic Conflict locations.This[...]

Mondo Music Release of the Week: Jurassic Park

Mondo Music Release of the Week: Jurassic Park!

This week sees the release of one of the best soundtracks of all time: John Williams's Jurassic Park score![gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="857633,857634"] Welcome! In celebration of the forthcoming 25th anniversary of the cinematic masterpiece JURASSIC PARK, this week we're honored to present an all-new repress of John Williams' incredible score, available for the first time in several[...]

[#SXSW] What We Learned from Twitters The Last Jedi Panel

[#SXSW] What We Learned from Twitter's The Last Jedi Panel

[Editor's Note: This Last Jedi-centric piece comes to us from Bleeding Cool correspondent Brandon Wainerdi from SXSW 2018.] I am currently writing this in a Starbucks in Georgetown, Texas. Only 30 miles outside of Austin, the pressure kept building in my head as I sped back home, so much so that I had to finally pull […]

Star Wars Releases First Look at Solo Lobby Display

Star Wars Releases First Look at 'Solo' Lobby Display

(You can read more about those here.)Ron Howard stepped in to complete the film after original directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord were let go from the project by Kathleen Kennedy for a myriad of reasons (that we'll probably learn more about when the film opens).Solo will feature at least one piece of music by Star Wars[...]

Happy Birthday, John Williams: Bleeding Cool Staff Talks Favorite Williams Pieces, Scores

Happy birthday to one of our favorite composers of iconic movie themes and moments, John Williams The 86-years-young maestro has been the aural architect of some of the most impactful and enduring scores in modern cinema history — here are some favorites of the Bleeding Cool staff.[caption id="attachment_773093" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency /[...]

Kobe Bryant Might Need to Make Room for an Oscar in His Trophy Case

Kobe Bryant Might Need to Make Room for an Oscar in His Trophy Case

The music was done by iconic composer John Williams.Bryant told the Los Angeles Times that he had previously reached out to Williams in 2008 to help his basketball game: "I asked myself a question What makes a John Williams piece timeless? How is he using each instrument? How is he building momentum? As a basketball player,[...]

Fortune and Glory Kid: Spielberg Eyeing Indiana Jones 5 to Direct Next

Fortune and Glory, Kid: Spielberg Eyeing Indiana Jones 5 to Direct Next

There were also the random reports about a Chris Pratt-fronted Indy, but those have since been largely dismissed.There have also been no shortage of rumors about what the 5th film may be about, but everyone confirms there will NOT be an appearance of Shia LaBeouf's Mutt character from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (*sigh of relief*).Back[...]

Finishing the Saga: John Williams Will Compose for Star Wars IX

Finishing the Saga: John Williams Will Compose for Star Wars IX

Few things are as instantaneously recognizable as John Williams iconic Star Wars compositions.  Having created each sweeping score for the saga since the first in 1977, Williams is more intimately familiar with the galactic conflict films than perhaps anyone else.[caption id="attachment_773093" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com[/caption]It has been a topic of some discussion[...]

John Williams Will Write Theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story

John Williams Will Write Theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story

Legendary composer John Williams is returning for another Star Wars movie! Williams will write the theme for the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, the Han Solo solo adventure starring Aiden Ehrenreich as the titular young Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, and Emilia Clarke as a character named Kira.Unlike the main Star Wars movies, however,[...]

Rian Johnson Confirms The Last Jedi Runtime: 2 Hours And 30 Minutes

Rian Johnson Confirms The Last Jedi Runtime: 2 Hours And 30 Minutes

For me, it was like when I realized my old movies." On Mark Hamill and his input on the script: "Mark Hamill was offered many ideas for the script, but I have to tell him that he had to keep it canon [...]» I wanted to understand above all that had become Luke Skywalker that he attaches[...]

These 7 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind Photos Mean Something

These 7 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind Photos Mean Something

In the summer of 1977, director Steven Spielberg astounded audiences with his seminal science fiction classic Close Encounters of The Third Kind. Sony Pictures has been working hard on a theatrical release of the film, their viral marketing campaign from earlier this year causing fans to believe a sequel was in the works instead. Author Michael Klastorin has […]

The Ten Best John Williams Songs To Listen To On Star Wars Day

The Ten Best John Williams Songs To Listen To On Star Wars Day

[caption id="attachment_647143" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] Art directed by Suzy Rice and illustrated by John Alvin[/caption]John Williams is the best film composer of all-time His greatest achievement would be the soundtracks to the 7 films that makes up the Star Wars Saga (Rogue One is not a Saga film) Since today is Star Wars Day (May the[...]



SDCC 15: Surprise Fireworks Display Behind San Diego Convention Center

SDCC '15: Surprise Fireworks Display Behind San Diego Convention Center

To the everyone's surprise, explosions could be heard and lights could be seen as a grand fireworks display was set off.[youtube]https://youtu.be/UosMuPLJ0Mo[/youtube]The show was part a secret concert held by John Williams which the attendees of the Hall H Lucasfilm panel were invited to.Keep an eye out for an first-hand account of the experience by Jeremy Konrad.[...]