“Forgotten Hollywood”- AFI to Honor John Williams…

Posted on October 8, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

250px-AFI_LOGO   For the first time in AFI history, America’s highest honor for a career in film will be bestowed upon a composer. John Williams will receive the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016.



   Perhaps best known for his enduring collaboration with director Steven Spielberg, his scores are among the most iconic and recognizable in film history, from the edge-of-your-seat Jaws motif, to the emotional swell of E.T. The Extraterrestrial, and the haunting elegies of Schindler’s List. Always epic in scale, his music has helped define over half a century of the motion picture medium. Three of Williams’ scores landed on AFI’s 100 Years of Film Scores — a list of the 25 greatest American film scores of all time — including the unforgettable Star Wars soundtrack, at #1. Other films include Saving Private Ryan, Seven Years in Tibet, AmistadThe Lost World, Rosewood, Sleepers, Sabrina, Jurassic Park, Home Alone, NixonFar and Away, JFK, Hook, Always, Born on the Fourth of July, SupermanThe Accidental Tourist, Empire of the Sun, The Witches of Eastwick, Presumed Innocent, the Indiana Jones trilogy, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

   With five Academy Award wins and 49 nominations in total, Williams holds the record for the most Oscar nominations of any living person. His storied career as the composer behind many of the greatest American films and television series of all time boasts over 150 credits across seven decades.

   Williams will be honored at the gala Tribute on June 9th, 2016. The AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute television special will air on TNT later that same month, followed by an encore presentation on Turner Classic Movies.

   Kudos to the magnificent John Williams!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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