The legendary music composer John Williams is putting the final notes on what may be his final music score for a film, Indiana Jones 5, after six decades of captivating large-screen musicals.
Williams of Williams, who composes the thrilling soundtracks of more than 100 of the most iconic films ranging that range from Star Wars, Jaws, and Jurassic Park to E.T, Harry Potter, Superman, and Schindler’s List – has hinted he to retire when he turns at the age of 90 this February.
Scroll down to see some of Williams’s most well-known works including the iconic Indiana Jones theme.
The artist – who has collected five Oscars and 25, Grammys as well as fifty Academy Award nominations – was said in the words of Steven Spielberg “the single most significant contributor to my success as a filmmaker”.
“Without John Williams, bikes don’t fly,” the Hollywood director, who has been a frequent collaborator from the moment he was invited by Williams to a luncheon in 1972, told.
Speaking about a possible future where he doesn’t have to write scores for films, Williams said: “At the moment, I’m working on Indiana Jones 5, which Harrison Ford – who’s quite older than me – I believe has announced is his final film.
“So I thought: ‘If Harrison can do it, then perhaps I can, also.'”
Ford who is celebrating his 80th birthday in the coming month, has not officially announced his retirement.
And Williams is also unwilling to make the move In an interview with The Associated Press how he doesn’t wish “to be seen as categorically eliminating any activity”.
“I can’t play tennis, but I like to be able to believe that maybe one day I will,” the man said at his house in LA.
Williams and Spielberg came together in the year 1950. Pic: AP
Reflecting on the remaining goals
A Star Wars film demands six months of effort that “at this point in life is a long commitment to me,” Williams stated.
He’s now determined to continue his love of creating concert music, including an orchestral piano piece he composed with Grammy Award-winning American classical pianist Emanuel Ax.
In spring, Williams and cellist Yo-Yo Ma released “A Gathering of Friends” the album they recorded with musicians from the New York Philharmonic orchestra, featuring new arrangements of scores such as Schindler’s List, Lincoln, and Munich.
Williams stated that his time in the field of music has provided him with an “ability to breathe and to live”.
“It’s given me my life,” he said.
Here’s a sample of his most renowned works:
“Unreal” is an original
Williams his impressive list of film accomplishments is said to be the only one that has been beaten in the past by Walt Disney, with billions aware of the Jaws theme song and Star Wars’ famous Imperial March.
“I’m told that the music is played all over the world,” the composer claimed. “What could be more rewarding than that?”
“But I have to say it seems unreal,” the singer admitted. “I can only see what’s in front of me at the piano right at this moment and do my best with that.”
Indiana Jones 5 – the first film in the series produced by Spielberg It is set to be released in June 2023.