Composer John Williams hasn’t seen a single ‘Star Wars’ movie
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Published: 2016-12-26 18:19:10.0 BdST Updated: 2016-12-26 18:19:10.0 BdST
John Williams, whose compositions helped ‘Star Wars’ become a cultural touchstone, has admitted he has never watched one of the movies all the way through.
“I let it go. I have not looked at the Star Wars films and that’s absolutely true,” said Williams in an interview with Mirror UK.
“When I’m finished with a film, I’ve been living with it, we’ve been dubbing it, recording to it, and so on. You walk out of the studio and, ‘Ah, it’s finished’.
Now I don’t have an impulse to go to the theatre and look at it.”
The Oscar-winning composer says he is simply too busy.
“I am already working on Spielberg’s new film and I don’t want to listen to music or see films... Writing music is very, very hard work and for orchestra particularly. So it’s a labour-intensive thing. I have to be in a room alone all the time because that’s the life that it is."
Perhaps more surprising, Williams does not consider his work on the movies to be very good.
“I don’t know. A lot of them are not very memorable and so on. It’s probably the most popular music that I’ve done.”
The ‘Star Wars’ soundtrack was chosen by the American Film Institute as the greatest American film score of all time in 2005, and has been preserved by the US Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”.
But Williams, whose credits include ‘Jaws’, ‘Superman’, the ‘Indiana Jones’ series, ‘Jurassic Park’ and three ‘Harry Potter’ films, isn’t sure he has ever gotten it right.
“You hope that you’ve gotten 90 percent of it, or as close to it as you can,” he said.
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