Hard to believe, everyone, but we've come to the end of this blogathon. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm kinda sorry to see it go because it's been cool delving into the life and work of our honored guest. I hope Mr. Williams had a happy ninetieth birthday. and that everyone's … Continue reading The John Williams Blogathon: Wrapup
Here we are... One of John Williams's best-known works is 1981's Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. It was the first time George Lucas's iconic character was seen by the public, and as anyone who has watched the film can attest, it's something special. Directed by Steven Spielberg, it hits all the right … Continue reading Five Musically Important Scenes In “Raiders Of the Lost Ark”
It's here, people. Time to celebrate everything John Williams and the movies that he scored. I'm excited about this...how about you? I hope everyone enjoys themselves. All right, you all know the drill. I'll be updating this post over the next four days, so please feel free to send me your reviews and I'll add … Continue reading The John Williams Blogathon Has Arrived
It goes without saying that John Williams is one of the most prestigious and influential composers in Hollywood history, and it also goes without saying that his scores are all memorable and unique in some way, maybe even singable. The Star Wars movies. Harry Potter. Indiana Jones. Superman. Valley of the Dolls. Catch Me If You Can. Hook. … Continue reading Announcing the John Williams Blogathon!
The 1978 Superman is, in my opinion, one of the best superhero movies ever made. It wasn't the first time the Man of Steel hit the big screen. That honor goes to Kirk Alyn, who starred in the serials of the late forties and early fifties. It wasn't even the first time Superman had been … Continue reading Seven Reasons To See “Superman”
The crazy world of Hammer-Amicus is back... We all know that the Amicus filmmakers love their monsters. A lot. Crazy a lot. So why not go nuts? Instead of one or two monsters, how about a whole slew? That's what 1981's The Monster Club is about, and if one can get past the bouncer, there's plenty of … Continue reading Monsters Unite