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John Williams (Holiday)

The most popular film composer of the modern era, John Williams created music for some of the most successful motion pictures in Hollywood history -- Star Wars, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, and Jurassic Park are just three of the credits in his extensive oeuvre. Born February 8, 1932, in Long Island, NY, he was himself the son of a movie studio musician, and he followed in his father's footsteps by studying music at UCLA and Juilliard; initially, he pursued a career as a jazz pianist, later working with Henry Mancini to compose the score for the hit television series Peter Gunn. Williams then went solo to pen a number of TV soundtracks for series including Playhouse 90, Wagon Train, and Bachelor Father; in 1959 he ventured into film with Daddy-O, and spent the majority of the 1960s alternating between the silver screen (The Killers, The Plainsman) and its smaller counterpart (Gilligan's Island, Lost in Space).

In 1968 Williams earned his first Academy Award nomination for his work in Valley of the Dolls; in 1970, he garnered nods for both The Reivers and Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and two years later finally won for Fiddler on the Roof. A slew of Oscar nominations followed, for features including The Poseidon Adventure, Images, Tom Sawyer, and The Towering Inferno. In 1974 he first teamed with a young filmmaker named Steven Spielberg on a movie titled The Sugarland Express; the two frequently reteamed over the years to come, with often stunning results -- Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Jurassic Park, and Schindler's List were just a few of the Spielberg/Williams pairings, with Jaws, E.T., and Schindler's List all winning the composer Academy Awards.

Williams' other most frequent collaborator was George Lucas; beginning with 1977's Star Wars -- yet another Williams Oscar winner -- they later teamed for 1980's The Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return of the Jedi, with the composer agreeing to score Lucas' subsequent Star Wars films as they went into production in 1997. He even celebrated his 30th anniversary of working with Steven Spielberg with 2002's Minority Report soundtrack. Other scores of note included 1979's Superman, 1987's The Witches of Eastwick, 1988's The Accidental Tourist, 1991's JFK, and 1995's Nixon. In 1980, Williams also took over for the late Arthur Fiedler as the conductor of the Boston Pops. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Love home alone the movie
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Brings so many memories of Christmas
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Hah Gunter
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How do u hate a , movies as good as home alone
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Christmas is a lovely time share with your family make sure you love each and every one of them enjoy the time you have with them and make sure to have a lovely christmas plz love every thing and never fight plzz and never ever ever ever ever do bad thing and spend the happy life with family not just christmas but every day of your life and appreciate it plz don't make this a mean world plz and thank you God bless you
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I hate the show by I like the song
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You want them to think one of these three things when they come away, look how far they have gone but they are still in the same place as they started with a new outlook, look how far they have gone compared to the beginning, and still so far to go! or I wonder if they would have thought me crazy if I told them all this would happen to them at the beginning? Home Alone does just that and I really think it fills all three categories!
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Make sure your music and scene work together, not against each other. Get an amazing score, like a John Williams one, and make it dramatic! 3) Good acting, if it is just episodes then don't make em' all have the same exact outcome. You want your watchers to have a sense of emotion, whether strength, sorrow, joy, peace, etc, if they don't walk away and ten minutes later they are thinking about what is for dinner, you need to change something.
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Make sure your music and scene work together, not against each other. Get an amazing score, like a John Williams one, and make it dramatic!
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Great music, great movie, great (what else starts with an M? Oh I know) magic, great plot, all great. There are a few things you need to have for a good movie, 1). good plot, everything needs to work together, if it is romance it needs a good romance story, not sappy, if it is adventure don't make the characters just play around and they get into trouble here and it all ends the same. 2) GOOD MUSIC, you can have a good plot but without good music you are worthless! (more coming)
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I didn't get it?
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Kiss your hand ten times say your crushes name 15 times and look at your hand
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greatwriter1 4
i had no idea john williams did home alone
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I love home alone so much. It's so perfect and funny. Great music and movie.
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HOME ALONE !!!!!!!!:D!! ! ! ! # love CHRISTMAS
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Best christmas movie of all time.
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Watch
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I like it
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Love this!
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Love this song
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Love this song
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Love this movie:) hey scott.cody, y r u posting all that:?
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Okay song dufus!:)
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Love this song and movie

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I love this song ����
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Best song in the world!!!!!!! Christmas song that is
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:)
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We played that song at our Christmas concert
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Just listing music, awhile my nephew's trying to hook up. A will u. Lol to a older Tv. I mean old Tv.
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Well today we just went Christmas shopping
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2 more days until Christmas
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Good.
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I love Christmas!!! The music the food every thing about it is wonderful:)
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It's good
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4 more days inill Christmas
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This is Christmas!!
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Well, alright. Pandora does know how to pick em
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This is a very beautiful song
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Ul love it
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Merry Chritmas, to you all.
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Boss
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Love this movieeeeeeee e
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Classic Song!! LOVE IT����
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Nice
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Luv home alone!! Classic
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