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The Top 8 Movie Themes Composed by John Williams

If you are not familiar with the name John Williams, you should be. Even if you are not familiar with the name, you’ve more than likely heard the composer’s iconic movie score themes at least once in your life. John Williams has composed the music for some of the most memorable films of our generation. Star Wars, Jaws, and Superman are some of the more notable films where you’ve heard his work, and that’s just a small sample of his prowess as a composer.

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RetrospectRealm1183d ago (Edited 1183d ago )

Should've just had one Star Wars theme. Imperial March is more Darth Vader theme than the theme for all of Episode V. Then Duel Of The Fates is just a fight scene score. You could've made the list even better by replacing two of the Star Wars ones with other of his works, like ET. ET is even in that picture.

coolbeans1182d ago

The way I see it when they're suggesting a movie "theme," is essentially an orchestral tone and rhythm embodied within the whole movie.

So, Imperial March? Absolutely, especially since there was no "official score" for them yet (they really just had a lot of dark beats in New Hope), this changed a few things about them and that loud, pulsing beat set up that dread complimented by the title of the film.

Duel of the Fates? I'd actually say that one is more important since Williams/Lucas were aiming for something different throughout the whole prequel trilogy. Those beats supplemented by chants seems to be a tempo kept throughout most of those films.

RetrospectRealm1182d ago

Even so, whether they were 'suggesting' that or not. It wasn't clearly stated, therefore becoming confusing and making it seem as though a huge Star Wars fan made this list.

coolbeans1182d ago

The description looks like they specified it enough.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

RetrospectRealm1181d ago

I'm talking about the description in the article. Not Wikipedia... Lol

coolbeans1181d ago (Edited 1181d ago )

So am I.

"Even if you are not familiar with the name, you’ve more than likely heard the composer’s iconic movie score themes at least once in your life."

When you look at that with an understanding of what a film score is strictly defined as, there's nothing suggesting Imperial March or Duel of Fates fall into a sub-category; they're purely Star Wars themes.

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