Top 10 Unforgettable Film Scores by John Williams

The composer is known for composing some of the most incredible and unbelievable pieces of music ever to accompany movies on the big screen, but which is his best? WatchMojo Presents the Top 10 Greatest Film Scores to be made by John Williams. But what will take the top spot? The sinister Jaws, Jurassic Park’s sweeping powerful symphony, or the iconic music of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope? Watch to find out!

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00:54 #10. “Empire of the Sun” (1987)
01:52 #9. “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1977)
03:00 #8. “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (2001)
04:08 #7. “Superman” (1978)
05:08 #6. “Schindler’s List” (1993)
06:11 #5. “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981)
07:16 #4. “E.T. the ExtraTerrestrial” (1982)
08:25 #3, #2, #1 ????

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  1. If you all want to see one about Hans, you should differentiate when he
    works with a workforce of ghostwriters or just by himself, what I like to
    call Hans-Solo (which are definitely few).
    There is a whole bunch of musicians standing behind his name, making it
    ‘his’. I am not criticing it, Holywood just seems to go that way, getting
    bigger, selling more, selling yourself.
    John Williams, however, also added a wonderful bunch of concert works to
    his glossary, which you definitely should check out. And we hear and feel
    something in his music.. organic.
    I recommend to you the film music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold, which
    influenced Williams when it comes to the musical biggies like Star Wars or
    the serious elements in Jaws or Hook (almost completely!)

  2. It has taken less time for Watchmojo to make this tribute list for John
    Williams than it is taking for the Academy to award him an Honorary Oscar.

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