Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thirty years of E.T.

With the release of another edition of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial comes another chance to wax eloquent about John Williams' incredible score. More than any movie in my experience, the music of E.T. becomes a part of the narrative, helping to tell this beautiful little story of loneliness, love, loss and triumph.

Listen to this movie. Listen to how the music helps propel the story and how it adds to the emotion of each moment.

Williams is arguably the finest movie composer of his generation – his themes define Jaws, Star Wars, the Indiana Jones films, the Harry Potter films, and so many more great movies. But E.T. is his masterpiece.

I plan to delve into this thought a bit in Uncle Warren's Attic #78, coming soon to a podcatcher near you. Are you subscribed?

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