Films and TV Shows John Williams Has Composed For:

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Minority Report (2002)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Jurassic Park III (2001)
A.I. (2001)
Pearl Harbor (2001) (uncredited)
The Patriot (2000)
The Unfinished Journey (1999)
Angela's Ashes (1999)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Stepmom (1998)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Amistad (1997)
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park II (1997)
Rosewood (1997)
Sleepers (1996)
Nixon (1995)
Sabrina (1995)
Schindler's List (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Far and Away (1992)
JFK (1991)
Hook (1991)
Home Alone (1990)
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Always (1989)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
SpaceCamp (1986)
Amazing Stories (1985) - TV Series
The River (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Aliens From Another Planet (1982) - TV Movie
Yes, Giorgio (1982)
Monsignor (1982)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Heartbeeps (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Superman II (1980)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
1941 (1979)
Dracula (1979)
Superman (1978)
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) - TV Movie
The Fury (1978)
Jaws 2 (1978)
Star Wars (1977)
Black Sunday (1977)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Midway (1976)
Family Plot (1976)
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
Eiger Sanction (1975)
Jaws (1975)
The Towering Inferno (1974)
Earthquake (1974)
Conrack (1974)
The Sugarland Express (1974)
The Cowboys (1974) - TV Series
Cinderella Liberty (1973)
The Paper Chase (1973)
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Images (1972)
Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
The Screaming Woman (1972) - TV Movie
The Cowboys (1972)
Masterpiece Theatre (1971) - TV Series
NBC Nightly News (1970) - TV Series
Jane Eyre (1970) - TV Movie
Storia di una donna (1970)
The Reivers (1969)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1969)
Heidi (1968) - TV Movie
Land of the Giants (1968) - TV Series
Sergeant Ryker (1968)
Fitzwilly (1967)
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
A Guide for the Married Man (1967)
Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966)
Penelope (1966)
The Time Tunnel (1966) - TV Series
The Tammy Grimes Show (1966) - TV Series
The Plainsman (1966)
How to Steal a Million (1966)
Ever After (1966)
The Kraft Summer Music Hall (1966) - TV Series
The Rare Breed (1966)
The Katherine Reed Story (1965)
Lost in Space (1965) - TV Series
None But the Brave (1965)
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1965)
Nightmare in Chicago (1964) - TV Movie
The Killers (1964)
Gilligan's Island (1964) - TV Series
Gidget Goes to Rome (1963)
Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963) - TV Series
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963) - TV Series
Big G (1962) - TV Series
Diamond Head (1962)
Flashing Spikes (1962) - TV Movie
The Wide Country (1962) - TV Series
The Virginian (1962) - TV Series
Bachelor Flat (1961)
The Secret Ways (1961)
Stark Fear (1961)
Checkmate (1960) - TV Series
Because They're Young (1960)
I Passed for White (1960)
Daddy-O (1959) - Film
M Squad (1957) - TV Series
Wagon Train (1957) - TV Series
Bachelor Father (1957) - TV Series
Tales of Wells Fargo (1957) - TV Series
Playhouse 90 (1956) - TV Series
General Electric Theater (1954) - TV Series
Today (1952) - TV Series

source: IMDb


It's ridiculous how much famous music this guy has composed.

English archbishop and Lord Keeper
Born 1582 Died 1650

John Williams, son of Edmund Williams of Conway, a Welsh gentleman of property, was born in March 1582 and educated at St John's College, Cambridge. He was ordained about 1605, and in 1610 he preached before King James I, whose favour he quickly gained by his love of compromise. The result was the rapid promotion of Williams in the church; he obtained several livings besides prebends at Hereford, Lincoln and Peterborough. In 1617 he became chaplain to the king, in 1619 dean of Salisbury, and in the following year dean of Westminster.

On the fall of Bacon in 1621 Williams, who had meantime ingratiated himself with the Duke of Buckingham, was appointed Lord Keeper, and was at the same time made bishop of Lincoln, retaining also the deanery of Westminster. As a political adviser of the king Williams consistently counselled moderation and compromise between the unqualified assertion of the royal prerogative and the puritan views of popular liberties which were. now coming to the front. He warned Buckingham and Prince Charles of the perils of their project for the Spanish marriage, and after their return from Madrid he encountered their resentment by opposing war with Spain.

The Lord Keeper's counsel of moderation was less pleasing to Charles I than it had been to his father. The new king was offended by Williams's advice to proceed with caution in dealing with the parliament, with the result that within a few months of Charles's accession the Great Seal was taken from Williams. In the quarrel between the king and the Commons over the petition of right, Williams took the popular side in condemning arbitrary imprisonment by the sovereign. In the matter of ecclesiastical administration he similarly followed a middle course; but he had now to contend against the growing influence of Laud and the extreme high church party. A case was preferred against him in the Star Chamber of revealing state secrets, to which was added in 1635 a charge of subornation of perjury, of which he had undoubtedly been guilty and for which he was condemned in 1637 to pay a fine of £1,000, to be deprived of the temporalities of all his benefices, and to be imprisoned during the king's pleasure. He was sent to the Tower. In 1639 he was again condemned by the Star Chamber for libelling Laud, a further heavy fine being imposed for this offence. In 1641 he recovered his liberty on the demand of the House of Lords, who maintained that as a peer he was entitled to be summoned to parliament.

When the Long Parliament met, Williams was made chairman of a committee of inquiry into innovations in the church; and he was one of the bishops consulted by Charles as to whether he should veto the bill for the attainder of Strafford. In December 1641 the king, anxious to conciliate public opinion, appointed Williams archbishop of York. In the same month he was one of the twelve bishops impeached by the Commons for high treason and committed to the Tower. Released on an undertaking not to go to Yorkshire, a promise which he did not observe, the archbishop was enthroned in York Minster in June 1642. On the outbreak of the Civil War, after visiting Conway in the Royalist interest, he joined the king at Oxford; he then returned to Wales, and finding that Sir John Owen, acting on Charles's orders, had seized certain property in Conway Castle that had been deposited with the archbishop for safe-keeping, he went over to the Parliamentary side and assisted in the recapture of Conway Castle in November 1646. Williams, who was a generous benefactor of St John's College, Cambridge, died on the 25th of March 1650.

Being the entry for WILLIAMS, JOHN in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, the text of which lies within the public domain.

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Once an august time traveler went to 1892 with the complete sheet music to the score of Star Wars. He wanted to make a quick buck or maybe millions, but the 1892ers were unable to appreciate the vast, epic, sweeping, cream-thy-jeans, fan boy-pleasing sound of Star Wars. This was before Holst’s Planets, you see, and the world as yet wasn’t ready for Star Wars.

The time traveler left penniless resolving to return with Elvis records next time.

Meanwhile in 1971, while searching his mother's attic John Williams stumbles upon a forgotten libretto from Doctor Von Pitterpant’s 1893 Star Wars opera. He pieces together the music on the piano. It is haunting. He doesn’t know what it is but the music tears at him as if a piece of his very soul is missing.

For the rest of his life Williams feels empty. The feeling is never resolved.


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