John Williams is one of the most famous composers of all time who has created some of the most beloved film scores in history. From Star Wars and Indiana Jones until Jurassic Park and Superman, it’s hard to imagine a world without his iconic music. This year, fans are eager to see him again Indiana Jones for the fifth installment of the franchise, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate, and he previously hinted that the film could be his last. The composer will be 91 next month and he recently told the Associated Press that he could evolve into just performing live instead of scoring massive blockbusters. However, Williams hit back on the claim this week when he was joined by longtime collaborator Steven Spielberg at the Writers Guild of America Theater in Beverly Hills for an event dedicated to their latest film, The Fables.
“Steven is a lot of things,” Williams explained to music journalist Jon Burlingame when asked about his retirement (via The Hollywood Reporter). “He’s a director, he’s a producer, he’s a studio head, he’s a writer, he’s a philanthropist, he’s an educator. One thing he’s not is a guy you can say ‘no’ to. ” This caused a huge public reaction before Williams explained that he knew Spielberg’s late father, Arnold, who worked at Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation until he was 100. “So I still have 10 years to go. while!” He added, “You can’t ‘pull out’ from music either. It’s like breathing. It’s your life. It’s my life. A day without music is a mistake.” Spielberg seemed surprised by William’s announcement, adding, “I better get to work figuring out what the hell I’m going to do next!”
How do John Williams and Steven Spielberg feel about each other?
Speaking at the event, Williams summarized the past 50 years of collaboration with Spielberg: “I have enjoyed his company and the fun and gift of his inspiration. Can a muse be a man? He has certainly been a muse to me.” Spielberg added with a laugh, “I don’t think we’ve ever had a disagreement, … I mean, what am I supposed to do? Sit down and write the music yourself?” The director then caused Williams to choke by saying, “In the art form we’ve both chosen, he’s been the most steadfast brother and collaborator I’ve ever had in my life. And that’s how I’d sum up how much I love of you.”
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