Tag Archives: John Williams

Top Ten Songs

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We heard dozens of melodies during the eight movies, but which ones affected you the most? These are my top ten songs from the soundtracks. Read More »

John Williams’s Work Voted in Top Ten of Best Scores of All Time

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Recently, Classic FM listeners voted for the top 100 best movie soundtrack of all time. Racking up the most movie soundtracks within the top ten of this list is John Williams, the musical genius behind "Harry Potter". Read More »

John Williams: Over 40 Years of Collaboration with Steven Spielberg

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John Williams is best known in the "Harry Potter" community for his work on the first three films. Find out more about Williams, his work, and his 40-year relationship with director Steven Spielberg here. Read More »

John Williams First Composer to Receive AFI Lifetime Achievement Award


John Williams to be awarded film industry's highest honor. Read More »

John Williams discusses his past and present work


John Williams discusses how he creates new scores and how he uses the old scores in the creative process, including his work on the "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars" series. Read More »

Role Call: March movie madness

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This week, we find a handful of Hogwarts professors and wizarding baddies taking the limelight with appearances, screenings, and new trailers! Take a look at what the "Potter" cast has in store for us in our first March Role Call! Read More »

Grammy nominees include “Potter” alumni

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The 2015 Grammy nominees were announced today and included prominent "Potter" alumni. Find out who! Read More »

Role Call: Rags to Reunions


We have a lot to cover in this week's Casting News, including a first look at what a good Lucius Malfoy might have looked like, the secrets the Dowager Countess may be hiding, the "Harry Potter" reunion you weren't expecting, Stan Shunpike gets animated, and more details (finally!) on the new "Cinderella"! Read More »

Volunteers needed to dress up in “Potter” costumes for Music of John Williams concert

Great Performances: Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration

Do you love to dress up as your favorite "Potter" characters? Do you live in the Pittsburgh area? Then the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra needs YOU! Read More »

Warwick Davis “would love” role in new “Star Wars”

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Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick/Griphook) has been busy recently. Only this weekend he appeared at the second 2014 "Star Wars" Weekend, where he appeared alongside other "Star Wars" cast members Jeremy Bulloch and Tiya Sircar. There has been plenty of talk about "Star Wars" recently, with the announcement of the cast for "Star Wars: Episode VII" made last month. Warwick has spoken now about how much he would like to be involved with the new "Star Wars" films. Read More »

John Williams will return to score new “Star Wars” film

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A lot of excitement was shed last week when the cast announcement was made for the upcoming "Star Wars" film, Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) being just one of the actors to join the team. Adding on to that fan excitement, it can now be confirmed that John Williams, composer of the rest of the "Star Wars" saga, and of course composer of the first three "Harry Potter" films, is set to return once more and work his magic (pardon the pun) on the new film's score. Read More »

John Williams to conduct benefit concert in Oregon

Great Performances: Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration

John Williams, the legendary composer responsible for the iconic music in the "Potter" film series, is to conduct a benefit concert aptly titled "John Williams: Maestro of the Movies" in Portland, OR. Read More »