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War Of The Worlds - Original Soundtrack / John Williams

Release Date: 06/28/2005 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000456802   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  John Williams
Conductor:  John Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Imported from : ARGENTINA   
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Composer: John Williams .
Recording information: Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, CA.
John Williams became the most famous soundtrack composer in Hollywood thanks to his late-'70s work with George Lucas and, crucially, Lucas's pal Steven Spielberg. (Williams's first score for Spielberg, 1975's JAWS, is quite possibly the most famous movie score of all time, and certainly contains the most parodied music cue ever.) WAR OF THE WORLDS is yet another Williams score for yet another Spielberg movie, but rather like the film itself, there's a newfound unsettling quality to Williams's aesthetic. Previous Williams/Spielberg scores tended to mirror the filmmaker's generally upbeat world view with similarly accessible music; even the
Read more elegantly restrained score to SCHINDLER'S LIST served to highlight the main character's essential nobility. However, WAR OF THE WORLDS is atypically scary and somewhat paranoid for a Spielberg summer action flick, and Williams's score effectively ratchets up the tension throughout the album, repeatedly layering dissonant, clashing brass and woodwind parts and using repetitive figures in a style occasionally reminiscent of Philip Glass. WAR OF THE WORLDS is an interesting departure for both artists, and a notable achievement for Williams. Read less

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War of the Worlds by John Williams
Conductor:  John Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2005; USA 

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