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Thread #142666   Message #3303500
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
06-Feb-12 - 11:53 PM
Thread Name: War Horse film
Subject: RE: War Horse film
John Williams will be 80 on 8 February 2012.

From Wikipedia

"John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. In a career spanning almost six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the history of motion pictures, including the Star Wars saga, Jaws, Superman, the Indiana Jones films, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Hook, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Home Alone and the first three Harry Potter films. He has had a long association with director Steven Spielberg, composing the music for all but two of Spielberg's major feature films."

He can add The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse to this list. The Adventures of Tintin has just won an Annie Award in the Music for a Feature category. War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin have both been nominated for the 84th Academy Awards in the Original Score category, John Williams' 46th and 47th nominations for the Academy Awards.