John Williams: Superman The Movie

If you were John Williams, you might allow yourself a small moment of smug. The movie and the special FX may have dated. But the music hasn't.

If anything, it has grown and become iconic, and that's probably down to Williams' ability to capture the essence of the movie in his music.

Released: 1978
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder

The Film: An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive world’s greatest super-hero. Starring the late Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent/Superman, Gene Hackman as Lex Luther and Margot Kidder as Superman’s love interest Lois Lane.

The Score: John Williams is one of the most widely recognised composers of film scores in the world, best known for his heroic, rousing themes to some of the highest grossing films of all time.

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