John Williams interview with Classic FM
John Williams talks exclusively to Classic FM's Tommy Pearson
1. John Williams on Jaws
"Steven was always fond of saying that the music really made the film, but I think the film also made the music. If you played the music without the reference to the film I don't think we'd pay much attention to it." John Williams on Steven Spielberg.
2. John Williams on Star Wars
"I certainly had no idea that the opening titles of the film would have that kind of impact." John Williams on the reaction to the music for Star Wars.
3. John Williams on composing for the movies
"The film is in front of me, asking, telling and suggesting to me what it might need." John Williams on how he composes music for the movies.
4. John Williams talks to Classic FM
John Williams talks about his life and career in a candid and exclusive interview with Classic FM. "I don't know how you retire from music, it's like breathing, eating and functioning."
5. John Williams on the music he listens to
"I listen to all kinds of music, a lot of contemporary music and I'm a big fan of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and I love Brahms."
6. John Williams
"It was very difficult to get the music right…" John Williams talks to Classic FM about his extraordinary career and the challenge of writing the music for E.T.
7. John Williams signs Jaws poster
John Williams shares some of the secrets to his success and on what it was like creating scores for some of the biggest and most iconic movies of all time. Here he signs a Jaws poster, the blockbuster movie for which he penned the score.
8. John Williams talks to Tommy Pearson
John Williams talks exclusively to Classic FM at 8pm on Monday 27 August. “It’s my character to never to be completely satisfied and always be at least 10% insecure about whether I have got the things right.”