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John Williams Bags His 52nd Oscar Nomination For Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

52 Nominations For John Williams The nominations for the 2020 Oscars are out and Joker leads the way with 11 nominations followed by The Irishman, Once Upon A Time In...Hollywood and 1917 all with 10 each. 

Star Wars is represented too with the usual categories that a Star Wars movie gets nominated in: Visual Effects, Costume Design, Sound Design and of course Original Score.  It's John Williams last Star Wars score and of course he should have been nominated.  It makes it his 52nd Oscar nomination, extending his lead for most nominated living person. 

The 92nd Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 9 February.

Here's the full list

Best Picture:
“Ford v Ferrari”
“The Irishman”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Joker”
“Little Women”
“Marriage Story”
“1917”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
“Parasite”

Lead Actor:
Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”
Jonathan Pryce, “The Tw…

Photo of the day - Newspaper article from 1954 on John Williams

1954 Newspaper Article On John Williams John Williams, even back in 1954 at age 22 he was making people sit up and take notice of his natural talent.  I particularly like the opening lines to the article pictured:
Someday, the words "music by Johnny Williams" will flash on your local theater screen. When this statement appears you will recall when Johnny was A/1c John Williams, AF 19389341, 523 Air Force Band, March Air Force Base. The article ends with the mention that the composer is soon to be discharged, intends on pursuing his interest of music and to write for motion pictures.  I wonder how that went?



The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

Photo of the day - Star Wars: ILM Magic - Lighting the Death Star

Sometimes the simplest way is the best way.  Just take a look at this photo of the clever people at Industrial Light & Magic lighting the Death Star model for the Star Wars movie.  That moon, I mean space station is a thing of beauty.  Can I have it in my living room please?

The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

New Video and Images for the Special One Hour Episodic Event of Star Wars Resistance

New Video and Images for the latest episode of Star Wars Resistance In "The New World," Doza takes the Colossus to a hidden world on the outer rim, only to find it’s inhabited by a race of beings who don’t like them – for a very good reason.

In "No Place Safe," When Kaz decides to join up with Poe and the Resistance, things go awry when he discovers the First Order has located the Colossus.

The new episodes - "The New World" + "No Place Safe" - will also be available SUNDAY, JANUARY 12th (12:01 a.m. PT) on the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD, giving kids and families access to the series wherever and whenever they want to watch.









The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

REVIEW - COSMOS Is My Favourite Movie of The Month. Heavily Inspired By Steven Spielberg

COSMOS Is A Must Watch I love a good movie and in particular I love a movie that has had a lot of inspiration from the talents of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and John Williams.  COSMOS is most definitely one of those films.

Elliot Weaver & Zander Weaver are the directors, writers and producers and it was Elliot who contacted me to say they've made a movie based on one of my favourite subject matters, the question of whether we are alone in the Universe.  COSMOS tells a story of discovery not from the perspective of a large organisation like NASA or SETI but through the eyes of three ordinary men, enthusiasts and amateurs, who find themselves at the centre of a series of events that could change our World forever. Is the signal authentic? What does it mean and will anyone believe them?

Elliot told me "My brother and I are massive fans of all things Lucas, Spielberg and Williams and COSMOS was our love letter to the movies that inspired us to be filmmakers. We hope it r…

Review - The Moviemaking Magic of Star Wars: Ships & Battles

The Moviemaking Magic of Star Wars: Ships & Battles Yes, you may have your tablets and phones to do most of your reading these days but for me there is nothing like a good old fashioned book when it comes to reading about a movie, in particular the behind the scenes aspect.  It may not be as interactive as an app but the information that is at your fingertips, the glossy photos and being able to flick through a book instantly cannot be replaced.  But, if you want a little bit more from a book then look no further than The Moviemaking Magic of Star Wars: Ships & Battles by Landry Walker.


Not only is the book packed with behind the scenes information on all the Star Wars films leading up to The Rise of Skywalker (the movie is mentioned with three pages dedicated to it.  Maybe a later edition will have more) including the anthology movies such as Solo and Rogue One but the book has a little trick up its sleeve.  You see as you read about each movie and how the special effects we…

New Video and Images From the Latest Episode Of Star Wars Resistance: "The Mutiny"

New Video and Images Available for the next episode of Star Wars Resistance on SUNDAY, JANUARY 5 at 6pm ET/PT on Disney XD and 10pm ET/PT on Disney Channel! In "The Mutiny," Kragan buys a secret weapon to capture the Colossus and take over. When Synara discovers this plan she tries to warn Kaz and crew, but it may be too late.

The new episode - "The Mutiny" - will also be available SUNDAY, JANUARY 1st (12:01 a.m. PT) on the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD, giving kids and families access to the series wherever and whenever they want to watch.







The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.