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The Ultimate John Williams Playlist - 120 Tracks

This is my John Williams playlist on my Iphone.  These are my favourite John Williams tracks.  The "John Williams" playlist gets played all the time usually on random.  I believe that this list contains the best of John Williams.  If I'm missing any please let me know.  I would be more than happy to expand my list.  There are quite a bit of Star Wars and Indiana Jones on the list but lets be honest they are his most famous and some of his best. Cantina Band Star Wars A New Hope Suspecting Lois Takes The Plunge Superman 2  Throne Room And End Credits Star Wars A New Hope  Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner Star Wars A New Hope  Lost Squadron Close Encounters The Menu Jaws 2  Ben’s Death/ Tie Fighter Attack Star Wars A New Hope  Desert Chase Raiders Of The Lost Ark Anakin’s Dream Star Wars Revenge Of The Sith  Tractor Beam/Chasm Crossfire Star Wars A New Hope  Han Solo And The Princess Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back  Anakin’s Theme Star Wars The Phantom Menace

George Lucas to appear in The Clone Wars

George Lucas is set to make his first appearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars as Chairman Papanoida in episode four of season three. Sphere Of Influence sees the Star Wars creator's second outing as the blue-skinned resident of Coruscant, after first making a cameo in Revenge Of The Sith (where he had risen to the ranks of 'Baron'). Talking about his role, Lucas said, “My appearance in Episode III was just for fun. Mostly, I did it for my kids. I was wrapping the series, and I’d never been on-screen in a Star Wars film, even though I’d been making them for decades. With The Clone Wars , I get the best of both worlds, because I get a starring role but don’t have to do any acting or wear any blue make-up.” His family, who appeared alongside him in the final live action Star Wars film, will also feature in the animated story, though none of the characters, including Lucas, will be voiced by their human counterparts. However, his daughter Katie Lucas is taking

Spielberg drops in at Sherston

SHERSTON had a taste of Hollywood when Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg was spotted taking a break from filming War Horse at Castle Combe last week. Regulars at the Rattlebone Inn saw him there on Thursday enjoying a meal. One said: "The minders and the cars outside with the tinted windows that gave it away – and the baseball cap." The director’s current project is an adaptation of a children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo which tells the tale of a farm horse taken to serve in the First World War and the young boy who goes in search of him. It features Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and Harry Potter star David Thewlis, who also played one of Black Beauty’s owners in the 1994 film. Sherston location shown below. View Larger Map Read more at

Spielberg Filming War Horse In Wales In October. Agency Looking For Extras

With the Ryder Cup taking place in South Wales in particular Newport where the Celtic Manor is located, it seems Hollywood has taken over the Welsh valleys.  But it doesn't end there because in a couple of weeks time Steven Spielberg is going to be filming War Horse in a small village just a few miles from the Celtic Manor.  That village is Caerwent located about five miles west of Chepstow and eleven miles east of Newport, and was founded by the Romans.  There are a number of roman ruins so much so that some are actually in the residents back gardens. According to the casting agency they require males with black or olive skin, short hair and cut with short back and sides, physically fit and no tattoos. Since I live five miles from where they will be filming naturally I have put my name down for an extra (even though I have white skin its worth a try.) I will let you know if I get a part or not.  If you feel like having a try the link is

Rango Movie Photo Stills

VIDEO: Fan Does A Fantastic Jurassic Park Impression Recreating Scene

YouTuber, "UndoTube" has done a fantastic recreation of the dining scene from Jurassic Park.  His impressions are rather impressive The only reason I did this video: Jeff "Freaking" Goldblum. My friends and I sat up all night doing Jeff Goldblum impersonations, ending each sentence with "and, and, if... and, well, there it is." I have a hunch that when he gets a script, he adds a comma after 90% of the words in all of his lines. "I'm just saying that, uh, uh, life, uh, finds, a way." I concentrated on Jeff Goldblum... my impersonation of the other four characters may not be up to par. 

VIDEO: STAR WARS : The Solo Adventures

“Star Wars: The Solo Adventures” by Daniel L Smith tells the story of why Han Solo “Dropped his cargo at the first sign of an Imperial Cruiser”. It was produced as a student film at The DAVE School at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida.

Johnny Depp Is Rango

Rango is a pet chameleon who lives in a terrarium. Everything is calm and comfortable and relaxing and quiet. Until, one day, he somehow ends up in the rough of an Old West town in the American southwest, whose name is actually “Dirt.” As he’s always thought himself a hero, Rango establishes himself as the lawman, strolling the streets as a sheriff like character. Unbeknown to him, the “good guy” role doesn’t do very well in Dirt -- with a whole cemetery filled with good guy tombstones. But that doesn’t stop Rango from trying, constantly seeking to fit in, with his surroundings, no matter how challenging -- just like a good chameleon! Check out the teaser trailer of this upcoming Nickelodeon and Paramount flick, due in theaters March 4th, 2011.

Lucasarts, Please Do Your Special Make Over To Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis

So Lucasarts, since you've done such a great job with the first two Monkey Island games (the second is still only a dollar/59p by the way on Itunes) why not do a make over of the fantastic Lucasarts game Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis?  Like most of the point and clicks from Lucasarts this was quality entertainment from start to finish.  It had a great story, enticing atmosphere, and addictive gameplay. There were over 200 locations to explore.  The music and sound effects were way better than any other adventure game on the market at the time.  Could you imagine this game in HD on your Xbox or PS3 and don't get me started if it was on the Iphone?  Come on Lucasarts, don't make me beg! INTRO TO INDIANA JONES AND THE FATE OF ATLANTIS

Grim Fandango Easter Egg In Monkey Island 2 Special Edition

So there I am playing Monkey Island 2 on my Xbox and I'm just about to enter the mansion and go up the stairs and what do I see in the painting on the wall?  Well see for yourself So does this mean that Lucasarts are working on a Grim Fandango special edition?  After all we all started speculating when Day Of The Tentacle was found in the first one.  See the link below. Anyway if you havent got the game yet and you own an Iphone or Ipad then its under a dollar on Itunes at the moment (thats 59p to the Brits.) Its worth it just to listen to the great music and the spitting contest.

The Art of Drew Struzan - New book on The Movie Poster Artist

Drew Struzan has created some of the most iconic movie poster images of the last 30 years, from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" to "Star Wars: Episode III". This is the first book to cover his movie work in depth. Featuring over 300 pieces of artwork, including previously unseen poster art for "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" and "Hellboy II", this is a treat for movie buffs and artists alike. About the Author Drew Struzan's art is some of the most iconic in modern movies, with the artwork for over 150 movie posters to his credit, including all the Star Wars, Back to the Future and Indiana Jones movies, Harry Potter, E.T., Big Trouble in Little China, The Goonies and the Muppets. George Lucas dubbed him "the only collectible artist since World War II" and Steven Spielberg called him his "favorite movie artist". Coming September 24th Check out the huge portfolio here -