Skip to main content

‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite’ Earns John Williams 25th Grammy

25th Grammy For John Williams

Serious question.  What does John Williams do with all his awards?  Does he have a dedicated room for all the Oscars, Grammys and other numerous awards?  Or does he store them away in storage?  Well whatever he does, he has to add another one to the collection.  Another Grammy to be specific which makes it 25 for the composer.  He won the award for the ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite’ which apparently he penned after being inspired by a Disneyland theme park attraction.  That must have been some inspiration!

The Grammys were the 62nd incarnation and it was 58 years ago that John Williams received his first nomination.

You can listen to the five minute suite below which was recorded at Abbey Road, London with the London Symphony Orchestra.  The piece was a collaboration with composer William Ross who said:

“We wanted to enhance the immersive theatre quality of the land with a new composition, and that seemed to intrigue him. He signed on for it and it’s been a fantastic adventure.  One of the things we’re trying to inspire in our guests is this sense of awe and wonder. There’s an optimism, a sense of adventure; you go on a journey in this five minute piece.”

John Williams also received a nomination at the 65th Grammys for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for ‘Hedwig’s Theme’, which he recorded with virtuoso violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.

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


Popular posts from this blog

Did Paul Freeman Accidentally Eat A Fly In Raiders of the Lost Ark?

The Famous Indiana Jones Fly In Belloq's Mouth Scene.  Did It Really Happen? I've always wondered if Paul Freeman unintentionally consumed a fly in this scene in  Raiders of the Lost Ark ?  It's the scene where Indiana Jones shouts down to Bellosh...I mean Belloq and threatens to blow up the ark.  Did a fly go in his mouth? I remember watching this scene back in the early eighties and my ten year old mind thought he definitely had a snack while filming.  I recall talking about 'flygate' in my school playground at the time and the general consensus with my friends was that Freeman definitely had a sneaky snack. Paul Freeman talks about the famous 'fly' scene in an interview with  and settled 'flygate:' This is a bit of a dicey question so don’t get too upset. (Laughs) A movie’s always got bloopers in it, some have a lot, and some only have three or four. And the most remarkable blooper was right before the opening of th

Star Wars VII Movie Poster - Every End Is A New Beginning

Star Wars VII Movie Poster Just saw this Star Wars VII movie poster on Kyle Newman's Facebook fee d.  The poster is by  Lyndon Berresford and Paul Bateman.  I am loving this.  Who do you think the two characters are?  Lando and Leia?  Han and Leia's children? Have you seen other Star Wars VII movie posters?  Let me know. Rob Wainfur @welshslider

Explaining That "Weird" Cut In Poltergeist. Read The Missing Scene

Why Is There A Strange Cut In The 1982 Horror Classic, Poltergeist? If you're a fan of the 1982 Horror classic, Poltergeist then you will be very familiar with that "weird" cut in the movie.  It's 32 minutes and 47 seconds in to the movie and the scene is where Diane is explaining the strange phenomenon that is happening in the kitchen.  First, she shows to Steve a chair scraping across the floor all on its own then she does the same with Carol Anne.  Steve leans up against the kitchen wall and is completely shocked at what just happened.  It's at this point Diane starts to explain the sensation of being pulled and then...A very abrupt cut.  One moment we are listening to Diane and suddenly it cuts to Diane and Steve at their next door neighbours door.  Why the sudden cut?  It's on the VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray and even the streaming versions.  Why does this awful and weird cut exist in the movie, Poltergeist?  Watch the clip below to see the cut: Well, the ans