Justin Freer talks about John Williams’ epic and unforgettable score to one of the best films of all time - Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, directed by Steven Spielberg in 1981. Looking at two distinct scenes in the film, Justin dissects some interesting facts about the music, in addition to a fun tidbit about the trumpet player who is very prominent in each cue.
John Williams is regarded as the greatest film composer of all time, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history in a career spanning over six decades. Williams has won 25 Grammy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. With 52 Academy Award nominations, he is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney. In 2005 the American Film Institute selected Williams's score to 1977's Star Wars as the greatest film score of all time. The Library of Congress also entered the Star Wars soundtrack into the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".