A feature-length John Williams documentary from Steven Spielberg, director Laurent Bouzereau and several studios is in the works.
In the immortal words of Lizzo, “It’s about time.” At long last, a documentary about the life and times of the legendary composer John Williams It happens. Steven Speilberg organizes the John Williams documentary project throughout Amblin television with Imagine Documentaries and Nedland Media in the early stages of orchestration production. Laurent Bouzereau, an established documentarian, directs the long retrospective. If you’re familiar with Spielberg’s oeuvre, you’ll know that Bouzereau is an expert at documenting some of the filmmaker’s most outstanding achievements.
In addition to organizing the John Williams documentary, Spielberg is an executive producer along with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Justin Wilkes, Sara Bernstein and Meredith Kaulfers. Many consider John Williams to be the most accomplished composer in Hollywood history. He has composed scores for some of the industry’s most beloved films, including Jurassic Park, Star wars, Superman, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Home alone, Schindler’s Listand more.
Williams first thought about handing over his baton as a conductor after arranging music for it Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. But Williams shocked Spielberg earlier this month when he told his friend and filmmaker that he was continue his career. Rest is for the wicked, as they say.
“I don’t think we’ve ever disagreed,” Spielberg said of working with Williams for more than 50 years, “I mean, what am I supposed to do? Sit down and write the music yourself?”
Williams cut his teeth composing music for hundreds of television episodes, including shows like Gilligan’s Island, Lost in space, M team, Bachelor dadand Checkmate. He also created themes for NBC Nightly News (“The Mission”), NBC’s Meet the pressand PBS art exhibition, Great achievements. He has even dabbled in sports by composing themes for various Olympic events across the Summer and Winter Games.
I can’t imagine a world where Williams’ music isn’t supreme among cinephiles. Even if he’s not your favorite composer, Williams’ contribution to Hollywood is legendary. I look forward to seeing what Spielberg, Bouzereau and the rest of the team can present for their John Williams documentary. What about you? Feel free to let us know your thoughts on this project in the comments below.